Assistant Professor, Cyber Security & Privacy

Job Title
Assistant Professor, Cyber Security & Privacy
Job ID
Orlando,  FL 32816
Other Location

Job Description:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting a tenure-track assistant professor in the area(s) of Cyber Security and Privacy. This position will have an anticipated start date of August 8, 2020.

This interdisciplinary position will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and a chosen tenure home department and may include a combination of joint appointments. A strong advantage of this position is the ability of the candidate to choose a combination of units for their appointment. All relevant areas will be considered, such as (but not limited to) Mathematics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Psychology, Computer Science, Legal Studies, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Philosophy, Criminal Justice, and Political Science.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cyber security and privacy and be on an upward leadership trajectory in these areas. In particular, candidates that have a track record in security and privacy issues affecting software and systems in various platforms (cloud, IoT, cyber-physical) are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will also have research impact as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a well-funded research program. We are looking for a team player who can help bring together current campus efforts in cyber security and privacy. (See https://www.ucf.edu/faculty/cluster/cyber-security-and-privacy/ for a complete list of all the units involved to date.) Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided.

UCF has a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry, including large corporations such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Oracle, Apple, AMD, Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, etc. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the State of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF also has an accredited medical school. Orlando has one of the fastest growing and dynamic economies in the nation. In 2018, among major metropolitan areas, Orlando enjoyed the fifth largest increase in population. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world’s best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at http://www.ucf.edu/faculty.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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