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Faculty of Practice specializing in Digital Forensics/CyberSecurity Investigations

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Criminal Justice and Security - 208240
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Position Summary:

Are you committed to growing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in digital forensics or cyberscurity?
Are you seeking to engage with the community and local agencies in the area(s) of digital forensics or cyber?
Are you willing to mentor undergraduate students and facilitate experiential learning opportunities in digital forensics, cyber intelligence, cyber investigations, cyber security and/or cyber incident response?

If so, the Department of Department of Criminal Justice & Security Studies at the University of Dayton, located in Dayton, OH invites you to apply for a Faculty of Practice position. We are developing an interdisciplinary digital forensics/cyber investigations program for undergraduate students and are looking for specialization in digital forensics, cyber intelligence, cyber investigations, and/or cyber incident response. The faculty will also have the opportunity to develop innovative cyber projects in conjunction with the Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence which features a hands-on-lab space. This is a nontenure-track position beginning August 16, 2023 with full benefits. Additionally, the successful candidate will be eligible for promotion in accordance with the new promotion policy for Faculty of Practice which is currently being developed for implementation in the coming academic year.

The Department of Criminal Justice and Security Studies is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty are established scholars with experience analyzing contemporary justice issues and the criminal justice system. We are a faculty of community-engaged scholars who seek to positively impact the practice of justice locally and nationally. Undergraduates in the department conduct original research alongside faculty mentors. For more than 50 years, our students have gained an understanding of the historical and social contexts, legal practices, philosophical bases and political influences that shape the country’s criminal justice system. We work closely with the Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence and the Human Rights Center on multi disciplinary projects for the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Participate in program and curriculum development for one or more of the following areas: digital forensics, cybersecurity intelligence, cybersecurity investigations and/or cyber security incident response

Teach and develop undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: digital forensics, cybersecurity intelligence, cybersecurity investigations and/or cyber security incident response

Recruit, advise, and mentor students

Support compliance with digital forensics national accreditation and credentialing standards for the creation of a potential major in digital forensics and cyber forensics for nonscience majors

Maintain or obtain qualifications or certifications necessary to support the department’s digital forensics program and/or cybersecurity program

Maintain a presence in the digital forensics and/or cyber security profession as appropriate

Create new opportunities for experiential learning in the area(s) digital forensics, cybersecurity intelligence, cybersecurity investigations and/or cyber security incident response

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Digital Forensics, Criminal Justice, Information Security, Computer Science or a closely related discipline OR a master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate credit hours in Digital Forensics, Criminal Justice, Information Security, Computer Science, or Cybersecurity
  • Three years experience working in one of the following areas: digital forensics, cyber intelligence, cyber investigation, cyber security or cyber incident response
  • Ability to earn digital forensics or cyber related certifications
  • Effective written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • Five or more years practicing or retired from working in digital forensics, cyber intelligence, cyber investigations, and/or cybersecurity
  • Successful experience in one or more of the following:
    • presenting lectures to student learners
    • presenting to professional audiences
    • mentoring students and/or professionals
    • working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team
    • working with and/or teaching socially and culturally diverse communities
    • utilizing different modalities to engage students and /or professional audiences
  • Ability to demonstrate technical skills in area(s) of expertise
  • A+ qualified
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession
Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application consists of:

  • Cover letter (Submit letter of application all minimum and any preferred qualifications met, addressing expertise, work history in area of practice, interest in teaching/mentorship, and ability to work with diverse populations)
  • C.V./Resume
  • Graduate level transcripts
  • Statement describing your approach to educating undergraduate students in one or more of the following areas digital forensics, cyber intelligence, cyber security and/or cyber incident response
  • Upload evidence of certifications and/or training (optional)
  • Contact information of 3 references (Letters of recommendation will be required at a later date)

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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