Assistant Professor, Computer Science - Cybersecurity

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Computer Science/Informatics

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Assistant Professor, Computer Science - Cybersecurity


Computer Science


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Macon, GA

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The Department of Computer Science in Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for a tenure track Cybersecurity faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The appointment will be effective August 1, 2023.

Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Responsibilities include:

  • teaching undergraduate courses in cybersecurity, computer science, and information technology;
  • directing undergraduate research projects;
  • serving as faculty advisor for students in the department;
  • mentoring our Cyber Defense Competition Team;
  • assisting with efforts to become an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense, and maintaining an active research program.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in cybersecurity, computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or in a closely related area from an accredited college/university. Applicants with ABD will be considered for the interview process provided there is evidence that all degree requirements will be completed by time of appointment. Applicants must have a demonstrated academic and/or professional background in cybersecurity. This person will serve a key role in the offering of our cybersecurity program at Mercer University.

Research and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving in areas such as secure software development, ethical hacking, virtualization and cloud computing, automation and orchestration, cybersecurity governance, IoT, server administration, and cyber analytics, are preferred.

Additional Information

Mercer University is a private university distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering and inspiring its students to create, discover, and serve. The university offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in schools of liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, business, law, pharmacy, medicine, nursing, health professions, education, theology, and professional advancement. The highly selective, residential, undergraduate-only College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enrolls over 1,900 students. Among first-year students in 2022, 27% are 1st generation college students, 33% are Pell-eligible, and 52% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. The College, which hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialog, and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta. To learn more about Mercer University, visit Mercer’s web site at

The Computer Science Department, situated in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers degrees in cybersecurity, computer science, computational science, and information science and technology. The BS degree program in computer science is accredited by ABET.  The Department also offers coursework in Computer Engineering major, Master’s programs in Cybersecurity and Software Systems that are offered through Mercer’s School of Engineering and coursework for Business majors in Mercer’s School of Business.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at  by submitting a letter of interest, CV, research statement, a list of at least three references with contact information, and a statement of teaching philosophy including candidate’s approach to teaching a diverse student population.

For additional information, contact Dr. Bob Allen at (478) 301-2823 or at

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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