Thursday, August 13, 2009

Information Security Assurance, Tenure-track Faculty

Information Security/Assurance, Tenure-track Faculty
Drexel University’s College of Information Science & Technology (IST) invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Information Security/Assurance at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank, depending on qualifications. A Ph.D. is required, and academic and industrial experience is preferred. Candidates must be U.S. citizens to qualify for several key funding opportunities. Candidates for senior positions should have established research records and success in obtaining external research funding. Joint appointments with other Drexel academic units are also a possibility.
The successful candidate will have some combination of the following characteristics:
Relevant industry experience as a: - network manager - information security officer - cyber crimes investigatorCertifications such as: - Global Information Assurance Certification - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
- Information Systems Security Engineering ProfessionalEstablished research/funding record with agencies such as: - Department of Justice - Department of Homeland Security - F.B.I. - N.S.A.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate understanding of the principles, practices, and techniques used to secure distributed applications, information, and the infrastructure of distributed information systems. Potential research and teaching areas include security planning, policies and models, threats and attacks, and the use and integration of distributed system security mechanisms for confidentiality, authentication, access control, and intrusion detection. He/she should also be able to provide an overview of the legal, ethical, and professional issues involved in information security, particularly with respect to risk management, security planning, security technologies, and security implementation and maintenance.
Drexel is a privately endowed technology university founded in 1891. With approximately 20,000 students, it has one of the largest undergraduate cooperative education programs in the nation, with formal relationships in place with over 1500 local, national, and multi-national companies. Drexel is located on Philadelphia’s Avenue of Technology in University City and at the hub of the academic, cultural, and historical resources of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan region. Philadelphia is also the midpoint of a mid-Atlantic technology corridor that stretches from New York City (100 miles north) to Washington, DC (135 miles south).

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search position number 3179.
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The iSchool at Drexel is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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