Assistant Professor (Cybersecurity)

  • Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
  • Academic & Student Affairs
  • College of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 9 2022

Eastern Michigan University

School of Information Security & Applied Computing

Position: Assistant Professor – Information Security & Applied Computing

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 and/or embedded systems. Exceptional candidates in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. SISAC, as a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education by the 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 a concentration in Cybersecurity. This is an eight-month appointment position with a competitive benefits package and an anticipated start date of August 20, 2023.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

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. The candidate is expected to have knowledge and previous experience with ABET Program accreditation, or willingness to learn and participate.  

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or a closely related field, completed before employment and by August 20, 2023.
  • Applicants should demonstrate research potential in terms of attracting external funding, publications in scholarly journals and conferences, and 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 Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Applied Computing disciplines. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to the candidate who has experience/interest in 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)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Wireless, Mobile, Virtualization, and Cloud Technology and Security

Supplemental Information and Documents:

All applications must be submitted online.

Applications must include all the following materials:

  • Letter of interest.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A brief teaching statement that defines teaching interests, experiences, goals, and strategies for engaging a diverse student population.
  • Statement of research interest(s).
  • The names and contact information of three professional references.
  • Review of the applications will begin on January 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

    This is an eight-month appointment position. EMU offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.

    For further questions, please email the Search Committee Chair: Jie Cao, Ph.D. at

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