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Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Cybersecurity)

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Cybersecurity)School/Division:Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied ScienceOffice:Department of Computer ScienceFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description:The Department of Computer Science at Hofstra University ( invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2022. Strong candidates in all areas of computer science are welcome to apply. Faculty members are expected to be able to teach a range of courses. Preference will be given to candidates in the area of Cybersecurity.

The programs in the Computer Science Department are experiencing rapid growth, and the successful applicants will contribute to the further development of a top-tier undergraduate educational institution. The department offers BA, BS, and MS degrees in Computer Science, a BS in Computer Engineering, MS in Data Science and BS and MS degrees in Cybersecurity. The BS programs in Computer Engineering and Computer Science are accredited by ABET. Current faculty research interests include biometrics, cloud computing, cybersecurity and privacy, computer vision, cognitive neuroscience, computability, data mining, software engineering, and programming languages. The department has newly updated facilities with 6 labs, including a “big data” lab with 20 servers, a 64 CPU machine and 1PB storage.

The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply. Qualifications:Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in computer science or a closely related field by September 1, 2022. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.Tenure Track: YesApplication Instructions:Interested applicants should send:
•a cover letter indicating why Hofstra is a good fit,
•a curriculum vitae,
•a statement of teaching,
•a statement of current research interests and anticipated future research projects, and
•two sample publications
in a single PDF to the Search Committee Chairperson at: Also, please arrange to have three letters of academic reference sent to the same email address (include their names/email addresses in the cover letter).
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 09/10/2021Posting Number: 89712300


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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