Assistant Professor of Digital Forensics

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Dakota State University
Working Title Assistant Professor of Digital Forensics
Posting Number F00065P
Department DSU-Cyber Oper Network Security
Physical Location of Position (City) Madison
Posting Text

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University is looking to appoint a highly qualified and committed scholar and teacher to fill a tenure track position in digital forensics. This position will be, depending upon experience, either at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank.

Responsibilities: Candidates must have potential for excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be proficient within the area of digital forensics, with subspecialties including but not limited to computer forensics, network forensics or mobile forensics. A Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field is required; advanced ABD candidates will be considered but must complete requirements for the Ph.D. prior to employment. In addition the candidate needs to demonstrate a record/potential for excellent teaching, a record/potential for high impact research related to computer and cyber sciences (in particular digital forensics) and a record/potential for scholarly productivity and acquisition of sustained extramural funding. The position also calls for university teaching and advising experience, a passion for teaching, an engaging classroom presence, an ability to engage students and an ability to motivate and support students. We urge nontraditional applicants, e.g., retired military, agency professionals, and post-doc scholars to consider application.

Posting Date 11/12/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 11/20/2017
Advertised Salary DOQE
Duration of the Term 9 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Proposed Rank Multiple Rank
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.

Dakota State is located in Madison, S.D., a growing community of 7,200 people (2016 population estimate). Both the community and campus have been recognized as the safest in South Dakota. The greater Madison area has top-rated K-12 educational systems, an award winning critical access hospital, and a strong manufacturing and business environment. The area also has year-round recreational choices at its state parks, two scenic golf courses, joint community and campus fitness facility called the Community Center, and historic Prairie Village. Entertainment venues are located in Madison, and in nearby Brookings, Mitchell or Sioux Falls, S.D.

Candidates must apply online at where they will be asked to supply the following materials at the time of application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, or resume (nontraditional candidates), teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, candidates should address their background and how it applies to the Beacom College, its direction and strategic intent, and the subspecialties of the candidate. The position is open now and will remain open until filled. For optimal consideration please apply by Nov. 20, 2017.

Affirmative Action Statement

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-verify, EOE.

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Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Dick Hanson, Dean, The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences (

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Cover Letter
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