Program Director/Assistant-Associate Professor, Cybersecurity

Gannon University
Erie, Pennsylvania 16541
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Program Director/Assistant-Associate Professor, Cybersecurity


Gannon University's School of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for a Program Director/Assistant-Associate Professor for the newly created cybersecurity and cyber engineering programs. The appointment for this nine-month tenure track position with summer administrative responsibilities begins in August 2020. The ideal candidate will teach within and develop the graduate-level program in cybersecurity; engage students through advising, research projects, and engaging instruction. Shall have knowledge and experience with NSA certification for Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE); and will create/develop the cybersecurity graduate program. The successful candidate shall have established scholarly achievement in research and teaching; demonstrated experience/laboratory development for cybersecurity in the areas of defense/operations; experience/knowledge with cyber applications in Internet of Things (IoT); experience/knowledge with ABET accreditation; and an established record of leadership in a collaborative setting.


Requirements include a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computing Education or related Cybersecurity field. Priority will be given to those who have extensive experience in the areas of data security, software security, component security, connection security, system security, artificial intelligence, and/or blockchain technology. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in cyber defense, cyber operation, cyber applications, or cyber data analysis; previous experience developing industrial training and/or new undergraduate and graduate programs; and a track record of successful project leadership and industrial experience. Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. Excellent communications skills are required. Qualified candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.


Gannon is a Masters L institution that is committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-learning student outcomes. Gannon is located in the heart of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, along the shores of Lake Erie and close to businesses, organizations and government agencies that are active partners in helping our students receive a hands-on education. Erie is a major tourist destination boasting 11 beaches, a wide variety of seasonal activities, professional sports teams, a professional symphony, multiple venues for live theater and music, and many other entertainment options. Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo are within a two-hour drive.

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Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter addressing the expected qualifications, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in your respective field, and the contact information for three professional references to

Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants.

For specific questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Susantha Herath,


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Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Gannon University
Erie, Pennsylvania 16541

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