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Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity (Anderson University [IN])

Department of Computer Science

Anderson University

Anderson, Indiana

Requisition # 12695

Application: Available Here 


Anderson University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Cybersecurity at the assistant professor, associate professor, or professor level, or non-tenure track faculty at the assistant professor level. The position begins August 2023. We place a premium on high-quality teaching and seek faculty who possess a maturing Christian faith and are committed to the mission of Christian higher education.


Anderson University established the National Security Studies Program, with majors in Information Security (now Cybersecurity) and National Security Studies, in 2016. This program is one of the few interdisciplinary undergraduate security studies majors in the country, developing not only technical expertise, but also the ability to understand threats facing our nation and the actors behind them. Students have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the National Security Studies Fellows, as well as Anderson University President John Pistole, former TSA director and FBI deputy director. The University has recently received external funding towards the creation of a million-dollar Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense, a half-million-dollar Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory, as well as a state-of-the-art Situation Room modeled after the one in the White House. The department's two computer labs and Security Operations Center are newly remodeled as collaborative learning spaces.


Anderson University anticipates approval as a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in the near future, and a successful applicant will be expected to contribute to this effort as the Head of the Cyber Defense program.


Candidates in all areas of cybersecurity will be considered, but those with expertise in the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Network configuration and protection
  • Software security
  • Highly scalable / advanced databases

Candidates with relevant certifications (e.g., CompTIA Security+, CEH, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC) are highly desired. It is expected that the candidate will also be eager to lead teams of students in cyber competitions (e.g., cybersecurity capture the flag).


The right candidate will have a passion to partner with current faculty to continue building this exciting new program and share in our vision to train students with a heart to serve Christ. The university remains closely affiliated with its founding church and values its heritage and history. It is expected that all faculty possess a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ. A statement of faith is required of all applicants seeking positions at the University.

Benefits: This is a full-time, 9-month position paid over 12 months. Eligible for University benefits. Possible tenure-track position. Possibility for summer employment.

Position available:  August 2023.  The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Complete applications should contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy/effectiveness, statement of faith, and copy of graduate transcript(s), along with completed application questions. Background checks are routinely conducted on applicants for Anderson University positions.


Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

AU is an equal opportunity employer. Persons who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. Anderson University complies with federal and state requirements for non-discrimination in employment with regard to **gender**, age, race, color, disability, and national and ethnic origin.


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