Professor of Practice or Clinical Faculty in Cyber Security

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: San Diego, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime
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Job Title Professor of Practice or Clinical Faculty in Cyber Security Location San Diego, CA, US Organization Name Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science Department Description

USD provides a high quality education by emphasizing small classes and a high level of faculty-student interaction. The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering has recently ranked among the top 13 programs at non-Ph.D. granting institutions by U.S. News and World Report. The school currently houses undergraduate degrees in engineering (general, with focus areas in embedded software with other s to be added), electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, and bioengineering. We also house an M.S. degree in Cyber Security Engineering.

Brief Description

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering department of Computer Science is seeking applicants for a full- time, non-tenure-track teaching position to primarily teach graduate-level courses on topics in the field of cyber security. The MS in Cyber Security Engineering program is focused on teaching students how to build and analyze highly secure systems, and is based on a foundation of sound scientific and engineering security principles.

Detailed Description

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering department of Computer Science is seeking applicants for a full- time, non-tenure-track teaching position to primarily teach graduate-level courses on topics in the field of cyber security. The MS in Cyber Security Engineering program is focused on teaching students how to build and analyze highly secure systems, and is based on a foundation of sound scientific and engineering security principles.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence.  They will teach cyber security materials in a variety of modes including but not limited to classroom instruction, laboratory instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student research and internships.   The teaching load is typically three to four courses per semester (which could include spring, summer, and fall semesters, depending on the agreed upon contract period).   The successful candidate will also participate in the design, development, and setup of instructional and research laboratories and of curriculum.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate:

  • Mastery of the reference monitor as a unifying principle for understanding and creating trustworthy solutions
  • Thorough understanding of theory of computation, including non-computability
  • Ability to program in assembly language and structured high order language

Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Hardened platforms
  • High assurance software engineering
  • Formal methods for program specification and verification
  • Secure network technologies
  • Authentication methods and tools
  • Computer network operations topics
  • Cryptographic methods, theory and tools
  • Secure operating systems and security kernels
  • Modern computer architectures
  • Secure processor technologies, including instruction set architecture based on hardware segmentation and protection rings
  • Information security policies and criteria development
  • Digital and network forensics
  • Assessment and formal evaluation
  • Trusted systems and standards
    • Proven verifiable protection of truly trustworthy high assurance security designed to substantially address the problems of adversarial attacks that include software and hardware subversion

 

Job Requirements

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

 

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

 

Required Education:

Ph.D., or equivalent, in relevant field

5-10 years of professional experience required for a Professor of Practice position but not for a clinical faculty position

 

Preferred Experience:

Teaching and research experience

Ability to acquire a U.S. Government clearance

 

 

 

Additional Details

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

 

 

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

 

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree

 

How To Apply

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Applications must include a cover letter describing candidate's background, area(s) of specialization and teaching experience; detailed curriculum vitae; and a statement on the candidate’s approach toward teaching. If selected as a finalist, we will also require names of at least three professional references who are familiar with the candidate's qualifications including teaching experience.

In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received by April 21, 2017. Positions are available starting June 2017 but may start later.

 

Please submit by June 30, 2017

Your curriculum vitae.

Statement of teaching philosophy.

Your research statement/plans.

 

 

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