Assistant/Associate Professor - Cyber Leadership and Intelligence Program

Dakota State University is seeking candidates for a nine-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track faculty position to teach in the Cyber Leadership and Intelligence program (CLI).   Rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications. Dakota State University’s interdisciplinary CLI program integrates digital security, the social sciences, and the humanities to give students a fuller appreciation of the knowledge and skills needed to be leaders in the rapidly expanding cyber and intelligence-related professions.  

The position requires a Ph.D. in the fields of criminal justice/sociology, homeland security, public administration, emergency management or other closely related field by the start date of the appointment.   Preference will be given to candidates with teaching or research interests in one or more of the following areas: misinformation and online radicalization, cybercrime/digital law enforcement, intelligence and cyber operations, homeland security and emergency management. The successful candidate will have a keen awareness of contemporary technology issues as well as the interplay between society and technology.   

Primary duties include:

·         Teaching undergraduate general education courses on campus and online.

·         Teaching upper-division courses in the candidate’s area of specialty on campus and online.

·         Advising CLI majors.

·         Collaborating and working with other CLI faculty members.

·         Recruiting and promoting the major to potential students.

·         Researching and publishing relevant scholarship.

·         Networking with scholars and professionals to secure internships and post-graduate opportunities for CLI students.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.

DSU is nationally known for its computer science, cyber operations, and network security programs, and is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Excellence. The CLI program complements those degrees and enables its graduates to become leaders in their professions.  Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, CLI includes the disciplines of political science, sociology, history, geography, economics, communications, philosophy, digital forensics, business, and cyber operations.  The university’s Madison Cyber Labs (MadLab®) brings together students, graduates, and researchers to work on cyber-related projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other scholars on relevant cyber security projects.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.  

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to recruitment, hiring, and retention of underrepresented groups. 
Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.