Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity Program Director

Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity Program Director

Yeshiva University

Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity Program Director

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Job description
New York, NY
Job No:493852
Work Type:Faculty Full-time
Department:Katz School
Location:Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories:Academic Administration, Education/Teaching, Information Technology
Position Summary:
Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Science and Health seeks a dynamic director to serve as academic and administrative lead for its graduate CyberSecurity degree and related programs. Given the multidisciplinary mission of the Katz School, there will be opportunities to collaborate on research and initiatives with other fields and schools; for example, Computer Science, Data Science, Data and Privacy Law (at Cardozo School of Law), and YU’s Innovation Lab. In particular, this is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to take advantage of the University’s deep connections to Israel’s CyberSecurity industry and startup community.
The position may be eligible for a senior clinical appointment depending on experience and qualifications. We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Compensation commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be provided.
Position Responsibilities:
Provide transformative direction and oversight with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community
Oversee curriculum development, academic policies, and assessment with commitment to continuous program improvement
Ensure student academic and professional success, including internships and career opportunities
Lead faculty recruitment, hiring, development, evaluation, and creating a culture of collegiality and shared governance
Partner with the Graduate Enrollment Management group for student recruitment of highly qualified students, with an expectation of significant program growth
Obtain Professional Science Masters (PSM) affiliation and any or other relevant industry designations
Collaborate with faculty and administrators across the university to identify shared goals, synergistic programming, and other learning and research opportunities
Raise the visibility of the Katz School and University in the field of Cybersecurity
Establish partnerships with local, regional, national, and international organizations
Develop grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development
Manage budgets and resources

Experience & Educational Background:
Masters degree in cybersecurity, computer science or related field; doctorate preferred
Minimum 3 years in higher education administration
Professional experience in cybersecurity or related fields

Skills & Competencies:
Strong network of industry connections
Capacity for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students as evidenced by prior student evaluations, teaching portfolios, and peer-evaluations
Exceptional writing and presentation skills

About Us:
The Katz School at Yeshiva University (YU) provides students with the opportunity to further their intellectual and professional pursuits and become a part of one of U.S. News and World Reports top 100 universities in the United States. We are committed to delivering a world-class education in Science, Technology, and Health and to connecting students with thought-leaders and employers in New York City and beyond. Our curricula are informed by research and industry to provide our graduates with tools that will serve them long into their careers. Critical to our mission is creating an exemplary student and faculty experience. Yeshiva University is an academic powerhouse, and we invite you to join us. Learn more at
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations — Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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