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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Cyber Science)

LOCATION:

United States Naval Academy, Department of Cyber Science

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

Review of applications will begin on October 11, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 

ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The U.S. Naval Academy invites applications for multiple tenure-track positions at all academic ranks beginning in the Fall semester of 2022 in the Department of Cyber Science in support of growing cybersecurity education initiatives.  These initiatives include a rapidly growing Cyber Operations major that is both ABET-accredited and designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) by the National Security Agency - and a brand new, state-of-the-art building to support multi-disciplinary cybersecurity education and research.  Because of our position as a service academy and our collaborative activities within the military and government cybersecurity and intelligence communities, we provide a unique opportunity for our faculty to work with cybersecurity thought leaders from all over the world, and to impact an important program with a substantial global impact. In 2019, an overview of our program was published in IEEE Computer: https://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2018.2883605

Cyber Operations has become a top priority for the Department of Defense, which increasingly relies on technology and cyber space for warfighting capability, command and control, critical information exchange, and administrative needs. As a result, there is a growing demand for the United States Naval Academy to produce leaders with the appropriate awareness and skills to meet the nation’s operational cyber needs. 

Given the breadth of the topic, a variety of academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Teaching and developing undergraduate courses focused on Cyber Operations
  • Academic research in the area of Cyber Operations
  • Mentoring of students and faculty

Candidates should have an interest in and understanding of cybersecurity or cyber operations as well as practical teaching and/or research experience involving technical areas such as (but not limited to) network security, systems security engineering, industrial control systems security, reverse engineering, cryptography, secure software development, web security, or database security.

This is a 10-month federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a cyber-related field, which may include (but are not limited to) fields such as Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Science, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, is required (anticipated completion of the terminal degree no later than July 2022 for a Fall 2022 start is acceptable).

  • Successful candidates must be eligible and able to screen for a U.S. security clearance.

Preferred:

  • Well qualified candidates will have relevant scholarship and teaching experience at the collegiate level.

HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION:

  1. Applicants should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references (letters of recommendation encouraged if able) to the Search Committee, at cyber-science-faculty-search-2022-group@usna.edu.

In their application materials, applicants are encouraged to emphasize the relevance of their experience relating to the cyber effort and to the Naval Academy’s commitment to diversity. 

Positions are available at all academic ranks.  Salary and appointment to an academic rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to rsharps@usna.edu. Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

Announcement: CYBER-21-22-1

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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