Director of the School of Cybersecurity, Data Science and Computing
Job posting number: #7065540
Posted: March 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout Norwich University:
Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.
We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.
Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.
Norwich University invites applications for a Director of the School of Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Computing (CDSC). The programs in cybersecurity and computer science are well established and among the fastest growing at the University. These programs, along with the emerging data science curriculum, have recently been elevated to be a free-standing School within the College of Professional Schools. With this change, under strong leadership, is an opportunity for the School to develop a singular and strong identity, to continue to grow enrollment, internship opportunities, and expanded industry ties. Norwich University is seeking a leader with an interest in building and evolving this new School, to provide management, vision, and an entrepreneurial spirit to help the faculty and students in this newest phase of growth.
The CDSC programs employ innovative teaching models to involve undergraduate students in research and professional practice early in their education. Additional preference will be given to those with experience in implementing, maintaining, or furthering, these or other innovative and practical teaching methods. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must be eligible to work without restriction in the United States. This position is to commence fall 2020.
Within CDSC, the Computer Science program and Data Science are closely associated with Computer Security and Information Assurance, one of the few programs recognized nationally as both a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (by the National Security Agency), and a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center). In February of 2014 the Ponemon Institute rated the program #2 in the nation for cybersecurity education with regard to academic excellence, practical relevance, experience and expertise of the program faculty, experience and background of the students and alumni, and professional reputation in the cyber security community.
Candidates should have a proven track record for leadership at the school- or department-level in computer science, computer security, information assurance, data science, or a closely related discipline and a track record of excellence in teaching and scholarship commensurate with the tenured rank of associate or full professor. The administrative release for directors is typically 50% with the remaining load being instruction in required and elective undergraduate courses.