Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor, Cybersecurity

University of North Georgia

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university’s signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) resides in the Mike Cottrell College of Business (MCCB) and offers undergraduate programs in computer science (CS), information systems (IS), and cybersecurity. CS is ABET accredited. IS has AACSB accreditation, as do the other business programs in the college. The MCCB is home to the UNG Institute for Cyber Operations, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Truist Center for Ethical Leadership. MCCB graduate programs include the Cottrell MBA, Master of Accountancy, and three graduate certificates, one of which is in cybersecurity. A Master of Science in CS with focus areas of machine learning and cyber operations has a target start date of summer 2023. The department also offers a number of minors in computer science.

The MCCB international group of teacher-scholars provides an exceptional learning community to prepare students for their professional roles and to engage with business and industry in the region to foster economic development. The MCCB is the second largest college at UNG and enrolls over 4,800 students. The college moved into its new building, the Cottrell Center for Business, Technology & Innovation located on the Dahlonega campus, in fall 2022. The facility fosters a state-of-the-art learning environment with specialized spaces for computer science, including a cyber range, forensics/cyber lab, and hardware/networking lab.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems in the Mike Cottrell College of Business (MCCB) invites applicants for a full-time, Visiting Faculty Member in Cybersecurity starting summer or fall 2023. The appointment is expected to be renewable for up to three years. The successful candidate will teach cybersecurity and computer science courses such as computer security, computer forensics, network security, database security, Linux operating system, and reverse engineering. Relevant credentials and experience in cybersecurity is strongly preferred. Quality teaching and student engagement are high priorities in the MCCB. 

  • Teach four undergraduate and/or graduate cybersecurity related courses per semester.
  • Use innovative teaching and learning techniques to provide high quality learning experiences in and out of the classroom.
  • Engage with the university’s military connections and the emerging technology industry populating the north Georgia and Atlanta regions.
  • Work with student projects, internships, and competitions.
  • Support the culture of the department, MCCB, UNG, and its service community. 

  • PhD in computer science or a related field. ABD may be considered with evidence that the degree is nearing completion, or candidates with a master¿s degree in computer science and a strong record of experience in the cybersecurity field.
  • Position is part of a DoD funded grant which requires the selected candidate to have a U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence status in the U.S.

  • Professional experience or certifications in specialized areas of cybersecurity is preferred.
  • Evidence of superior teaching abilities strongly preferred.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references.

  • Knowledge of teaching pedagogy.
  • Skill at teaching online a plus.
  • Ability to translate highly technical information into understandable content for computer science students.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

  • This role is considered a position of trust.

  • Position of Trust + Education

  • If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES).  Find a full list of NACES members at

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