Assistant Professor, Computing Security (6587BR)

Requisition Number: 6587 BR

School/Department: Computing Security

College : Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Faculty Rank : Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Anticipated Start Date: August 10, 2022

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As part of a growing, strategic research focus in artificial intelligence, data science, and data analytics, the School of Information at RIT invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the assistant professor rank, for an appointment beginning fall 2022.

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in the general area of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. Some example subareas include (but are not limited to): deep learning, statistical learning, computer vision, data mining, knowledge representation, and human-in-the-loop AI. Outstanding applicants in other areas of artificial intelligence, data science, or data analytics will also be considered, especially those with collaboration potential with existing School of Information faculty.

Research Environment: RIT is home to the Center for Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence (, consisting of AI researchers conducting work in machine-learning and perception, human-centered AI, automation, and brain-inspired computing. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including: RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative (, Center for Cybersecurity (, Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE) | RIT), the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center (, and the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (CAIR) ( For instance, CAIR consists of 30 RIT faculty and students actively engaged in research in the fields of human-computer interaction and accessibility for people with disabilities, including researchers investigating AI-based technologies. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), with over 1,000 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students on the campus. In addition, RIT is a member institution of the iSchools Organization (

Applicants should possess a PhD degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science, or a related field by the start date of the appointment, and conduct high-quality, cutting-edge research that shapes the HCI or computing accessibility fields. Applicants should show strong commitment to undergraduate/graduate teaching, demonstrate the ability for innovative research and high-impact publications, and exhibit potential to pursue externally funded research.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the country’s first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the world’s leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game-changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.


The School of Information (the iSchool) is one of six administrative units within the College of Computing and Information Sciences; the School creates and applies knowledge in the field of information science, to bring together people, information, and technology. The iSchool oversees academic and curricula development for both undergraduate, and graduate students, pursuing degrees in three undergraduate BS programs, four graduate programs, and an advanced certificate program - including programs in computing and information technologies, human-computer interaction, data science and analytics, and web and mobile computing. The iSchool provides leadership, administrative, financial, and logistical support to more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students with 28 faculty and 7 staff in Rochester, and also provides support of the School’s degrees at RIT’s global campuses in Croatia, Kosovo, and UAE. The School is among the university leaders in terms of grant generation and publications, and faculty include winners of university awards for teaching and research, as well as professional leaders, including ACM SIG chairs. The School is also home to several labs and research centers, especially in the areas of human-computer interaction, accessibility, and data analytics. The School also plays a large research and delivery role in the university’s Computing for All efforts, to foster greater inclusion in computing and information sciences.


Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at


All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of:

Completion of a PhD in Computer Science, Informatics, Information Science, or a related field by the start date of the appointment

Demonstrated ability to publish research in top venues in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, or in fields representing applications of AI-based technologies

Ability to communicate effectively in English

Demonstrated ability or potential to teach effectively in higher education

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology search openings, then Keyword Search 6547BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

A brief teaching philosophy statement

A research statement

The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Contribution to Diversity Statement

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Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position has been filled.

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