31 Dec, 2021

Assistant Professor, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity - Bloomsburg University of PA

  • Bloomsburg University
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, East 2nd Street, Bloomsburg, PA, USA
Full time Trainer/Instructor Lecturer

Job Description

The Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2022. In addition to the distinct major in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security the department offers majors in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, and Computer Science. 

About the Program The Digital Forensics program has been designated a program of distinction by the University and a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The program began in the fall of 2007 and has grown since then in the number of students, graduates, faculty and courses.  An online certificate in digital forensics was started in Summer 2019.  Graduates are in high demand and are in cyber security positions in industry, government and law enforcement around the nation. See our web page.

About the College Mathematical and Digital Sciences is one of nine departments in the College of Science and Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. The College offers many nationally accredited and regionally distinct programs. Faculty and staff in the College are committed to providing every student a meaningful education with impact and value. The College seeks student-centered educators and scholars to educate students with innovative and pedagogically sound methods and to engage students in and out of the classroom in high-impact educational practices.

 

About the University Bloomsburg University, established in 1839, is part of the fourteen-member PA State System of Higher Education. It is the largest comprehensive university in Northeastern Pennsylvania with 8,700 students, offering 58 undergraduate degree programs along with more than 72 minors and 23 graduate degree programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is proud to be a College of Distinction, noted among the best in Pennsylvania, among public universities, known for our Career Development, Business, Education, and Nursing programs, and support for military-affiliated students. We are AACSB-Accredited for our Zeigler College of Business. The Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity program has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Our Nursing program is ranked among the Top 3 programs the state of Pennsylvania by Nursing Schools Almanac, and our Master of Science in Information Design and Technology is ranked #2 in the nation according to College Affordability Guide. BU has been recognized with the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement — awarded for demonstrating an institutional commitment to volunteerism and community involvement. An alumni base of more than 76,000 enables students to network throughout eastern U.S. and beyond. The university is housed on 366 acres and employs nearly 500 faculty in the sciences, education, liberal arts, and business. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, the county seat of Columbia County and home to more than 14,000 people, is known for its scenic landscape, excellent healthcare, quality educational opportunities, and proximity to major East Coast metropolitan areas.

About the Northeast Integration The Northeast Integration of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities was confirmed via a unanimous vote by the PA State System Board of Governors in July 2021. The Northeast university integration is a bold investment in the communities and people of Northeastern Pennsylvania that will allow all three institutions to continue sustainably fulfilling their missions. Centered on student success, our shared vision is to expand high-quality educational opportunities for students, position institutions for growth, and meet regional economic and workforce needs across Pennsylvania.

The home campus for this position is Bloomsburg University with the expectation of serving a multi-campus University within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The State System and its universities are committed to cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that allow all members of the State System community to thrive.

DUTIES

The successful candidate will need to complete distance education training programs as made available by the University within two years of hire for the purpose of teaching in a multi-campus environment with remote teaching needs.

QUALIFYING EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

A Master’s degree in a related field is required for appointment. An earned doctorate, or progress toward a doctorate, in a related field from an accredited institution is preferred.  An earned doctorate will be required for tenure.  A strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate courses, scholarship, and an ability to work with diverse populations is required; experience is preferred.  Preference will be given to applicants with strong backgrounds in digital forensics and cyber security and interest in teaching and developing courses in those areas.

 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

A complete application includes a letter of application, teaching and research statements, a curriculum vitae, and unofficial graduate transcripts.  Submit application materials online at www.bloomu.edu/jobs. Applications must be received by January 9, 2022 for full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair, dfsearch@bloomu.edu with Subject line “DF Search”.

 A Diversity Statement will be requested from applicants identified for interview.

 Finalists for the position must communicate well and successfully complete a teaching demonstration and an interview process as judged by department faculty.

 Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.

 Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.

 Completing this search is contingent upon student enrollment and available funding.

 The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education provides a comprehensive package of employer benefits to eligible employees and their enrolled dependent(s), which include*:

  • Medical and prescription drug benefits.
  • Generous retirement plans, two options:
  • Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP)
  • State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS)
  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid dental and vision benefits.
  • Employer-paid life insurance.
  • Voluntary insurances and additional retirement programs.

 

*Specific benefits may vary based upon university, employee group and/or collective bargaining unit. Visit https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/healthcare/Pages/SSHE2.aspx for additional information regarding benefits.

The University prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital or family status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or participation in a University program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

The University also complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Title IX prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination. VAWA imposes additional duties on universities and colleges to investigate and respond to reports of sexual assault, stalking, and dating or domestic violence, and to publish policies and procedures related to the way these reports are handled. The University has designated the Title IX Coordinator (Jennifer Raup, Elwell Hall, ORL, 570-389-4808, jraup@bloomu.edu or titleixcoord@bloomu.edu), to coordinate the University’s compliance with Title IX and VAWA and to respond to reports of violations. The University has directed the Bloomsburg University Police Department to coordinate the University’s compliance with the VAWA-related Clery reporting requirements.   Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.