Professor and Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity
Job Title: Professor and Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity
Job ID: 2019098
Location: Storrs Campus
The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for the Synchrony-Financial Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity, a tenure-track faculty position at the associate or full professor level. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2019. This position seeks to advance education and research in Computer Science with a particular emphasis in Cybersecurity or related specialties.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/), the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments, and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a position in Cryptography, Computer Security and Security Engineering.
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering harbors a rich environment of instruction and research, offering three rigorous degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in the computing sciences and a world-class research enterprise. Additional information about the department can be found at http://www.cse.uconn.edu/.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally-recognized and externally-funded research program in at least one established or emerging cybersecurity field. The position offers the successful candidate the Synchrony Financial Chair for Cybersecurity, an endowed chair in cybersecurity. The individual appointed to the Chair will be a nationally or internationally recognized researcher, scholar, and teacher, and will have made significant contributions to security fields.
The successful candidate must also share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. It is the expectation that the candidate will broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field by the time of appointment; an established record of research in computing sciences with a specialty in Cybersecurity or closely related field; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to graduate education. Candidates for full professor must have an established record of leadership excellence. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Preferred candidates will possess an outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions in cryptography or security domains; expertise in several areas of Computer Science or Computer Engineering; an established record of excellence in teaching; the ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences, and a record of public engagement.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). The candidate is expected to begin work on August 23, 2019. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.
Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and scholarship statement; teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and sample articles or books. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers (five for Full Professor candidates) to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019098)
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.