Assistant Professor (1-2 Positions)

Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 168130, 168160
Working Title Assistant Professor (1-2 Positions)
Job Title Assistant Professor
Job Type Full-Time
Department Computer Science
Job Purpose

Teach courses, perform research, and fulfill service mission for the Department of Computer Science.

Essential Functions

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science. Engage in scholarly activities. Develop externally funded research programs in Information Assurance and Security. Direct the research of graduate students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Serve on committees at the departmental, college and university levels. Engage in professional and public service. Advise students on academic curricula, professionalism, and career opportunities. Expected to be involved in some activities of Tennessee Tech’s Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC), which is a NSA/DHS accredited Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, offering the first (and largest) federal CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program in Tennessee.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in computer science or a closely related field, by the start date of employment. Ability for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Potential to develop and conduct externally funded Information Assurance and Security research. Engagement in scholarly activities as demonstrated by peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in computer science. Relevant teaching experience. Experience in research and proposal writing. Experience or affiliation with NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence. Industrial experience. Experience with student security clubs, outreach activities, and security offense/defense competitions.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Full-time, nine-month, tenure-track positions to begin August 1, 2018.
Benefits Information

Benefits include the accumulation of one sick leave day per month and thirteen University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Posting Details

Posting Date 11/08/2017
Screening Date 12/18/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, copy of transcript of highest degree earned (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon hire), and email contact information for three professional references who will be contacted via email to provide a reference letter if selected for an interview. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all materials are received. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Plan
  5. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts 2
  2. Transcripts 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have, or will you have by start date, an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in computer science or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What major field is your bachelor's degree in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you hear about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)