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Digital Forensics Program Assistant Professor
Washburn University's Computer Information Sciences Department in conjunction with the Washburn Forensics program invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Computer Information Sciences. Preferred start date is August 1, 2017. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position in the Computer Information Sciences Department within the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will help build the new BA in Computer Information Sciences with a Concentration in Digital Forensics. Applicants should be committed to providing a quality undergraduate education. A new state-of-the-art Kansas Bureau of Investigation Forensic Science Center on Washburn's campus opened in November, 2015, adding an exciting element to Washburn's Forensic programs which also include Forensic Chemical Science (with courses in forensic Biology and Chemistry), Forensic Anthropology, and Forensic Investigation. Partnerships and collaboration with experts in the KBI Forensic Science Center as well as other Washburn Forensic faculty are hallmarks of the program. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Teach courses in Digital Forensics and other areas of Computer Science depending on the candidate's experience and expertise; Supervise capstone experiences; Direct recruiting efforts for the Digital Forensics Program; Work with Students and KBI Staff on research projects; Arrange Internship; Supervise the Digital Forensics Lab and ensure that it is compatible with software and hardware used in contemporary crime labs; Advise and mentor Digital Forensics students; Participate in professional, community, and university service.
- Ph.D. (ABD Considered) in Computer Science or closely related field, OR Master's in Computer Science or closely related field with 4 years of professional digital forensic/security experience. If hired with a Master's in Computer Science or closely related field, at least one digital forensics certification would be required within 2 years.
- Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field; Demonstrated teaching experience at the university level; Published research in the field of digital forensics or a closely related field; Experience in a forensic laboratory or some field of forensic science; Background in cybersecurity; Professional experience with current digital forensic software; Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary work.
Screening of applications will begin on January 2, 2017 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Please send the following: a letter of application, current CV, academic transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Digital Forensics Search Committee, CIS Department, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621 or electronically (as a single PDF file) to email@example.com. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire.
Questions about the program may be directed to Bruce Mechtly, Chair of CIS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washburn University is an EOE.
To enrich education through diversity, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.