Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences Faculty

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University is looking to appoint highly qualified and committed scholars and teachers to fill multiple, newly created faculty positions.

Tenure Track Positions – Open Rank

We seek to fill several, newly created tenure-track faculty positions in Computer and Cyber Sciences. We are interested in appointing people to these positions who have experience in many subspecialties of computer and cyber sciences such as digital forensics, cyber intelligence, augmented intelligence, reverse engineering, cyber operations, IoT, malware analysis, machine learning, robotics, algorithm design, programming, computer architecture, systems for data science, electronic crime, cryptography, blockchain, hardware security, trusted computing bases, cloud computing, human factors, and anomaly detection. These positions will be appointed with rank, depending on experience. We are interested in exploring virtual appointments, and there is a possibility for start-up packages depending on qualifications.


We seek to fill additional newly created positions that will be “teaching intensive” focused on course delivery and slightly larger teaching loads. These positions are also in Computer and Cyber Sciences with subspecialties like the ones mentioned above. These positions do not require a terminal degree.

Application Process

The minimum qualifications for tenure track positions include a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an appropriate discipline, a record/potential for excellent teaching, record/potential for high impact research related to computer and cyber sciences and record/potential for scholarly productivity and acquisition of sustained extramural funding. Minimum qualifications for Instructor/Lecturer positions include a Masters (PhD preferred), university teaching and advising experience, a passion for teaching, an engaging classroom presence, an ability to engage students and an ability to motivate and support students. We urge nontraditional applicants, e.g., retired military, agency professionals, post-doc scholars and ABD candidates, to consider application.

Please submit your application materials for future consideration of positions at, where you will be asked to supply the following materials at the time of submission: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, or resume (nontraditional candidates), teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, candidates should address their background and how it applies to the Beacom College, its direction and strategic intent, and the subspecialties of the candidate. All positions are open now and will remain open until filled. For optimal consideration please apply by Oct. 15, 2017.  There is a possibility for a January 1, 2018 start for some of the positions.  Questions? Please contact Dr. Dick Hanson, Dean, The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences (

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.

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, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU is an E-Verify, EOE employer.

Dakota State is located in Madison, S.D., a growing community of 7,200 people (2016 population estimate). Both the community and campus have been recognized as the safest in South Dakota. The greater Madison area has top-rated K-12 educational systems, an award winning critical access hospital, and a strong manufacturing and business environment. The area also has year-round recreational choices at its state parks, two scenic golf courses, joint community and campus fitness facility called the Community Center, and historic Prairie Village. Entertainment venues are located in Madison, and in nearby Brookings, Mitchell or Sioux Falls, S.D.