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Associate Professor or Professor - Computer Science (Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems)

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland, Florida 33805
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The Department of Computer Science at Florida Polytechnic University invites applications for an Associate Professor or Professor with broad teaching capacity that supports both undergraduate degrees and with research specialization that supports Cyber Security and Cyber‐Physical Systems. The Computer Science department is home to the largest undergraduate program in the University which delivers an ABET accredited degree in Computer Science with specialization areas in Game Development, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, and Autonomous Systems. Successful applicants must be capable of teaching a range of classes in the curriculum, at all levels, and ideally would contribute to instruction focused in at least one of the following areas: graphical interactive programs, Cyber‐ Security, Autonomous Systems, Software Engineering, and Distributed/parallel computing.

This position is part of a strategic expansion of the department that will add approximately eight faculty to the current thirteen faculty members that comprise the department faculty. The department also delivers a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science and the expansion of the faculty will be critical to growing the size of this graduate program.

Ideally, applicants will provide evidence of prior success in teaching (both undergraduate and graduate) and research with an established record of independent research funding, publication history in high quality, peer reviewed journals, and supervision of graduate and/or undergraduate students.

Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014‐15 and is the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The University was created as an exclusively STEM‐focused public university that offers high‐value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focus on economic development of the high‐tech I‐4
corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission.

Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.

Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra‐modern campus, is located along the I‐4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big‐city culture. Florida’s High‐Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high‐tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45‐minute drive from Walt Disney World,
Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing by approximately 10% over the past year, Lakeland and Central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.

EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
• Positions are open until filled (or recruitment cancelled). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
• Employment is contingent upon proof of the legal right to work in the United States. This proof must be provided prior to employment at the University. An appointment is not final until proof is provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All Applicants are required to submit the following in PDF format to the Florida Polytechnic Careers Website:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Research Interests
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• List of at least 3 professional references (names and contact information)
• Unofficial copy of the Ph.D./M.Sc. transcript

This position requires a background check, which may include a level II screening as required by the Florida Statute §435.04.


   Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field

   Six years of experience as a faculty member or as an independent researcher.

  Curriculum development and significant teaching experience at all collegiate levels.

  Funded research experience as a Principal Investigator.

  Demonstrated ability to identify project opportunities and independently develop
  proposals that are subsequently funded.

  Experience with students’ academic mentoring and as a thesis advisor.

  Experience in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement    plan.

  Active participation in professional activities and organizations.

  Prior professional US experience with progressive responsibility.

  Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse campus    community.


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Posted: 2021-04-23 Expires: 2021-05-23

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Associate Professor or Professor - Computer Science (Cyber Security and Cyber-Physical Systems)

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland, Florida 33805

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