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Assistant/Associate Professor, Cyber Operations (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Computer Science

Posting Number: req8968

Department: College of Applied Sci & Tech

Location: Sierra Vista

Address: Sierra Vista, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Cyber, Intelligence, and Information Operations at the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) invites applications for a position in Cyber Operations with an emphasis in Digital Forensics. This tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position will begin in August 2022. CAST offers the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree to diverse, transfer, post-traditional students in an online format. CAST is also actively growing online master's degree programs across all its disciplines. Candidates must be committed to outstanding undergraduate and graduate teaching for our diverse student population. We are seeking interdisciplinary-focused colleagues eager to collaborate across the college's programs and degrees. This position will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to preparing students to be future-focused and career-ready in a 21st-century workforce. The University of Arizona's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is the only college at UArizona that offers the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree. CAST education is facilitated by the college's one-of-a-kind Virtual Learning Environment that includes CyberApolis, a unique virtual city of 15,000 AI-driven bots who conduct business, engage in cyber media, and demonstrate human vulnerabilities that support scenarios in our classes. CAST's Cyber Operations program was ranked the #1 online, undergraduate cybersecurity program by Academic Influence in 2021. In addition, CAST is a National Security Agency (NSA) designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) designated Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE). CAST is the University of Arizona's only college headquartered in Sierra Vista. Sierra Vista is located 75 miles southeast of the Tucson campus and is the home to Fort Huachuca and the Army's Military Intelligence Center of Excellence. CAST enjoys a robust education and research partnership with city, county, state, and government partners to include multiple relationships with Fort Huachuca's many education, test, and evaluation organizations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching is expected. The faculty member will teach classes in applied computing in CAST's enhanced, online teaching model. The faculty member will engage virtually and in-person to mentor and educate students who represent a diverse, post-traditional demographic, including over 50% first generation college students.
  • The College's project-focused, undergraduate teaching model involves undergraduates in internships, research, and other hands-on experiences. The faculty member will mentor students in capstone experiences.
  • The faculty member will participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
  • As a part of the university's land grant mission in the borderland region of Arizona, the faculty member is expected to be actively involved in the college's commitment to shrinking the digital divide and expanding access to education for underrepresented students.
  • CAST values inclusive, interdisciplinary
    research and education. The faculty member is expected to collaborate
    effectively with colleagues across disciplinary lines.

Minimum Qualifications

MS/Ph.D./D.Sc. in Cyber Operations, Electrical Engineering, Electrical &
Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or closely related field.

and demonstrable experiencein one or more of the following areas:

Vulnerabilities & Security Principles
Threat Intelligence
Cyber Defense
Forensic Investigations
Trust Networking
Networking & Security
C, and/or Assembly Programming
Information Warfare

The initial appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor, but an
appointment at Associate Professor level may be considered for exceptionally
qualified candidates. To be considered for an appointment above the rank of
Assistant Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record
of distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability. To
be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates
must demonstrate a clear promise of such achievement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated prior online teaching experience is preferred but not required
  • Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO) experience
  • Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) experience
  • Incident Response experience
  • A Secret or Top Secret clearance

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information

Tenure Track (T/TE)

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Academic

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Melody Dugie,

CAST HR Manager

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Along with your Cover Letter and CV, please upload a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a Research Statement.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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