Director of the Center for Cyber Security

Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, Alabama
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Director of the Center for Cyber Security 

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) invites applications for the Inaugural Director of Cyber Security. This will be a 12-month administrative/faculty appointment beginning as soon as possible but no later than January 2020. The department offers a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Cyber Security, a master degree in Computer Science and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. The director will

  • shape and drive the vision and goals of the Center for Cyber Security
  • partner actively with government agencies, industry, other universities, and K-12
  • develop and coordinate cybersecurity training curricula and programs
  • facilitate and host cyber education events/conferences and enhance interdisciplinary cyber educational offerings and outreach initiatives
  • contribute to or lead the development of proposals for externally funded research and development programs
  • manage the facilities of the Center for Cyber Security

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have,

  • A minimum of a M.S. degree in cybersecurity, computer science, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution. If the candidate’s M.S. degree is not in a domain related to cybersecurity or computing, then the candidate must have extensive work experience related to cybersecurity
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field of cybersecurity
  • A strong record of outreach
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in fund raising

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Ph.D degree in cybersecurity, computer science, or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution. If the candidate’s Ph.D. degree is not in a domain related to cybersecurity or computing, then the candidate must have extensive work experience related to cybersecurity
  • Demonstrated evidence of administrative and leadership experience
  • Capable of holding a security clearance
  • A strong record of obtaining cybersecurity related grants
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity operations, training, and/or cyber ranges
  • Cybersecurity industry certifications including but not limited to Security+, CEH, CISSP

SALARY: Starting salary is negotiable.

FACULTY RANK: Starting rank is negotiable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 
Candidates must complete the online application form on AUM’s job website at http://www.jobs.aum.edu/postings/3757. Additionally, candidates must upload a cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcript, a scholarship statement and a list of professional references with complete contact information. We will not contact references without the candidate’s permission.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by August 31, 2019 will receive full consideration. 

AUM is located in Montgomery, the state capital of Alabama, which is undergoing a revitalization of its historic downtown. The city of Montgomery was recently voted “Best Historic City in USA” by the readers of USA TODAY The greater Montgomery area, with a population of over 375,000, supports significant cultural attractions including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, The First White House of the Confederacy, The Freedom Rides Museum, The Montgomery Biscuits and the Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Located in central Alabama, Montgomery also affords easy access to Atlanta, Birmingham, and the Gulf of Mexico beaches.


Auburn University at Montgomery is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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