Fontbonne University — Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity (Tenure-Track)

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity (Tenure-Track)
Fontbonne University

Department: Mathematics & Computer Science

Location: St. Louis, MO

Start: August, 2022

Position Description

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fontbonne University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity/Computer Science to begin August, 2022. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to bring excellence and innovation into the classroom, contribute to scholarship in their field, and participate effectively in professional service. Teaching responsibilities include 12 credits of a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses per semester, which may include mentorship of student research.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Fontbonne University offers five B.S. degrees: Applied Mathematics, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Data Science, and Management Information Systems. In addition, it offers M.S. degrees in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Data Science. The B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Cybersecurity are ABET accredited.

The newly hired faculty member will teach courses in cybersecurity, in an ABET-accredited program that is grounded in the computer science field. Furthermore, this faculty member may be assigned to teach courses in core areas of computer science.

Interview Timeline

  • Date of first consideration/review of applications to begin: December 15, 2022
  • Date to complete screening calls/video for semi-finalists: February2022
  • Date to identify finalists for campus interviews: February 2022
  • Date to conduct campus interviews: March 2022
  • Date to extend offer: March – April 2022

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via the online system at this link: Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement addressing the candidate’s commitment to working with diverse learners and communities, including first-generation students and students from under-represented groups
  • Research Statement
  • Ph.D. Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable)
  • Names & Contact Information for three references

We offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan and tuition remission.

Fontbonne University
Director, Human Resources
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105

Our Mission & Vision

Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides transformative education committed to the common good, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically and act ethically to create a more just world.

About Fontbonne University

Fontbonne University is a vibrant and strong academic institution located in the Clayton suburb within the St. Louis metropolitan area. We were founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and established in the Catholic tradition, yet we serve and welcome a diverse group of students from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. With nearly 1,000 students enrolled, we offer Division III athletics, a large range of student organizations, and more than 100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Fontbonne University is uniquely situated to offer the best of city sights and scenes coupled with beautiful and historic homes and neighborhoods.

Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers our diversity and inclusion efforts and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Open your mind. Follow your heart. Take the leap. Challenging, welcoming, affordable. Fontbonne will prepare you for an engaged and rewarding life, no matter how you’re called to serve.



  • Ph.D. in cybersecurity, computer science, or closely related field
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the university level
  • Ability to teach courses across the field of cybersecurity as well as core computer science courses
  • Demonstrated potential to contribute to scholarship in the field
  • Ability to assume department and university responsibilities, such as advising students, directing student research projects, supervising internships and participating in university governance
  • Commitment to working with diverse learners and communities, including first-generation students and students from underrepresented groups


  • Experience teaching as a full-time faculty member
  • Ability to teach courses in principle and application of cryptography
  • Ability to teach software engineering