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Assistant/Associate Professor in Cyber Security

Assistant/Associate Professor in Cyber Security

The International University of Science & Technology in Kuwait (IUK) is a newly established private university in Kuwait, with a new Campus located in the heart of Kuwait near the Avenues Mall. Fully accredited by the Private Universities Council (PUC), the university offers a wide range of academic programs in Engineering, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. In addition to the academic programs, the IUK has established the University Foundation Program (UFP) that offers English and Math foundation programs. The UFP programs are designed for students whose qualifications do not allow direct admission to academic degrees. Taught on campus and online,  the UFP provides students with essential academic and language skills, mathematical skills, and support to progress confidently onto an undergraduate program. 
 

IUK is looking for dynamic full-time faculty members who are passionate about teaching, contributing to developing a vibrant and successful learning environment with students. 
 

Position Summary

 
The Department of Computer Science & Cyber security at the College of Engineering seeks candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor position. The faculty members will teach introductory-level courses, as well as upper-level undergraduate courses in their area of specialization and other related fields.

 

The primary role of the faculty members at the IUK is to promote high-quality teaching, research, and services. Besides, he/she should collaborate with the Head of Department, College Dean, and other colleagues to achieve the missions of the department and college, mentor junior colleagues and teaching assistants, and support the department and the university with providing essential administrative and academic services.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of a broad range of courses within Computer Science and Cyber Security such as ethical hacking and security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS), to name a few.  In addition to teaching, successful candidates are expected to maintain significant scholarly work and professional services. The successful candidate will also contribute to developing an outcome-based student focused curriculum.

 
In addition to classes, the faculty members are expected to maintain office hours, advise students, participate in curriculum development, and contribute to the university professional development activities.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Teach different Computing and Cyber Security courses according to his/her specialization and expertise.

  • Promote innovation in teaching by introducing new teaching methodologies and strategies. 

  • Promote research activities and other creative work at IUK including publishing in indexed peer-reviewed publications.

  • Engage with students in and out of the classroom.

  • Mentor new colleagues and teaching assistants. 

  • Follow the university bylaws and regulations and promote the institutional environment.

  • Commit to teaching schedules, office hours, preparation, service, and professional development.

  • Provide academic support to other colleagues in the department.

  • Participate in college and university events and supporting collegiality. 

  • Support the college and university in organizing seminars, international conferences, and faculty events.

  • Serve in college and university committees as needed. 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Ph.D. in a computing field with a dissertation (or intensive research/teaching) in Cyber Security.

  • Professional certifications in Cyber Security.

  

Experience

 

  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at university/college level. 

  • A proven research record, scholarly work, publications, and knowledge transfer.  A minimum of three journal articles in peer-review indexed journals (ISI or Scopus).

  • Good experience in using different learning management systems and in adopting e-learning teaching strategies. 

  • An experience that proves an understanding of a multicultural academic environment, and understanding of students' needs, including those of special needs.

 

Technical Skills

 

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • General computer and LMS skills

 

Behavioral Skills 

 

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving Skills 

  • Strong oral and written Communication Skills 

  • People and time management skills

  • A passion for teaching

How to Apply

 

Interested applicants are kindly requested to prepare the following:

  • A cover letter explaining how your experience and credentials demonstrate that you are qualified for the position.

  • A detailed resume indicating academic and professional experiences. 

  • Teaching statement that shows your philosophy about teaching and learning. You may include evidence of how you transfer your philosophy into practices in the classroom.

  • A copy of your credentials, transcripts, and certificates that show you meet the minimum requirement(s) for the position.

All of the above should be combined in one PDF file which should be submitted using the upload button given below:

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