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Assistant Professor (Political Science - Cyber Security)

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Date: Nov 13, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Assistant Professor

Cyber Security Strategy & Policy

Department of Political Science



The Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of cyber security strategy and policy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach within a new multidisciplinary undergraduate major in Cyber Strategy and Policy. This major will be housed in Political Science but includes computing sciences requirements. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses on Cyber Strategy and Policy and Cyber Conflict and develop further courses that advance the Cyber Strategy and Policy major and count toward our other undergraduate programs including BAs in Political Science and International Affairs, Certificate in Security Studies, Certificate in International Human Rights and our Political Science PhD program. The teaching load is 2-2.


The University of Cincinnati is one of only 18 institutions nationally designated as a National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in both cyber defense and cyber operations and has been selected by the State of Ohio to host and support a state-wide cyber range to promote research, education, workforce and economic development in cyber security.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a PhD in Political Science or relevant field. ABDs will be considered, but the dissertation must be defended before the appointment starts on August 15, 2019.


Candidates should have expertise in international security studies and/or American national security studies along with general field competency in international relations, comparative politics, and/or American government. Successful candidates will have demonstrated research focus on issues related to technology and global/national security (for example, cyber security; organizational and bureaucratic structures; authorities/law or privacy and civil liberties related to cyber security).


Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application at (search Requisition #34122). In addition to the online application, please provide a cover letter indicating fit with the job description, full CV, list of three references and a writing sample. A one-page statement addressing the candidate’s intended contributions to the University’s goals of diversity and inclusion, through teaching, research and mentoring, is also required. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018 with additional applications accepted until the position is filled.


Finalists for the position will be required to submit three letters of reference to be addressed to Dr. Richard Harknett, Search Committee Chair. Questions should be directed to Dr. Richard Harknett, Department Head, at




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 34122


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