Special Purpose Faculty

The Department of Information Technology seeks qualified applicants with interest in cyber security for a full-time, continuing 9-month special purpose faculty position (non tenure-track) beginning Fall 2018.  Candidates must:


  • Have a Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm to teach computer and network security courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach other fundamental computer science or information systems courses.
  • Have the experience to support the department’s project-based curriculum providing real-world experiences to undergraduates by incorporating hands-on exercises in undergraduate security classes.


Prior industry, military or academic experience in cybersecurity is a plus.


Scholarship and service requirements during the academic year may include traveling to events, meetings and conferences and collaborating with other faculty on outreach activities. The position provides competitive salary and benefits.


Radford University is an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The University has a strong undergraduate cybersecurity curriculum embedded in two BS degrees: Computer Science and Technology and Information Science and Systems and an MS degree in Data and Information Management. Students consistently place among the top in cyber defense contests nationwide. A new BS degree in Cybersecurity is in the final stages of approval. Funded by grants from the NSA, the Department has a strong outreach program to K-12 and community college students and educators.  All of these activities are supported by a state of the art virtualized infrastructure that provides cyber range capabilities not only to students but to educators and collaborators across the nation. With a huge investment from the state, this infrastructure will be enhanced to include IoT and big data security infrastructure in a new cybersecurity lab expected to open in Fall 2019.  Faculty can use/adopt and manage this infrastructure to support their teaching and outreach activities.  Faculty will have several opportunities to collaborate, expand and shape the cybersecurity curriculum/outreach at Radford University.


Radford University is located in a beautiful part of Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, on the banks of the New River.  We are a comprehensive, student-focused, public university that has consistently been named as a “Best in the Southeast” institute by The Princeton Review.


Apply online at http://jobs.radford.edu/postings/6191.  Applicants will need to provide a cover letter, current vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018 and continue until filled.   


Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.  All new hires to Radford University will be subject to E-Verify.  E-Verify is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS-Verification Division and the Social Security Administration and allows participating employers to electronically verify employment eligibility. 


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.