Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybersecurity

  • West Virginia University, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
  • Statler College, Evansdale Drive, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

STATLER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MINERAL RESOURCES

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN CYBERSECURITY

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of cybersecurity. The appointment shall be in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are not limited to network security, hardware security, secure computing and operating systems, critical infrastructure security, malware detection, digital forensics, security of IoT and cyber-physical systems, and secure software.  

Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment. The successful candidates must demonstrate the ability or potential to (1) develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized and competitive externally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, as well as the private sector, (3) teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) perform professional service activities. A notable record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities, effective communication skills, and evidence of potential to attract competitive research funding are required for this position. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive and family-friendly community with a regional population of about 137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. It lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov and http://www.wvu.edu.

The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering has significant research and teaching activities in the area of cybersecurity.  WVU is designated by the NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education. In 2018, the Lane Department launched a new undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and offers both undergraduate and graduate areas of emphasis in Cybersecurity.   Significant resources are available to attract top-notch students into the program.  For instance, a recent grant from the National Science Foundation has created 120 annual scholarships over five years for undergraduates studying cybersecurity.  

To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two page research statement, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional refer­ences. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019. For further information, please contact Dr. Matthew Valenti, Interim Chair of the Lane Department, by telephone (304-293-9139) or e-mail (mvalenti@wvu.edu), or visit our website at https://www.statler.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees), and facilitating suitable work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners of its faculty members in job search and the transition of their own careers.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment. The successful candidates must demonstrate the ability or potential to (1) develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized and competitive externally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, as well as the private sector, (3) teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) perform professional service activities. A notable record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities, effective communication skills, and evidence of potential to attract competitive research funding are required for this position. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.

Application Details

To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two page research statement, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional refer­ences. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019. For further information, please contact Dr. Matthew Valenti, Interim Chair of the Lane Department, by telephone (304-293-9139) or e-mail (mvalenti@wvu.edu), or visit our website at https://www.statler.wvu.edu/.

 

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Application Deadline

Open until filled. Application reviews begin November 11, 2019.