Requisition Number: 5622BR
School/Department: Computing Security
College : Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Faculty Rank : Associate/Full Professor
Tenure Status: Tenured-Track
Anticipated Start Date: Aug 2021
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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) at RIT invites applications for an Endowed full-time tenured professor or associate professor position. We encourage candidates with significant track records in external funding and highly recognized research outputs with a focus in, but not limited to: usable security, applied cryptography, games and cybersecurity, software security, network and system security, and the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
RIT is making a major investment in cybersecurity, spurred by a recent gift of $20 million by alumnus Austin McChord and a $5 million investment by New York State. We just opened a new 50,000-sq. ft. building wing dedicated to the new Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), helping to further establish RIT as a leader in this field. Currently, we have 27 faculty members from across RIT working to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach. Please visit https://cybersecurity.rit.edu for more information about cybersecurity at RIT.
The successful candidate will be granted an endowed position with dedicated research funding and additional salary commensurate with the role they will play in leading major research initiatives in cybersecurity. The candidate may be hired into any department in RIT, and will be expected to collaborate across the university to advance research and education in cybersecurity and be a cornerstone in the growth of GCI.
Academic year start date is 8/11/2021. An earlier start date is negotiable.
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.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
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 www.rit.edu.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- PhD in computing or a related discipline by date of appointment.
- At least six years of experience as a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at a research-oriented university or equivalent experience as a researcher in industry.
- Recent scholarly dissemination record that demonstrates an exceptional ability to conduct and publish high-impact peer-reviewed research in cybersecurity, from the perspective of the candidate’s discipline of expertise. Scholarly dissemination includes presentations in academic conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals, or development of peer-reviewed software products or data sets.
- Outstanding record of establishing and running an independent, externally funded research program.
- Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a record of successful mentorship of junior researchers.
- Record of leadership and collaboration in research and an interest in working in a collaborative, collegial environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to contribute in meaningful ways to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 5622BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:
- Research statement
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
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