Faculty Position in Cybersecurity

The University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at open rank in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, starting Fall 2017. The department will consider exceptional candidates in any cybersecurity areas, but is particularly interested in candidates whose primary research expertise is in design and development of secure software architecture, development of secure and reliable applications, software vulnerability testing, or reverse engineering.

Eligible candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in computer science, software engineering, or a closely related field and a demonstrated record of research accomplishments in the area of cybersecurity. Prior teaching experience is preferable but not required.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop internationally recognized, externally funded research programs that complement existing strengths in the department. Applicants will also be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary projects. To serve the diverse student population of the university, all faculty members are expected to engage and mentor students from underrepresented groups.

Application review begins December 1st, 2016 and remains open until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send one complete PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise description of research and teaching plans, and names and contact information of three references to search@cse.sc.edu.

Founded in 1801 and one of the three public universities in South Carolina, the University of South Carolina (USC) is located in Columbia, the capital and technology center of South Carolina. USC is the flagship university of the state with a diverse student population of 33,772 students. USC is one of only 32 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement.

USC is designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education and Research. Cybersecurity education and research activities are centered in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Computer Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Studies. The Department has 21 full-time faculty members (10 of whom are NSF CAREER award recipients), an undergraduate enrollment of 872 students, a graduate enrollment of 175 students, and over $1.5 million in annual research expenditures.

The University of South Carolina is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.