Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Computer and Cyber Sciences

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University in Madison South Dakota is seeking applicants for multiple nine-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, tenure-track faculty position in the disciplines of Reverse Engineering, Software Exploitation, Malware Analysis, Offensive Security, Intrusion Detection, or Cellular and Mobile Communication. These disciplines are part of the Mission Driven Curricular Imperatives. Faculty hired will have 80% of their workload be made up of courses identified as Mission Driven Curricular Imperatives. Course load will be 9 credit hours per semester.

Rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications and experience. The start date of this position is Fall 2022 or Spring 2023.



  • Teaching a range of applied undergraduate and/or graduate courses in one or more of these areas: Reverse Engineering, Software Exploitation, Malware Analysis, Offensive Security, Intrusion Detection, or Cellular and Mobile Communication.
  • Researching and publishing relevant scholarship.
  • Active pursuit of grant and funding opportunities.
  • Additional duties may include advising students, serving on university committees, assisting with recruitment activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, or a closely related discipline prior to the start date of the appointment. ABD candidates may be considered.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching or developing courses with technical, hands-on exercises and labs.
  • Strong potential for scholarly research, publication and attracting external funding in areas related to Reverse Engineering, Software Exploitation, Malware Analysis, Offensive Security, Intrusion Detection, or Cellular and Mobile Communication.


Information about DSU:
Dakota State University is a distinguished regional and national leader in computer science and cybersecurity education and research. We embrace opportunities to provide our students, faculty, and future collaborators with the most innovative technologies and facilities, to produce transformative research and development, and create an outstanding base of faculty, students, and programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels.

Among the exciting things happening at Dakota State we have a major public-private partnership in DSU RISING, a gift-driven campaign in two phases, totaling $130 Million. DSU RISING has already produced several major new opportunities and facilities on campus: The Beacom Institute of Technology, the Madison CyberLabs (cyber-related research and technology application across many industries), the Applied Research Lab (DSU-ARL), and the Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center.

New projects funded and in process include the extension of DSU’s Applied Research Lab (ARL) to a new facility in Sioux Falls, expansion of the number of graduates from the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, and the launch of the statewide Governor’s Cyber Academy (K-12 cyber education program).

Information about The Beacom College:
The Beacom College offers students cutting edge undergraduate programs including degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computer Game Design, Cyber Operations, and Network & Security Administration. The college also offers graduate degrees including multiple master’s degrees (Computer Science and Cyber Defense), and PhD programs (Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense, and Computer Science). These programs are delivered both on-campus and through a robust program of online education.

Dakota State University and The Beacom College have a special focus on the development, application, implications, and impacts of computing, information technologies and cyber security in all areas of human endeavor. DSU has received multiple Center of Excellence designations in education, research and regional resource development from the U.S. National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DSU is also home to the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs®), a cyber-research & development hub with labs and institutes that explore and advance technology application, workforce development, business expansion, economic growth, and policy improvement across multiple disciplines and fields.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Pat Engebretson, Dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences.

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 professional development opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.