Digital Forensics, Assistant Professor

Albany, NY - Posted: 11/14/16 | SHARE:


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The School of Business and the Computer Science Department at the University at Albany (SUNY) are seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Data Analytics to complement a growing team of scholars in an interdisciplinary Digital Forensics initiative. This position is part of a bold multi-year "2020 initiative" to add a Master's degree to the already successful undergraduate Digital Forensics major, featuring both face-to-face and online teaching.

Strong candidates for the position will have a background combining expertise in Digital Forensics and/or Cyber Security. Expertise in Intelligence, Security Data Analytics, Network Analysis, and Cyber Incident Response would be desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to ongoing and new interdisciplinary research projects, undergraduate courses for a new Digital Forensics major, featuring both face-to-face and online teaching.

This is a 10-month appointment that allows for supplementary summer salary from research funding.  The normal teaching load is two courses per semester for faculty who work with graduate students and who are research active (before course buyouts). We expect new faculty to strengthen our majors, strengthen our undergraduate and graduate programs, and strengthen the University mission through:

(1) teaching with distinction,
(2) maintaining a strong externally funded research program,
(3) effectively mentoring graduate students, and
(4) participating in, as necessary, service to the department, college, university and community. Participation in research, curriculum development, lab development, and teaching are expected. There is a strong preference for candidates with a demonstrated experience in applying for and obtaining external funding.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, Information Security, Digital Forensics, Informatics, or a closely related discipline from a college or university accredited by a USDOE or internationally recognized accrediting organization. 

Candidates are expected to have an earned Ph.D. by the starting date in September 2017, but we will consider exceptional ABD candidates who expect to defend and complete their dissertation work in Fall 2017. 

Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to work with and instruct culturally diverse groups of people.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Assistant Professor, salary and benefits are competitive.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link


To Apply:

Please apply online via

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Statement of interest
  • A writing sample or publications and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Full dossier (including graduate transcript)
  • *Three letters of reference

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

*Applicants need to submit at least 3 letters of reference using "ITM SEARCH" in the subject line and emailed to

Applicants can mail required documentation to:

Sanjay Goel, Chair
Search Committee
School of Business, ITM Dept
University at Albany, SUNY
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

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A review of applications will start on December 10, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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