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The University of Texas at San Antonio
Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security is currently looking for candidates to fill one faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to foster collaborative research, education and outreach and to create interdisciplinary areas of knowledge that will advance the field of cyber security. Preference will be given to candidates with specializations in (1) cyber analytics and (2) enterprise security. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain research programs, engage in both undergraduate and graduate education and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward global prominence in cyber security. Teaching and research opportunities will be based on the qualifications of the candidate.

UTSA is a recognized leader in the field of cyber security by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and is a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and in Cyber Defense Research. In spring 2014, UTSA was ranked #1 nationally for cyber security programs according to a national survey of certified information technology security professionals conducted for Hewlett-Packard. The Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security offers a variety of cyber security coursework leading to a Bachelor of Business Administration in Cyber Security including an online BBA program. The department also offers a Master of Science in Information Technology Concentration in Cyber Security as well as a Ph.D. opportunity.

Current faculty research interests include industrial control systems security, digital forensics, data analytics, security policy, privacy and insider threat and intrusion detection/prevention. The departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering at UTSA also have robust cyber security programs and collaborative research programs are encouraged.

The Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security has a strong research focus, in line with UTSA's objective of becoming a Tier One research university. We offer an environment that supports faculty research. Research active faculty members generally have a 2-2 teaching load. Tenure-track assistant professors currently teach 3 courses per year.

Required Qualifications
(1) An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in information systems, cyber security, or a strongly related discipline, or ABD with a reasonable expectation of completion of all requirements for Ph.D. graduation by July 2018, (2) strong potential to conduct high quality scholarly research, or a record of high-quality, scholarly research, (3) potential for effective teaching, and (4) the ability and desire to work collegially with other faculty and doctoral students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Areas of specialization

Cyber Analytics
Faculty who have expertise and interest in conducting transformative research that enables organizations to make cyber related decisions quickly, effectively and accurately. We are particularly interested in the following areas: industrial control systems, the Internet of Things, cyber resiliency; enterprise security situational awareness and decision making; and/or risk assessment and management.

Enterprise Security
Faculty who have expertise and interest in the fundamental areas of cyber security such as intrusion detection/prevention, risk assessment, network defense, privacy and cyber data analysis.

The UTSA College of Business, UTSA and San Antonio
The College of Business at UTSA is one of the largest business schools in the nation, is AACSB accredited, offers a variety of master's programs as well as Ph.D. programs in six areas and ranks second in the nation in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics. UTSA is a comprehensive public metropolitan university that serves approximately 30,000 students on three campuses in San Antonio. It has the express goal of reaching Tier One research status. It is located at the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country and offers the amenities of a major multicultural, metropolitan area. With a population of over 2.2 million in the metro area, San Antonio is within a few hours' drive of Austin, Dallas, Houston, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican border.

Salary and Benefits
Salary and supporting start-up packages are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTSA offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage plus a choice of participation in the Teacher Retirement System or an Optional Retirement System.

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a vita, evidence of research and teaching accomplishments, evidence of service contributions and three letters of references along with their address, e-mail contact information and telephone number. Applicants must submit their full application package via the STARS program which is located at

Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure the fullest consideration please submit your materials no later than November 30, 2017. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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