The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for a non-tenure track position of Faculty Associate - Research in the Department of Information Sciences (IS). While the search is broad, we are especially interested in candidates with extensive interest and experience in cybersecurity and cyberspace operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of military operations. Additionally, an extensive experience in cybersecurity acquisition is a key differentiator for this position. This position is physically located in San Diego, CA allowing for close proximity to this Fleet concentration area and the wide stakeholder base this location provides.
The primary duties associated with this position will be to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) and other senior researchers in the implementation and promotion of the vision outlined in the Secretary of the Navy’s March 2019 “Cybersecurity Readiness Review.” Duties will focus on the design, coordination, and execution of solutions that address complex cybersecurity challenges affecting the Naval Enterprise/Department of Defense (DoD) and regularly reporting on cybersecurity matters affecting Fleet operations. The selected candidate must have proven experience in developing relationships with decision makers across SYSCOM, TYCOM, Numbered Fleet, OPNAV and COCOM organizations (including their subordinate commands and activities).
Additional duties may also include the advising and guiding of student thesis work; participating in national and international conferences; and participation in exchange of ideas with other established research and engineering centers. Selectees are expected to assist the Principal Investigator with providing insight and materials for faculty who teach relevant courses and laboratory sections related to cybersecurity. Applicants with significant field experience in military operations are preferred. Experience in coordinating complex undertakings is a definite plus.
The mission of the Department of Information Sciences (IS) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is to provide in-residence graduate education, as well as a continuum of career-long learning opportunities, in support of defense requirements in the areas of information sciences, systems, and operations. The Department maintains an internationally respected research program in selected areas of information sciences, systems, and operations, and has the capability of developing research programs in additional areas of information sciences that are required to support graduate education. Our students are primarily military officers seeking Master’s degrees in defense-oriented IS topics. We also have a small Ph.D. program. Our students are capable, mature, and hard working. Our research addresses important and challenging problems in national security, and we foster close collaborations with US Navy and Department of Defense sponsors, as well as other universities. Additional information about our department can be found at http://www.nps.edu/is.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 24 May 2019. In your application package include your resume, names of three references, cybersecurity certifications, and a sample of your published work. Tell us in your cover letter why you are interested in this position and comment on your operational and acquisition-related experiences in cybersecurity.
Have an M.S., M.A., or M.B.A., in Information Sciences, Computer Sciences or Business with emphasis on Information Technology or Cybersecurity.
CISSP, GSLC, or similar related certifications.
Extensive experience with cyberspace operations within the DoD.
Active Top Secret clearance.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc...) Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions.
Please forward your application package to Kathryn Hodges, Information Sciences Department, Naval Postgraduate School, 1411 Cunningham Rd GW-3005, Monterey, CA 93943. Email: Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions are preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation package, including recruitment/relocation incentive may be authorized. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
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The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.