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Assistant or Associate Professor - Alvarez College of Business, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

University of Texas at San Antonio

Last Updated: 9/19/22

Job Description


Assistant or Associate Professor - Alvarez College of Business, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 8604
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Department Marketing Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security invites applicants for multiple tenure-track and tenured positions (rank: Assistant or Associate) beginning Fall 2023.

The focus of these positions are as follows:

  • Cyber analytics, focusing on the intersection of analytics and security (e.g. anomaly detection in computing system data, artificial intelligence informed cyber situational awareness)
  • Network security, focusing on (Industrial) Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G and NexGen wireless
  • Network security, focusing on zero trust networking

With almost 8,000 students, the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation and offers a comprehensive curriculum at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral level. Accredited by AACSB International, the college was named one of the Top 5 undergraduate business programs in Texas by Bloomberg Businessweek. At the graduate level, the college was ranked the No. 4 Hispanic Serving part-time MBA program in Texas by U.S. News & World Report. UTSA is a comprehensive urban serving university that serves approximately 35,000 students on four campuses in San Antonio. UTSA has the express goal of becoming a premier public research university. It is located at the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country and offers the amenities of a major multicultural, metropolitan area. With a population of over 1.5 million, San Antonio is within a few hours' drive of Austin, Dallas, Houston, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mexican border. Major industries include healthcare and biosciences, finance, tourism, military and cybersecurity.

The Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security (ISCS) consists of 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members (including 2 adjoint faculty), 14 fixed term track faculty members, and over 30 part-time adjunct instructors. We offer undergraduate degrees in Information Systems, Cyber Security, and Applied Cyber Analytics (started Fall 2022), a minor in digital forensics, a graduate degree in Information Technology with an optional concentration in Cyber Security, a graduate degree in Management of Technology, and a PhD degree in Information Technology with emphases in traditional information systems, cybersecurity, and analytics/artificial intelligence. We are also course and program contributors for the MS in Data Analytics.

UTSA is one of about 20 universities nationally that are both Hispanic serving and Carnegie R1 Classification (“very high research activity”). In addition, UTSA has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education, a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research, and a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Fundamentals by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Only 47 programs in the nation have achieved the research designation and less than ten universities have all three designations. The ISCS department is well-known for its cyber security programs and is a key pillar of the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC). Many ISCS faculty will be integral contributors to the School for Data Science (SDS), opening in Fall 2022. The NSCC and SDS will be co-located within a new $90M building located in downtown San Antonio within the rising Tech District. Our program assists in meeting the national demand for information security professionals trained to defend America's cyberspace. From faculty to facilities and hands-on training, UTSA is the place to be for cyber security and information systems education.

Org Marketing Statement
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a Hispanic Serving University specializing in cyber, health, fundamental futures, and social-economic development. With more than 34,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on USTA Today or on Twitter</a., Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn.

UTSA, situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.

Posting End Date
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Raymond Choo, Chair of the Search Committee, at
raymond.choo@utsa.edu.

Salary
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTSA offers an attractive package of benefits including medical and dental coverage plus a choice of participation in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas or an Optional Retirement System.
https://www.utsa.edu/hr/Benefits/

Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit:
A letter of application A curriculum vitae providing information about the date and field of their academic degree(s) and citizenship or visa status, Evidence of research (five top publications, successful grant abstracts, etc) The names of three references along with their addresses, email contact information, and telephone numbers. Applicants should also submit a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching interests. Both statements must discuss the role of diversity and inclusion in research and teaching.
Applicants must submit their full package via the UTSA Applicant Tracking System which is located at
https://jobs.utsa.edu

Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval

Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

Essential Functions
Responsibilities include research, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and program development.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. degree in Information Systems, Cyber Security, or related areas (e.g., Information Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, etc.) with a strong preference for a specialization in specialization in Cyber Security, or specialization in Data Analytics (e.g., machine learning, information retrieval, natural language processing, computational social science, etc.) or related field. Candidates who have not completed their dissertation (ABD) may also be considered, but they are expected to complete and defend their dissertation prior to employment.
The focus of these positions are as follows:
Cyber analytics, focusing on the intersection of analytics and security (e.g. anomaly detection in computing system data, artificial intelligence informed cyber situational awareness) Network security, focusing on (Industrial) Internet of Things (IoT) in 5G and NexGen wireless Network security, focusing on zero trust networking Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for publishing in top-tier Information Systems, Data Analytics, or Cyber / Network Security publication venues. Ability to work with and be sensitive to the education needs of diverse urban populations and support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Candidates will be expected to participate in departmental service activities. Candidates are also expected to participate in pursing cross-disciplinary research grants.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrable knowledge and experience in seeking and securing external research funding, and ability to obtain and conduct federally funded research that requires a top-secret security clearance are preferred.
Working Conditions
On Campus: Primary work location will be on campus

Additional Information
UTSA is a tobacco free campus. This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval
EO/AA Statement
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.


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San Antonio, Texas, United States
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a multicultural discovery enterprise institution with more than 34,000 students. It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region with four campuses across the city.