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Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, Fordham University

The Department of Computer and Information Science at Fordham University is undergoing a rapid expansion in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, and Fordham’s administration is committed to increasing the department’s local and national distinction in research and science education. The department offers undergraduate programs at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx and Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. The department also offers graduate degrees in Computer Science, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity at its Manhattan campus. We offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Fordham University has identified cybersecurity as one of its main priority area across units. Fordham’s Center for Cybersecurity (FCC) ( forms an intellectual home for MSCY students and faculty, and for the broader Bronx community. This interdisciplinary center brings together diverse members of the Fordham community to promote educational, research, and service projects in the area of information and computer security that benefit our neighbors and fellow New Yorkers. Over the last two years FCC has submitted/ awarded grants in millions of dollars and published more than 100 papers in prestigious journals and conferences.

Fordham University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor Position and non-tenure track positions (lecturers, postdocs, and visiting assistant professor) in the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) with a specialization in Cybersecurity, to start in Fall 2019. The position requires a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Science or related fields, a commitment to teaching excellence, and an active program of research. Faculty hired under these positions will also be affiliated with FCC and unitize the resources obtained by the center.

The Department of CIS offers graduate and undergraduate programs at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in Bronx and Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. For information about the department, visit

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.


The position requires excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, good communication skills, and demonstrated research potential with the ability to attract external research funding. Exceptional candidates in all areas of Cybersecurity are encouraged to apply to the tenure track position.

Application Instructions

Applications can be electronically submitted to Interfolio Scholar Services: Include (1) Cover letter with qualifications, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Research Statement, (4) Teaching Statement (5) Sample scholarship, and (6) At least three letters of recommendation. Applicants for the non-tenure positions can ignore items (5) and (6). Applications will be accepted until the position(s) is filled.

Applications can be electronically submitted to Interfolio Scholar.

For inquiries, contact: Dr. Thaier Hayajneh, Director of Fordham Center for Cybersecurity and University Professor of Computer Science, at:, CIS Department, Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023.

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