Job ID: 171534

Full-time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering

University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Nov. 8, 2021
  • Full-time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Huntsville, AL
  • Aug. 1, 2022
  • Aug. 10, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in cybersecurity. Successful applicants will have earned a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering, cybersecurity, or closely related areas. Applicants should demonstrate (a) the potential for scholarly activities that are supported by externally funded contracts and grants in the areas such as modeling and simulation for cybersecurity, test and evaluation for cybersecurity, malware analysis, software reverse engineering, automated attack and defense methods, ethical hacking and software assurance, (b) a commitment to teach and mentor students in the area of cybersecurity and computer engineering, and © a desire for university and professional service. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with the UAH Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) and should be able to obtain a US security clearance.

The Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in electrical, computer and cybersecurity engineering, Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in electrical and computer engineering (shared with University of Alabama in Birmingham), interdisciplinary M.S. degrees in software engineering and cybersecurity. Our faculty is currently comprised of 18 tenure-track/tenured members and 3 full-time lecturers. Our student body includes approximately 750 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Our faculty’s research interests include electronic devices, applied electromagnetics and optics, signal and image processing, Internet-of-Things, computer systems, cybersecurity, and software engineering. The Department is engaged in a wide range of research activities currently funded by NSF, DOD, NASA, DOE, USDA, NSA, Redstone Arsenal, the State of Alabama, and several corporate sponsors.

The College of Engineering is comprised of five departments and has the largest enrollment of the university’s five academic colleges. The research focus in the college includes three of several National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenge problems – secure cyberspace; restore and improve urban infrastructure; and engineer tools of scientific discovery.

The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) is an interdisciplinary center that conducts applied cybersecurity research and development. The center actively collaborates with UAH faculty, staff, and students and employs 35 full-time research staff. CCRE conducts research for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, US Army, US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, US Navy and many corporations. Research strengths of CCRE include cyber physical system and industrial control system security, malware analysis, cyber-attack modeling and simulation, software assurance, cybersecurity education, intrusion detection, and cybersecurity test and evaluation. CCRE research expenditures exceeded $7M in 2020.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Higher Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Science, Education, Professional Studies and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research. Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville is designated as a Federal Center of Excellence and is home to multiple large federal government agencies, military commands, and centers from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. UAH faculty, staff, and students conduct research with Redstone Arsenal staff across many disciplines.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is the fall term, 2022. Attendance in new-faculty orientation sessions prior to the official starting date is required.

Application material (in a single file pdf format) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information (including name, address, email address and phone numbers) for at least three references, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests and a brief statement, not exceeding one page, on how you would contribute towards creating an inclusive environment, consistent with UAH’s core values should be sent to

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  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/females/ veterans/disabled. UAH mandates that all employees maintain compliance with current federal regulations. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

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  • Katherine Worsham
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    University of Alabama in Hunts
    301 Sparkman Dr
    Eng 272
    Huntsville, AL 35899
  • 2568243597

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