Research Associate-Fixed Term at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 915430

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science

Department: Criminal Justice 10038206

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

The candidate must demonstrate expertise in the area(s) of cybercrime and cybersecurity, particularly as it relates to computer hacking, malware, phishing, data breaches, and related forms of cybercrime-as-service efforts. The applicant will aid in the development and analysis of data to map the various economies of the cybercrime underground operating on both the open and dark web. The project builds upon prior externally funded research and will be leveraged to identify additional funding to support future projects. The candidate should have an understanding of cybersecurity and common cybercrime threats. Qualitative or quantitative skills are welcomed, as this postdoc will focus on developing research products for academic and practitioner use. The position also includes teaching two courses per academic year in cybercrime and cybersecurity, with the potential for training, outreach, and engagement activities with local and national stakeholder groups.

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal up to an additional year, contingent on performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -criminology or criminal justice or related field

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. in criminology or criminal justice, or in a relevant social science field, such as economics, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, or social work is required. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. prior to the position start date and must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 1, 2024. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Thomas Holt (

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 4, 2024 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: Jan 4, 2026 Eastern Standard Time

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