Assistant Professor - Cyber Security

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
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General Summary

The School of Information Security & Applied Computing (SISAC) in the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Information Security and Applied Computing with an emphasis on cybersecurity in mobility. Exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. SISAC, as a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education by National Security Agency, offers two undergraduate degree programs in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (IACD) and Information Technology (IT), a master’s degree in Cybersecurity, and a doctoral degree in Technology with concentration in Cybersecurity. This is an eight-month appointment position with a competitive benefits package and an anticipated start date of August 20, 2022.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses that fulfill the SISAC curriculum goals and objectives; develop and maintain curriculum; participate in services to support the mission of the school, the university, and the community. The candidate is expected to remain active in research and scholarly activities including developing externally funded research programs.

Perform related Departmental duties as required.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.



Required Qualifications: 

  • Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Information Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field, completed before employment and by August 20, 2022. 
  • Applicants should demonstrate research potential in terms of attracting external funding, publications in scholarly journals and conferences, advising students when applicable at various levels along with the desire and vision to continue a strong research agenda. 
  • The successful candidate must have effective communication skills and a desire to engage in excellent teaching with evidence, demonstrated ability, or potential to deliver high-quality instruction in Information Security, Information Technology, and Applied Computing disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Preference will be given to the candidate who has experience/interest in the cybersecurity research and practice in the following areas: 

  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Embedded Systems
  • Aviation Systems
  • Internet of things (IoT) 

Supplemental Information

  • Applications must include all the following materials: 

    1. Letter of interest.
    2. Curriculum Vitae. 
    3. A brief teaching statement that defines teaching interests, experiences, goals, and strategies for engaging a diverse student population.
    4. Statement of research interest(s).
    5. The names and contact information of three professional references. 
    Review of the applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
    For further questions, please email the Search Committee Chair: Mohammed Alsaleh, PhD at

    EMU is an equal opportunity employer, and the institution is regularly recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its diversity.


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Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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