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Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Computer and Network Security, 1918)
Posting Number: req906
Working 9 months per year

Faculty Tenure Track
Computer Science Engineering
Idaho Falls

Primary Purpose

The Computer Science (CS) program at Idaho State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specifically seeking to advance research and education in CS in the area of computer and network security and related fields. The position has an expected start date of August 1, 2020 and will be housed on the Idaho Falls campus adjacent to the Idaho National Laboratory as part of ISU’s Polytechnic Initiative. The Polytechnic Initiative stems from a legislative allocation of $US1.4M to support faculty in Idaho Falls who complement the core mission of the Idaho National Laboratory in the generation, distribution and security of electric power. The Idaho State Board of Education has just completed construction of two state of the art buildings, the Collaborative Computing Center and the Cybercore Integration Center as collaborative centers between Idaho higher education and the national laboratory. The position also provides qualified candidates the opportunity for joint appointment with the Idaho National Laboratory.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an internationally recognized research program supported by external funding, guide research efforts in their areas of expertise, teach appropriate courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, engage in scholarly activities, participate in outreach and service activities, and contribute to the University’s distance learning priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related degree by the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of independent scholarly activity indicated by refereed publications, works under review, and/or works-in-progress. Applicants must be able to conduct high-quality teaching and advising at undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide variety of CS courses and demonstrate a commitment to graduate education at both the M.S. and Ph.D. levels.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will possess an outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions, with accomplishments that demonstrate the relevance of their research to the CS field in general. A record of excellence in externally funded research, teaching, ability to effectively communicate with students, and a record of public engagement are desirable. Candidates with experience and research potential in computer and network security, advanced operating systems, cryptography, secure databases, and advanced encryption strategies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position. Curriculum Vitae listing all published or submitted publications and grant proposals as PI or co-PI, and industrial or other relevant professional experience. Statement of teaching with list of courses taught with evidence of teaching excellence (please limit to two pages). Statement of research (please limit to two pages). A list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

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