Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Beaver

Position ID:Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver-APCAO [#20423]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061, United States
Subject Area: Computer Science / Cybersecurity
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/11/05)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations

Penn State Beaver invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations, tenure-line, 36 weeks, to begin August 2022, or as negotiated.

Penn State Beaver is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Responsibilities: Teach each semester using traditional, hybrid, video conferencing, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments will include lower division courses in cybersecurity analytics and operations as well as upper division courses in (but not limited to):
  • Intrusion detection
  • Firewall configuration and monitoring
  • Big data analytics in security (i.e., data exploration, data visualization and data preparation and examining popular data mining algorithms such as linear and logistic regression, decision trees, support vector machine, and neural networks and similar techniques for security analytics)
  • Statistics for security and risk analysis
  • Computer and cyber forensics
  • Computer and cyber risk management
  • Malware analytics, and
  • Information security architecture


This position is part of a 7 campus Penn State consortium (Beaver, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, Shenango, and York) that delivers the baccalaureate program in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations. The successful candidate will:
  • Work collaboratively with faculty at the other campuses to deliver a portion of the curriculum to multiple campuses using a variety of distance delivery methods
  • Publish in high quality refereed journals and present at national/international conferences
  • Participate in professional development and in course, curriculum, and program development including leading assessment and program coordination at the campus level
  • Engage in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Advise students and participate in campus, university, and community service activities


The successful candidate will be expected to support a diverse student body and campus community, including appreciating and respecting differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; active and collaborative learning; effective instructional use of technology; and hybrid and online teaching all in a multidisciplinary environment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations or related field filed by July 1, 2022. (ABD considered). Background and expertise in one of the following areas is strongly preferred: cybersecurity engineering, computer science, computer engineering, information assurance, information technology.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

For more information about the Beaver campus, visit http://beaver.psu.edu/. Penn State Beaver is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 550 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 9 baccalaureate degrees.

Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs, cem33@psu.edu.

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit as one PDF document a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, recent student teaching evaluations, the contact information for 3 or more references (letters are not required); and a diversity statement that details how your teaching, service and/or professional development has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work).

Closing Date: Application review begins October 1 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.


Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Beaver/Assistant-Professor-of-Cybersecurity-Analytics-and-Operations_REQ_0000019796-1

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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