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Associate Director and Associate/Full Professor 126030

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: Downtown Pensacola
Categories: Cybersecurity

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Position Number: 126030
Position Title (Classification Title):  Associate Director and Associate/Full Professor for the Center for Cybersecurity 126030
Working Title:  Associate Director
Job Summary: The University of West Florida (UWF) Center for Cybersecurity in Pensacola, Florida, invites applications and nominations for Associate Director for the Center for Cybersecurity, who will hold a faculty position of tenure-track Associate or Full Professor. The Associate Director will help lead and support the Center’s nationally recognized education, training, research, and outreach activities. This is a full-time, 9-month position with a guaranteed 1.0 FTE summer appointment that can start August 2022 or later. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, experience and rank.

This position will directly support the Center for Cybersecurity’s mission, activities, and administrative operations. The successful candidate will develop and teach cybersecurity courses and training programs; support and lead workforce development programs; submit and manage grant proposals related to training, workforce development, and research; disseminate research via scholarly publications and presentations; provide administrative support for the Center; and develop and enhance strategic partnerships.

A successful candidate may be hired at the rank of associate professor or full professor with tenure in the appropriate academic department. Rank and tenure within the University will be determined by educational background, experience, and record.
Department Center for Cybersecurity
FLSA: Exempt
Position Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline from an accredited institution with a strong commitment to cybersecurity-related teaching, research, administration, and service.
Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. Demonstrated experience and accomplishments in cybersecurity teaching, grants, and research appropriate for the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Demonstrated experience in cybersecurity teaching, training and curriculum development, as evident through teaching experience, impact and recognitions; development and instruction of successful cybersecurity courses and training programs, including undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity courses and programs in face-to-face, online and distance learning environments.

Demonstrated evidence of administrative, management and leadership ability. Experience with managing Center operations, training, and/or workforce development programs. Familiarity with cyber ranges and their use to enhance education and training. Cybersecurity industry certifications including but not limited to Security+, CEH, or CISSP. Capable of holding a security clearance.

Demonstrated ability to secure external funding, including grants and contracts, to support education, training, workforce development, and research programs. Prior experience in the role of PI or Co-PI on funded grants and contracts.

Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines; experience with mentoring students and overseeing student research activities; experience in working effectively with a diverse student population and enhancing diversity among students.
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job: This position requires a criminal background screen
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FTE 1.0
Salary Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with education, experience and rank.
Pay Basis Annually
Closing/Preferred Response Date: 02/01/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants must attach the following documents: a letter of interest, curriculum vita, name/contact information for three references in electronic format, and a statement of teaching and research goals and accomplishments. References will be contacted directly to provide letters of recommendation. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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