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Open Rank - Professor of Cyber Security or IT

WIT Accelerate Program

WIT Accelerate Program

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Job Description

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s School of Computing & Data Science invites applications for an open-rank position in Cybersecurity beginning August 31, 2024.

This individual will be responsible for:

  • Teaching both undergraduate and master’s level information technology and cybersecurity courses

  • Engaging in research and scholarly activity

  • Performing service to the university and the profession, which includes academic advising, student engagement, and serving on committees.

Required Education: M.S. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or related discipline.
Preferred Education:Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or related discipline.

About Wentworth & SCDS:

Founded in 1904, Wentworth Institute of Technology is an independent,
co-educational, nationally ranked university offering career-focused education through 24 bachelor’s and 13 master’s degree programs in areas including Computer Science, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Architecture, Design, and Construction Management. Wentworth’s mission is to prepare our students for career success through experiential learning. Recent new programs include both a B.S. and M.S. in Data Science, launched in 2023 and 2021 respectively.
The School of Computing & Data Science consists of 30+ full-time faculty that offer undergraduate majors in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, IT, Data Science, and Applied Mathematics and graduate degrees in Applied Computer Science, Data Science, and Cybersecurity Analytics. The school has teaching and research strengths in artificial intelligence, data science, cybersecurity, high-performance computing, mobile/web application development, stochastic processes, dynamical systems, financial math and modeling. In addition, members of the school have close collaborative relationships with faculty in sciences, humanities, and electrical and computer engineering, among others.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How to apply: Qualified applicants should submit an application via this website: https://wit.edu/careers/work-wentworth with the documents listed below.

· Cover Letter (Required – Please ensure your cover letter is your original work and addresses how you and Wentworth are a good fit)
· Current curriculum vitae (Required)
· Teaching Statement (Required – Please ensure your teaching statement is your original work and addresses how you engage students similar to the Wentworth students)
· Research Statement (Required – Please ensure your research statement is your original work and addresses your past research and what you see yourself working on at Wentworth.)
· Diversity Statement (Required – Please ensure your Diversity statement is your original work and addresses how you have contributed to diversity in your past.)

Minimum Education Required: Master's degree

Preferred Education: Doctoral degree

Minimum Work Experience Required: 3-5 years

Preferred Work Experience: 5-8 years

Minimum Knowledge Required: Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Preferred Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.

Advertised Minimum Qualifications:

● Demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
● Demonstrated success with research and scholarly activities related to Cybersecurity or Information Technology.
● Demonstrated practical/ industry experience.
● Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Advertised Preferred Qualifications:

Particular attention will be given to candidates with a background in cybersecurity, offensive security, network security, software security, malware analysis, digital forensics or information technology. However, candidates with any computational background are encouraged to apply. Wentworth seeks to increase the diverse perspectives of its faculty and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics).

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website https://wit.edu/about/diversity.

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations, contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at wellsc1@wit.edu.