Assistant/Associate Professor, Computing Technology - Cybersecurity and Information Technology

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Computing Technology - Cybersecurity and Information Technology and Systems (ITS)



Department of Computing Technology in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics  


Job Summary:

The Marist College Department of Computing Technology currently invites applications for a tenure-track position in Cybersecurity and Information Technology and Systems (ITS) at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin in the Fall of 2022 or the Spring of 2021 for early applicants.   The Department of Computing Technology’s academic mission is enriched by an inclusive community in which diverse perspectives are respected and valued. Thus, candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


This position is part of a cluster hire, as we will welcome three new faculty members in the Department of Computing Technology: two tenure-track positions with specialization in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity respectively, and a professional lecturer of computing technology.


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must (particularly if the candidate holds current and relevant cybersecurity certifications such as CISSP, OSCP, CEH, GSEC).  We will consider ABDs in an appropriate field who will complete their dissertation within one year of hire. Evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarly work is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Industry and/or consulting experience, and prior teaching experience, are highly desirable. As our programs host a diverse population, the proven ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment is highly desired.


Essential Functions:

Applicants should have the ability to teach in multiple areas, but we highly encourage candidates who have teaching and research experience in cybersecurity and can help develop new curricula in this field.


Applicants must be willing to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both traditional on-ground, online or hybrid environments. Required duties besides teaching and research include engagement in college and professional services such as advising/mentoring students, serving on department, school, or college committees.


Preferred Qualifications:

We seek candidates working in several areas of cybersecurity, including, but not limited to, ethical hacking, penetration testing, mobile device security, computer forensics, cryptography, network and database security, incident response, cryptography, reverse engineering, and related areas such as cybersecurity applications for machine learning, artificial intelligence, or quantum computing.  This includes familiarity with the principles and operation of cybersecurity in computers and networks, including packet sniffing, intrusion detection/prevention, vulnerability scanning, log analysis, malware analysis, information security architecture, risk analysis, and incident response. Candidates with a robust track record of publications and/or the potential to develop a strong research agenda will receive preference.


Required Application Documents:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and contact information of three references including phone number and email.  The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.  


To Apply:


About the Department and School:

The Department of Computing Technology, formed of faculty in both Computer Science and Information Technology & Systems, provides a challenging curriculum and has access to the full spectrum of state-of-the-art equipment. Our existing research is driven by our brand-new Cyber Security Operations Center, the Enterprise Computing Research Lab, the IBM Joint Study, our Institute for Data Center Professionals, and the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center. 


About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to "help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century." Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger's Personal Finance ("Best College Values"), and others. Marist's study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist's academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library's digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.


About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley.  Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service.  For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more:


Equal Employment Statement:        

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.


Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.


Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.