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Assistant Professor - Cybersecurity

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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  • Computer Engineering
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  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Programming/Systems
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Job Details

Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Department of Computer Science

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Support the growing Cybersecurity Program
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and computer information systems
  • Participate in course and curriculum development
  • Teach laboratories and maintain equipment associated with them
  • Establish a productive research program involving undergraduate and graduate students
  • Advise students and provide service to the department, college, and University


Required Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in computer science, computer information systems, electrical or computer engineering, or a closely-related discipline.  (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
  • Demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity
  • Potential for establishing an active research program specializing in computer and information security capable of involving both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above, or relevant industrial experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Potential for excellent teaching of courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and computer information systems at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience working with hardware, networking (wired and wireless) and firmware
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. 

Application Deadline:  The position is available in August 2018 and will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 23, 2018.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:

  • Letter of interest addressing position requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interests
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three current professional references

Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Computer Science can be found at

University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.