Assistant Professor or Associate Professor – Cybersecurity

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Brief Summary of Work for this Position
The Department of Computer Science within the College of Science and Engineering at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Cybersecurity to begin August 2024.

Duties include teaching in the undergraduate cybersecurity program and the undergraduate and graduate computer science programs, maintaining an active research program, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Below are samples of courses that could be taught.
Malware Analysis, Hardware Security, Reverse Engineering, Computer and Mobile Forensics, Secure Programming Foundations, Cyber Operations, Computer Security, Cryptography and Data Security, Systems Security, Computer Networks, Introduction to Cryptography, Advanced Cryptography, Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity, and Applied Software Security.

The development of more cybersecurity courses is also encouraged.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. or equivalent research-focused doctoral degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related area with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to the discipline required.

Candidates applying for the Associate rank must have the Associate rank at their current institution.

Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree will be considered if the expected Doctorate completion date is on or before August 1, 2024.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications:

  • Research with emphasis in cybersecurity, computer security, network security, systems security, hardware security, software security, offensive cyber operations, reverse engineering, usable security and privacy, cryptography, or related areas.
  • Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience or a demonstrated willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research, or service activities.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Department of Computer Science offers the following degree programs:

  • a B.S. in computer science
  • an interdisciplinary B.S. in cybersecurity
  • an interdisciplinary B.S. in intelligent systems engineering
  • an interdisciplinary B.S in information technology
  • an interdisciplinary B.A. in digital arts
  • an interdisciplinary M.S. in computer science and information systems
  • an interdisciplinary M.S. in data science.

The Computer Science Department currently has twenty-two full-time faculty members (http://uncw.edu/csc).

College/School Information
The College of Science and Engineering offers a variety of programs leading to Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, as well as Doctor of Philosophy degrees in applied coastal and ocean sciences; pharmaceutical chemistry; integrative, comparative, and marine biology; and psychology degrees. The college also offers combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs in information technology/computer science and information systems, computer science/computer science and information systems, and B.S. in mathematics/M.S. in mathematics. To implement its academic programs, the college provides instruction and research opportunities in the natural and behavioral sciences, information technology, data science, computer science, mathematics, pre-engineering, and engineering. The eight academic departments in the college provide courses of study in each of these areas, in addition to interdepartmental programs in information technology, cybersecurity, and digital arts. A 2+2 in engineering; and 3+2 programs in computer science and electrical or computer engineering; and physics and electrical engineering, are also offered in the college. Post-baccalaureate certificate programs in environmental studies, applied statistics, and geographic information science are also available.

CSE students work with distinguished faculty and scientists, use cutting edge technology, and conduct impactful research. Faculty-directed research projects empower CSE students to apply what they learn inside the classroom and laboratory to real-world situations and prepares them for a variety of careers or advanced study.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Please apply online at https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/30137

Special Notes to Applicants
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on 1/2/2024, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/  and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

  • Cover Letter – specify if you are applying for the Assistant or Associate rank in the cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy – Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Research Summary – Summary of Research Plans
  • List of 3 Professional references
  • If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.

Please note that a minimum of three references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process.

Letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements and will be rejected.

For questions about the position, contact the Search Chair, Dr. Sridhar Narayan at narayans@uncw.edu

For questions about the online application process, contact Mrs. Holly Busick at busickh@uncw.edu

EEO Statement
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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