Professor of Practice - Cyber Leadership, Intelligence, and International Programs

South Dakota Board of Regents
Aug 11, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
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Professor of Practice - Cyber Leadership, Intelligence, and International Programs

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Logo Institution Dakota State University Working Title Professor of Practice - Cyber Leadership, Intelligence, and International Programs Posting Number F01034P Department DSU-Arts & Sciences Physical Location of Position (City) Posting Text

The College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University in Madison, SD invites applications for a Professor of Practice. The position is a 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, term position.

Description of Duties in the Position: This faculty position has responsibility for enriching, developing, and supporting three distinct areas of the university: DSU's academic program in Cyber Leadership and Intelligence (CLI), The General Beadle Honors Program, and in DSU's International Studies program. The exact nature of that responsibility will be determined by the successful candidate with leadership from the college dean.

Cyber Leadership and Intelligence: The CLI program is designed for students who have an interest in world cultures, international politics, and cyber systems. As a unique program nationally, CLI provides education in leadership concepts and practices, knowledge in professional ethics, sharpened communication skills, an investment in digital forensics and the study of world affairs and human behavior. The program combines elements of cyber operations, foreign language, history, economics, sociology, and psychology. This program allows students to study digital forensics while also gaining a background in world culture, cyber ethics and human behavior, receiving a robust education in world affairs, culture and society, and cyber investment

DSU Honors Program: The General Beadle Honors experience features five key elements: Valuable Class Time, Sophisticated Content, Research, Quality over Quantity, and Experiential Learning. The Honors Program trains students to successfully complete their degree and get rewarding jobs, but it also nurtures intellectual curiosity beyond the degree requirements to open life-long avenues of fulfillment. It is about how to make a life in addition to how to make a living. Many honors courses involve funded off-campus experiences that are part of course content.

International Studies Program: This portion of the work assignment will involve supporting DSU's mission of promoting international education and building a strong foundation of cultural understanding at the university. This goal is accomplished through two distinct efforts: Bringing international students to campus for study and degree completion and developing study abroad programs for our traditional residential students. The Professor of Practice will support the recruiting of international students from around the world but particularly from Asia, Australia, Japan, Singapore and other countries in that region of the world. In addition, the Professor of Practice will help develop a strong study abroad program providing for DSU students a chance to pursue college studies in a foreign country. Students have the opportunity to attend lectures or carry out research at a foreign university or through their DSU's study-abroad program.

Education and Experience Requirements for the Position
  • At least 5 years professional experience in national security, intelligence, and defense.
  • Documented experience in program delivery, leadership, and organizational development.
  • At least 5 years experience with the international intelligence community.
  • Master's Degree minimum.
  • Ability to establish and lead organizations applying the skills and experience of specialist organizations and individuals.
  • A thorough understanding of international relations.
  • Teaching experience.

Position Specifics

This is an academic year appointment with the possibility of summer assignment. The teaching expectation will be a minimum of one class per semester with remote hybrid delivery options available. Primary reporting will be to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and to the Provost and Senior Vice President.

The University

Dakota State University (DSU) is located in Madison, S.D. Founded in 1881, DSU offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs through its colleges of arts and sciences, business and information systems, computer and cyber sciences, and education. DSU has a special focus on the development, application, implications, and impacts of computing, information technologies and cyber security in all areas of human endeavor. DSU has received multiple Center of Academic Excellence designations in education, research and regional resource development from the U.S. National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DSU is home to the Madison Cyber Labs (MadLabs®), a cyber R&D hub with labs and institutes that explore and advance technology application, workforce development, business expansion, economic growth, and policy improvement across multiple disciplines and fields.


This position will remain open until filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names with contact information for three professional references to No hard copy applications will be accepted. Nominations for the position and questions concerning the job requirements or hiring process should be directed to: Dr. David Kenley, Search Committee Chair for the Professor of Practice at

Posting Date 08/05/2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes First Consideration Date Advertised Salary $60,000.00 Duration of the Term 9 months If Other, describe duration Appointment Percent 100% Tenure Status Proposed Rank Work Hours Typical Hours Worked Per Week Appointment Type Regular Scope of Search External (includes Internal) If internal, define scope of search Department Description and Cultural Expectations

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

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