VAP / Integrated Security

Virginia Tech
  • Location
    Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 08

Position description

This position will support the University's Destination Area Strategic Initiative on Integrated Security. Virginia Tech is seeking faculty specifically interested in engaging with research and curricular initiatives that support innovation and problem solving in areas such as cybersecurity, data analytics, privacy and ethics, network governance, multiple forms of global (financial, election, human, infrastructure, network, transportation, and social media) security and intelligence studies. The Department of Political Science is the anchoring host department for the Integrated Security Destination Area's Pathways minor. This position is a 3:3 teaching load.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field required by the time of appointment.
  • Must have evidence of an active research agenda and demonstrations of teaching effectiveness to meet the Department's key teaching needs in its B.A. programs.
  • Broadly trained and technically proficient in transdisciplinary security studies.
  • Training in the politics of evolving contemporary systems for hybrid cyber-warfare, cyber-conflict, cyber-institutions, and cyber-defense capability, which bridge the fields of Russian, Eurasian, and global politics.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience with and/or substantive training in network analysis, game theory, data analytics, statistics, conflict modelling, text analysis, and real-time online conflict simulation experiments as well as expertise in great power strategic competition tied to Russian, Eurasian, and Southwest Asian global conflicts.

Application instructions

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