Cyber Security TA Position for Spring 2018

Southern Illinois University



Cyber Security TA Position for Spring 2018

October 25, 2017, Dean Wang

College of Applied Sciences and Arts

TA Position Announcement


Location – Dean’s Office, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

% of Time - 50% (one position) or 25% (two positions)

Job Description -  The Teaching Assistant will help develop and teach a new course related to cyber security and cyber physical systems. Their primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare lab practice and lab assignment.
  • Supervise students working in classrooms and laboratories.
  • Keep appropriate office hours each week to help teach, research, and advise students. 
  • Directly oversee the safety, security, and accessibility of the Cyber Physical Systems Lab. 
  • Assist with the College Open House, RSO events, meetings, and other student-related events when necessary. 
  • Attend weekly research meetings and class sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the instructor/supervisor. 

Qualifications – The Teaching Assistant must (be):

  • Admitted to the Graduate School (without conditions)  at SIU Carbondale in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related area.
  • Demonstrate strong C/C++/Java programming skills.
  • Have fundamental knowledge in embedded systems and mobile devices appropriate to working on Cyber Physical Systems design and development. 
  • Prior experience in mobile computing and digital forensics is preferred.
  • Highly motivated, organized, patient and collaborative in helping students execute small and major programming projects. 
  • Demonstrate high motivation, good interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to strive in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication. 
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

Time Period of Position – Position is available beginning Jan 08, 2018May 13, 2018 (Spring)

How to Apply – To apply, please forward a complete application packet containing the following:

  • letter of intent
  • current resume
  • three references (names, addresses, contact email and phone number)

Forward to:

Ms. Cara Doerr
Teaching Assistant Search Committee
College of Applied Sciences and Arts
3rd Floor – ASA Building C-220 Simon Suite
Mail Code 6604
1365 Douglas Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901

Electronic applications may be submitted to

Deadline to Apply – November 13, 2017

Number of Positions – 1 (50% FTE) or 2 (25% FTE)