Tenure Track Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology

Tenure Track Faculty
Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences
GCCIS – Department of Cybersecurity

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline: Computer Security and Information Assurance, Information Security and Forensics, Machine Learning, Networking and Cyber Security, Networking, Security and Systems Administration
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2024

Detailed Job Description
The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Cybersecurity. We encourage strong candidates whose research is in any area of cybersecurity. It is a plus if the candidate has research experience and interests in security and privacy in health or healthcare.

RIT is making a major investment in cybersecurity, recently receiving a $20 million gift to support our cybersecurity programs, including building the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute (ESL GCI). ESL GCI brings together over 40 faculty from across the University to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach and to establish RIT as a leader in the field. Recently, we have attracted faculty with excellent research records, including multiple publications in venues like IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security, CCS, NDSS, and more. A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of ESL GCI, playing a critical role in advancing research and education in cybersecurity and collaborating across departments and colleges. Please visit https://cybersecurity.rit.edu for more information.

Department/College Description
The College: The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences prepares students to improve lives and change the world through computing; GCCIS is home to the departments of
Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college’s PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences is ranked 57th by CSRankings.org. The college has over 130 full‐time faculty and more than 4,200 undergraduate and 960 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (https://rit.edu/cybersecurity), RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative (https://pht.rit.edu), the Center for Human‐Aware Artificial Intelligence (https://rit.edu/chai), the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (https://cair.rit.edu), the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (https://rit.edu/castle/), the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center (https://magic.rit.edu), the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (https://ccrg.rit.edu/), the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (https://rit.edu/sustainabilityinstitute/).

The Department: The Department: In July 2012, the Department of Cybersecurity (formerly Computing Security) at RIT was established to address critical security challenges cutting across computing disciplines. The department currently has 17 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Cybersecurity, with current enrollment of 535 and 94 students, respectively. We also have a Ph.D. program which is administered within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. We are designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense – Research by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The department seeks to advance the cybersecurity discipline and to meet the rapidly growing need for cybersecurity professionals in the workforce. RIT’s cyber defense team is a perennial contender in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) and won the national championship in 2013. RIT is also home to the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC). The department engages in a wide range of research in topics such as Applied Cryptography, Cyberanalytics, Privacy, Network Security, Trusted Computing, Usable Security, Wireless Security, and Cybersecurity Pedagogy.

The University:
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a computing or related discipline by date of appointment.
  • Recent scholarly dissemination record that demonstrates exceptional potential in cybersecurity research from the perspective of the candidate’s discipline of expertise. Scholarly dissemination includes presentations in academic conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and/or development of peer-reviewed software products or data sets.
  • Demonstrated evidence of experience or potential to establish an independent, externally funded research program.
  • Commitment and potential to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to mentor master/doctoral students.
  • An interest in working in a collaborative, collegial department and among colleagues in the department, college, and institution.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8266

  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research statement
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution
  • List of three professional references

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: bmsvse@rit.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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