Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science

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Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science


Rank: Assistant Professor


Tenure Information: Tenure Track


Department Summary:


The Department of Computer Science is creating a new cyber-security major to meet a high regional demand for this specialty. The Department is part of a collaborative team of faculty and staff members from across our institution which has recently been awarded funds to build a cyber range on campus, and Bridgewater State University will soon serve as a regional center for cyber security in Massachusetts. Watch our video to learn more about


The department is a mid-sized, cordial, collaborative, and innovative group of 8 full-time faculty members. The Department prepares students for exciting careers and graduate school through high quality instruction in small classes and close collaboration between faculty members and students on projects. The goal of the Department is to provide students with a strong foundation in computer science and cyber security, one that also promotes critical thinking and lifetime learning. The Department is located in the where faculty and staff work with students in labs equipped with modern equipment and technology. The department currently offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science at Bridgewater State which is ABET accredited. The department has developed a minor in cyber security and is currently working on a new B. S. degree in the field. The Department also offers a MS degree in Computer Science and, in addition to the minor in cyber security, offers minors in computer science and computer engineering.


Bridgewater State University is a teaching-intensive university located in Southeastern Massachusetts between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The University is a liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to the sciences. Successful candidates will be faculty members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.


Essential Duties:


Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate- and master’s-level courses in cyber security, working with existing faculty to build and strengthen the new cyber security undergraduate major, advising undergraduates and supervising MS students, participating in cyber-security curriculum development including ABET accreditation work, as well as engaging in ongoing scholarship and professional activity. Candidate must demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.


Required Qualifications:


Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in cyber security or a closely related STEM field such as computer science, information technology, applied math, computer engineering, or electrical engineering with a focus in cyber security. Alternatively, applicants with an earned Ph.D. in relevant fields are welcomed provided they have significant industry experience in cybersecurity and a solid technical background. ABD applicants will be considered.


We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. Candidates should demonstrate experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate commitment to improving access to higher-education for under-represented groups. In addition, we welcome candidates to submit a diversity statement with their application to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising that enhances an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.


Candidates should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, a demonstrated capacity for scholarly activity, excellent verbal and written communications skills, as well as a commitment to public higher education.


Preferred Qualifications:


Candidates with research experience on cybersecurity related projects or practical experience running a cyber range, using forensic tools, or other hands on cyber security work are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in cyber-security curriculum development are also encouraged to apply.


Candidates who involve undergraduates in research and projects, or do outreach to pre-college students are especially encouraged to apply.


Special Conditions for Eligibility:


Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified and temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire. Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to thevaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.


Posting Number: F00351P


Open Date: 10/15/2021


Close Date: 11/14/2021


Open Until Filled: No


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.


*Attachment of a separate diversity statement to your application is optional if your professional diversity focused experience has been included in the required additional materials. (i.e. CV, Letter of Interest, Teaching Statement)


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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.


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