Professor of Practice in Cyber Security and Outreach
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Internal Number: R11215
Professor of Practice in Cyber Security and Outreach
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
We are seeking two highly motivated and qualified individuals to join our faculty as a Professor of Practice in Cyber Security and Outreach in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) in the College of Engineering or the Department of Computer Science (ComSci) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in the field of Cyber Security and a passion for teaching and engaging with the broader community. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact at the university and in the field of Cyber Security.
These are full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track positions with competitive compensation and benefits. The initial appointments will be for 3 years with the potential for renewal.
The Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science are committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Teach and develop undergraduate courses in Cyber Security
Mentor students and provide guidance for their academic and career goals
Engage in outreach activities to raise awareness of Cyber Security and its importance in society
Collaborate with industry partners to bring real-world experience to the classroom
Participate in departmental and university-wide committees and initiatives
Serve as a thought leader and subject matter expert in Cyber Security for the university and broader community
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, or related discipline.
Evidence of impactful career in professional practice outside of traditional academic roles, as defined by departmental criteria, that qualifies them to provide faculty and students with an understanding of the contemporary practice in a particular field of study.
A Masterâs or Ph.D. in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field
A minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of Cyber Security, with a strong understanding of current and emerging trends
Ability to teach a wide range of Cyber Security topics, including but not limited to, network security, cryptography, and cybercrime
Proven track record of teaching and outreach in Cyber Security
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage a wide range of audiences
Strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, industry partners, and the broader community
Department/Program & College Description:
About the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University is home to over 60 faculty and is associated with 12 research centers and institutes. The department boasts 20 IEEE Fellows, over $16M in research expenditures, and one of the largest ECpE enrollments in the nation. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees both in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, B.S. and M.S. in Cyber Security Engineering, B.S. in Software Engineering, and several minor and certificate programs. For more information, go to www.ece.iastate.edu.
About the College of Engineering
The Iowa State University College of Engineering is dedicated to educating future engineering leaders, conducting research to address our greatest challenges, using technology to make a difference, promoting the diversity of thought and culture, and creating solutions to make Iowa and the world a better place. The engineering program offers fourteen undergraduate majors, several minors, and multiple options for graduate students.
The college has an enrollment of 8,000 students, making it the largest college at Iowa State. More than 500 faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching, research, and student achievement. Internships, learning communities, study abroad programs, hands-on experiences, more than 90 engineering organizations, and a collaborative environment help shape student success â and our graduates are in high demand with an average of 95 percent placement rate six months after graduation.
About the Computer Science Department
The Computer Science department at Iowa State University is home to over 35 tenured/tenure-track/term faculty. The department boasts 4 IEEE/AAAS Fellows and over $2M in research expenditures. We offer B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. in Artificial Intelligence, B.S. in both Software Engineering and Data Science, and several minor and certificate programs.Â For more information, go to https://www.cs.iastate.edu/.
About the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is a world-class learning and research community. Iowa Stateâs most academically diverse college, LAS educates students to become global citizens, providing rigorous academic programs in the sciences, humanities and social sciences within a supportive personalized learning environment.
Our college is home to more than 7,000 students among 21 departments, the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, and more than 20 additional programs. Our faculty members teach more than 50 percent of all student credit hours at Iowa State leading to nearly 50 baccalaureate degrees, in addition to Ph.D. and masterâs degrees.
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University with more than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA, a progressive community of 66,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the Midwest, and is beaming with community pride and accolades.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university expects that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State Universityâs Principles of Community
Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled. However, to receive full consideration, application materials should be received by March 27th, 2023 All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at jobs.iastate.edu.
The following documents are required to be submitted as four separate PDF files (one for each required item numbered below):
1.Â Â Â Â Letter of application that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the required and preferred qualifications.
2.Â Â Â Â Curriculum Vitae or resume
3.Â Â Â Â Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other pertinent information
4.Â Â Â Â Statement on teaching philosophy (one page max)
Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans; â¢ Generous leave plans; â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa); â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability; â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts; â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts; â¢ Employee Assistance Program; â¢ Wellbeing program.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.