Lecturer, Digital Forensics - School of Business
University at Albany - Albany, NY

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The School of Business of the University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applications for a Lecturer in Digital Forensics. The successful candidate will be expected to complement the existing strengths of those involved in the intended undergraduate Digital Forensics major. This position is part of a bold multi-year “2020 initiative” to implement an undergraduate Digital Forensics major, featuring both face-to-face (F2F) and online learning.

This is a 10-month appointment that allows for supplementary summer salary from external funding sources. The normal teaching load is three courses per semester for lecturers (before course buyouts). We expect new faculty to strengthen our majors, strengthen our undergraduate program, and strengthen the University mission through: (i) teaching with distinction, (ii) effectively mentoring students, and (iii) participating in, as necessary, service to the department, college, university and community.

The individual hired will be responsible for contributing to the development and delivery of curricula in digital forensics in online, blended, and F2F formats. Courses that the individual hired may teach or develop curricula and labs involving the following topics: digital forensics criminal investigation, computer forensics, network forensics, mobile device forensics, and digital evidence expert witness testimony. In addition, the individual hired will participate in related activities in support of the program: this includes recruitment of potential students, coordination with 2-year colleges for transfers, participation in related grant-writing and reporting, software vendor negotiation and implementation, accredited digital forensics lab development and maintenance, building and maintaining industry partnerships and collaborations, student advisement and mentoring, as well as participation in relevant institutional meetings and service.

Minimum Qualifications :
  • Master's degree in Digital Forensics (or related field) from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization by time of application
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the field of digital forensics or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years experience in developing & delivering curricula in digital forensics or related fields
  • Minimum 7 years experience in the criminal investigation or related fields
  • Experience in providing expert witness testimony or providing training in expert witness testimony related to digital evidence
  • Experience in developing and maintaining an accredited digital forensics laboratory
  • Experience in developing digital forensics hands-on laboratory exercises or standardized operating procedures and processes
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Experience with developing and delivering online / distance-based or blended learning courses
  • Experience in academic program development and design
  • Experience using cloud-computing infrastructure for labs
  • Certified as instructor/trainer or in use of relevant digital forensics software (e.g. Encase Forensic)
  • Active membership roles in related professional organizations or demonstrated collaboration with industry, government, and academic institutions related to digital forensics
  • Experience in writing education or training-related grants or proposals for funding

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Lecturer, $45,000 - $55,000

Start Date: September 2013

Special Notes: Any questions may be directed via email to Professor Sanjay Goel, Search Chairperson, goel@albany.edu.

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