Assistant Professor - Computer Security

Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, New York 11735
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Farmingdale State College - Assistant Professor - Computer Security

Farmingdale State College (FSC) is the State University of New York's largest college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. A leader in applied and experiential learning, the college delivers rigorous programs that equip graduates with the academic foundation and skills sought by both emerging industries and graduate institutions. FSC offers 37 undergraduate degrees and a Master's in Technology Management through its Schools of Business, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, and Arts & Sciences. Known as a pioneer in the alternative energy field, the college also boasts a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program. FSC's strong culture of civic responsibility and engaged learning has led to reciprocal partnerships throughout the Long Island region.

Farmingdale State College is among the nation's fastest growing colleges. Its programs regularly earn regional and national recognition as well as honors for both quality and value. Consistently ranked as a leader in return on investment and affordability, FSC is known as one of the safest colleges in the nation according to multiple rankings. The campus is located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes by rail or automobile from New York City.

The Department of Computer Security at Farmingdale State College (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall of 2022.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in Computer Security, including information security, cryptography, cyber security, computer forensics, database security, physical security, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Other responsibilities include student advisement and curriculum development. Candidates should engage in grant development work and research leading to scholarly publications in refereed academic journals.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. Service includes serving on departmental and college-wide committees. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty and has the potential for peer-reviewed publications and presentations, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College.

The college particularly welcomes candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities that include:

          Commitment to diversity and university initiatives supportive of diversity and inclusion.

          Interest in participating in student-centered service activities.

          Desire to apply expertise in promoting civic engagement with the College's many community partners.


          An earned doctorate in Computer Science, Computer Security, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field. Highly qualified ABD's may be considered if completion of the Ph.D. will occur by the Spring 2022 semester.

          A proven-track record of computer programming with languages such as C/C++, Java, Python, and/or other languages beyond school level and be familiar with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.


          A Bachelor's degree in Computer Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.

          Possess expertise or interest in the areas of Computer security, cyber security, homeland security, physical security, artificial intelligence and/or machine learning.

          Possess excellent communication, interpersonal skills and have previous college level teaching experience.

          Evidence of prior teaching experience, scholarly publications and any industry experience.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 10 month, non-tenure track faculty position.

          For the first 10 working days, beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 and ending Wednesday, September 1, 2021, applications will be limited to UUP Farmingdale.

          CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Sunday, October 17, 2021

          SALARY: Competitive

          ANTICIPATED START DATE: September 1, 2022

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.


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Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

To apply, submit a letter of application( that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., copies of teaching evaluations, unofficial copy of graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process), names and contact information of three references. Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research/creative activities as well as a separate teaching demonstration.



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