Auburn University Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Multiple Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity
The Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE), situated within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2018 or later. We seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level, however outstanding candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels will also be considered. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. Responsibilities include research, graduate student supervision, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service.
We are interested in candidates specializing in all areas related to security, such as AI/machine learning applications to security, blockchain, cryptocurrency, cyberidentity, cyberinfrastructure and critical infrastructure protection, digital forensics, reverse engineering, secure cloud, mobile systems, networks and operating systems,secure software engineering, and securing the Internet of Things. Those whose research expertise can connect with other disciplines of science and engineering will be given special consideration.
CSSE is home to the Auburn Cyber Research Center (http://cyber.auburn.edu), and is affiliated with the McCrary Institute for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Systems (http://mccrary.auburn.edu). The successful candidates will be associated with both of these organizations. The department currently has 21 full-time tenure-track faculty members and supports strong undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D., with a new M.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering projected to start in Fall 2018) programs. Student enrollment for Fall 2017 is 915 undergraduate and 169 graduate students. Faculty research areas include artificial intelligence, architecture, computational biology, computer science education, data science, energy-efficient systems, human-computer interaction, Internet of Things, learning science, machine learning, modeling and simulation, multi-agent systems, networks, security, software engineering and wireless engineering. Further information may be found at the Department's home page http://www.eng.auburn.edu/csse.
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A Ph.D. degree in computer science, software engineering or a closely related field must be completed by the start of appointment. Excellent communication skills are required.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research vision, teaching philosophy, and the names of three to five references at http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/2460. There is no application deadline. The application review process will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until successful candidates are identified. Selected candidates must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work legally in the United States at the time of appointment for the proposed term of employment.
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