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Seeking Faculty to Join the IT & Cybersecurity Program

BYU IT & Cybersecurity Faculty Position

The IT & Cybersecurity program (IT&C) of Brigham Young University (BYU) is seeking outstanding faculty for a CFS-track research faculty position. The job add will be officially posted Fall 2021, with a potential start date of Fall 2022. Interested candidates should feel free to contact the Program Chair Derek Hansen (dlhansen@byu.edu) at anytime to discuss fit. This page will be updated once our position is officially posted.

BYU's nationally recognized IT & Cybersecurity program led the way in defining the field of information technology (see IT ACM Curriculum, 2008 & 2017) and Cybersecurity (see Joint Task Force Cybersecurity Curricula 2017) and continues to push the boundaries of our knowledge through original research and innovative teaching.

Housed within the College of Engineering's School of Technology, the BYU ​IT&C program emphasizes technical excellence, experiential learning, innovation, and leadership, all within the context of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The program includes two undergraduate majors: Information Technology and Cybersecurity; and one minor in Information Technology. The Cybersecurity degree started in Fall 2018, though the curriculum has been designated an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense for over 7 years. The program also includes a thesis-based Master’s program. Additional program information appears at https://itc.byu.edu/

We are seeking candidates regardless of research area and experience, although our primary need is in the area of cybersecurity. Faculty members will be expected to excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop a strong research program, and participate in citizenship and administrative duties. A doctoral degree in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline is required.

Initial rank will be consistent with qualifications and experience. Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.