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Job Description

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS) at Northern Arizona University seeks exceptional candidates with research and teaching interests directly related to cybersecurity, at the integrated interface between Computer Science, Engineering, Cryptography, Nanotechnologies, and Cybersecurity for an open rank tenure eligible faculty position. Exceptional candidates from all relevant areas will be considered, but specific topics of teaching and research interest include cybersecurity; micro and nanoelectronics; network security; hardware security; post quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and cryptographic systems. The job includes teaching in the field of cybersecurity “in person" as well as “online," and to be engaged in collaborative research effort with NAU’s research team in related fields.


SICCS brings together interdisciplinary expertise in cybersecurity, computer science, electrical engineering, informatics, and applied data science in the context of a large high-research public university. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees on these topics, offered by roughly fifty faculty to over 1000 undergraduates and 100 graduate students associates with the school. Our core mission is to integrate interdisciplinary developments in scientific and engineering knowledge around computation, data, and systems with traditional disciplines to drive breakthroughs that address key 21st-century challenges. Our faculty are shaping the School’s ground-breaking research programs and the development of its interdiscipinary academic programs. They also have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at institutes and centers across campus, including the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, the Center for Bioengineering Innovation, the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, the Center for Materials Interfaces in Research and Applications (¡MIRA!), and the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society.



Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor are: An earned doctoral (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Nanotechnologies, or closely related area by August 16th, 2021. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in academia or industry, in teaching or research, in one or more of cybersecurity, cryptography, hardware security, cryptography, cryptographic systems, and/or network security. Minimum qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor are: The previous qualifications for Assistant Professor AND Associate Professor rank with corresponding research and teaching experience Minimum qualifications for the rank of Professor are: All of the previous qualifications AND Professor rank with corresponding research and teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:


Additional expertise in one or more of micro and nanoelectronics, post quantum cryptography, quantum cryptography, quantum computing, algebra and number theory for cryptography, electronic engineering, computer science, and/or computing engineering; Strong record of scholarly productivity and promise for future excellence as evidenced by scholarly publications appropriate to the rank sought; Established record of an independently-funded research program and promise for future excellence, as evidenced by participation and leadership in securing extramural funding appropriate to the rank sought; Demonstrated interest in engaging with and leading collaborative multi- and inter-disciplinary teams; University-level teaching and mentorship experience, particularly at the graduate level and including graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, appropriate to the rank sought; Excellent communication skills; Experience effectively working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds; Especially demonstrated willingness and ability to teach cybersecurity courses with excellence in the in-person and/or online formats in a university setting; A dual experience in academia and industry is also valuable.
General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.


Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.


While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.


Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.


With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.



Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.


Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.


Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.


If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.



Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and determined by professional rank at hire.



Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.



Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021.



How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605358, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.


Application must include: (1) a statement of interest highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching and research interests, not to exceed 4 pages; and (4) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.


Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2021, and will continue until vacancy is filled or closed.


If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.



FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements


NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


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Posted: July 11, 2021
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