Job Details

Eastern Washington University
  • Position Number: 5359749
  • Location: Cheney, WA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science

Assistant Professor - Computer Science & Electrical Engineering - Cybersecurity

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWUs 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washingtons second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building, the SIERR building which is a hub for research, development and advancement of health sciences, and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelors and masters degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Eastern Washington University has been recognized for its commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a nationally trusted resource guide for college-bound students. The honor recognizes Eastern as a 22-23 College of Distinction (CoD).

Money magazine recently named EWU as one of its Best Colleges in America 2023.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place-the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
Assistant Professor Tenure-Track, CybersecurityCollege of Science, Technology, Engineering and MathematicsEastern Washington University
The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) at Eastern Washington University (EWU) invites applications for an assistant professor tenure-track position to begin September 2025.
The Department of CSEE is one of two four-year NSA National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense in the state of Washington, and offers academic programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Cyber Operations, a Bachelor of Science Cyber Operations, an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Computer Science, an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Master of Science in Computer Science. The program has recently received a significant investment by the state of Washington and is anticipating substantial growth in the coming years.
EWU's Cybersecurity Program is in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Cybersecurity/Computer Science has 10 faculty members and approximately 400 undergraduate and 10 masters' students. The department resides in the Catalyst Building located in downtown Spokane's University District. This facility is a public-private partnership with the regional tech industry to create a high-tech hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. It offers our students and faculty outstanding opportunities for collaboration with regional industry and other universities.More information about life in Spokane:
All faculty are expected to actively participate in curriculum development, assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching including teaching practices and interactions with students with emphasis on student retention and a culture of belonging.
The expected salary upon hire is $101,170. On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page:

Required Qualifications:
  • A PhD in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching all levels of Cybersecurity/Computer Science coursework.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in innovative research and scholarly activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching and/or research expertise outside of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning
  • Security Operations Center experience/expertise

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidates appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service, and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
  • Meet all scheduled classes;
  • Engage in culturally responsive teaching practices that support all students;
  • Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales;
  • Schedule and attend office hours;
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines;
  • Advise students who are declared majors on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Upon hire, employees will complete required DEI, Hazing, and Harassment and Title IX training. Online training can be accessed at or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on Human Resources

Salary Information: The expected salary upon hire is $101,170

Posting Date: 02/13/2024
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 10/01/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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