Utah State University

Cybersecurity Engineering Assistant Professor and Professional Practice Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(9/26/2023 5:26 PM)
Requisition ID
2023-7052
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
College of Engineering
Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

Utah State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) invites applications to fill two faculty positions in cybersecurity engineering: one tenure-track position (research and teaching) and one professor-of-practice position (teaching emphasis). It is expected that these positions will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; however, candidates with exceptional experience will be considered at the rank of (full) Professor. Applicants should have expertise in cybersecurity engineering in areas such as:


• Computer hardware or embedded system security
• Power system security
• Control, guidance, navigation, autonomous system security
• Communication system security
• Sensors and signal processing system security.

 

Two faculty positions have opened to develop the focus area of cybersecurity engineering. The hired faculty members will be involved in designing curriculum and creating and teaching courses and hands-on laboratory experiences to provide students the knowledge and skills that make them highly qualified to join the cyber workforce in the industry, government, and national labs. The successful applicant for the tenure-track position will also contribute significantly to the research efforts within the department and across the broader university community.

 

The search committee will begin considering applications on October 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to that date. Anticipated start dates are in step with the academic calendar and include January 2024 and August 2024.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities - Tenure-Track Appointment:
Successful tenure-track applicants will be expected to develop and supervise a vibrant externally-funded program of research, and form inter-disciplinary collaborations with other faculty in the ECE Department and the university. They will also be expected to be an effective teacher at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. An ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong record of, or potential to: obtain externally-funded research, produce peer reviewed journal publications, recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, become an effective classroom teacher, and provide meaningful service to Utah State University, the citizens of Utah, and the profession.

 

Responsibilities – Professor-of-Practice Appointment:
Successful professor-of-practice applicants will be expected to teach security-related courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering programs and engage in other responsibilities that contribute to the department including advising students about career opportunities, mentoring students on design projects, recruiting activities designed to grow department programs, curriculum development, and committee service.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications - Tenure-Track Appointment:

  • Earned doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related discipline.
  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in fundamental areas related to cybersecurity engineering (programming; software engineering; operating systems; real-time embedded systems; systems engineering; cyber science; cybersecurity fundamentals, concepts, and tools; legal, professional and ethical issues in cybersecurity; cybersecurity applied to sensors, control, communication, computing, and power systems) as well as in the candidate’s specific area of research emphasis in accordance with departmental needs.
  • Ability to conduct and disseminate research in areas related to cybersecurity engineering.
  • Ability to apply for, and secure, extramural funding

Preferred Qualifications - Tenure-Track Appointment:

  • Relevant industry, consulting, or research experience are favorable.

 

Required Qualifications - Professor-of-Practice Appointment:

  • Earned MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong industrial/commercial or research experience in cybersecurity systems.
  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in fundamental areas related to cybersecurity engineering (programming; software engineering; operating systems; real-time embedded systems; systems engineering; cyber science; cybersecurity fundamentals, concepts, and tools; legal, professional and ethical issues in cybersecurity; cybersecurity applied to sensors, control, communication, computing, and power systems).
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organization skills.

Preferred Qualifications - Professor-of-Practice Appointment:

  • Effective teaching or mentoring experience.
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or a closely related discipline.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Letters of Recommendation

4) Research Statement

5) Leadership Philsophy

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (http://ece.usu.edu) offers BS, ME, MS, and PhD degrees. It has approximately 20 tenured/tenure track faculty, 100 graduate students, and 300 undergraduate students. The ECE Department offers strong graduate programs at the masters and PhD levels, with current enrollments of approximately 45 MS students and 35 PhD students.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  

 

As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023

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