Tenure-Track Position in Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, & Future Crime Policy

Position ID: 37722
Georgia State University
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Criminal Justice & Criminology
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Associate Professor, Professor
Job Description: 


Georgia State University

The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Tenure-track Position in Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, and Future Crime Policy


As part of its Next Generation Program (http://secondcentury.gsu.edu/next-generation-program/) and pending budgetary approval, Georgia State University anticipates hiring for multiple tenure-track positions effective 2018. These positions are part of GSU’s strategic initiative to lead in the areas of cybercrime, cybersecurity, and future crime and technology policy, with a focus on research and teaching related to the Financial Technology and Health Informatics Industries. The initiative is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies), Computer Information Systems (Robinson College of Business), Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences), and Computer Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences). This position is the first of multiple, and will be based in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology with the requirement that the scholar selected will collaborate with researchers from the units listed above, but also with those from entities across the university including but not be limited to the College of Law, the School of Public Health, and any of the over 100 research centers and institutes on campus.

Preferred applicants will have strengths in research and policy related to cybercrime and cybersecurity with specializations in areas such as big data analytics and cybersecurity, supply chain security, hacker profiling, terrorism/organized crime and cybersecurity, cyber platforms and hate speech, cyber issues in human/child trafficking, and international legal and technical issues in cybercrime/cybersecurity. Evidence of prior experience working with corporate and government entities on these issues is highly desired. The position is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with annual review. A terminal degree appropriate to the candidate’s discipline is required. The position will be filled at the Associate or Full level as we are seeking senior level applicants with significant experience in the above areas. Teaching experience and a demonstrated record of research and publication are preferred. Review of applications will begin December 31st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Housed in the internationally recognized Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (http://aysps.gsu.edu) , our department offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Faculty members are involved in a wide array of research and public service efforts, work closely with numerous state and local criminal justice agencies, and have a history of significant funding from federal, state, and local agencies. The department maintains a focus on issues of urban crime and violence policy, serves as the permanent home for two established peer-reviewed journals (Criminal Justice Review and International Criminal Justice Review), and is a key member of various University research centers, including the Partnership for Urban Health Research, the Urban Studies Institute, and the Center for Research on Interpersonal Violence. For further information about the Department, please visit our web site at http://aysps.gsu.edu/cj.

Georgia State University has over 52,000 students enrolled in more than 250 degree programs, on six different campuses in the Metro Atlanta area. The position in question will be based on the Downtown Main Campus which is located in the state capitol. GSU is the state’s flagship urban research university having procured over $160 million in external grants in 2016. U.S. News and World Reports ranks GSU the 4th most innovative University in the nation and among the Top 15 in the U.S. for Racial/Ethnic and Economic Diversity; this year marks the 4th consecutive year that the university has conferred more bachelor's degrees to African Americans than any non-profit college or university in the country. For more information about the university, see the GSU Fact Book at http://www. http://oie.gsu.edu/files/2013/06/FACT-BOOK-2015-16-FINAL.pdf.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send (via email if possible), (a) letter of application, (b) vita, and (c) three letters of recommendation to:

Professor Volkan Topalli, Search Committee Chair, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 3992, Atlanta, GA 30302-3992, USA.

E-mail: vtopalli@gsu.edu

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veterans status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Per Georgia Board of Regents policy, final candidates shall be subject to a criminal history and academic credentials check and subsequent determination at the sole discretion of the University. This review is a requirement of university employment.


CIP Discipline Code: 
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Computer and Information Systems/Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Computer and Information Systems/Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
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Open Until Filled
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To Be Determined
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