University at Albany

Job Title

Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity 




Opening Date: 12/15/2022
Closing Date:  03/15/2023

Job Description

The Cybersecurity Department in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany is seeking applicants at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure track position at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Candidates' research focus within both AI and cybersecurity is open, so long as it involves both topics.


Job Duties

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to research and teach in the new Cybersecurity department. They should be able to take an integrative approach in working with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the department and college. Candidates should show evidence of their commitment to pursuing challenging research problems in cybersecurity and AI. Research that impacts the real world in various contexts, such as business, healthcare, energy & sustainability, critical infrastructure, and government is preferred. CEHC has a goal of creating a dedicated team of researchers and educators capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within cybersecurity and allied disciplines.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Cybersecurity or a related field, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization by May 2023.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program.
  • A demonstrated potential for research in the field of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, as outlined above.
  • Applicants must address their plan and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated potential for seeking external funding for their research.
  • The department is open to researchers in a wide range of areas related to cybersecurity. Inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches are welcomed, especially those that can employ a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers who can contribute to the Cybersecurity departments and CEHC's educational programs at all levels.
  • Applicants must address their ability to work collaboratively with faculty and mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of research in the field of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying for and obtaining external funding.
  • Familiarity with the principles and operation of a variety of sub-areas of cybersecurity, and related disciplines in which cybersecurity is important as providing needed protections, collaboration, data sources, areas of critical economic or societal importance, providing underlying ethical underpinnings, etc.

Supplemental Information

CEHC and the Cybersecurity Department offer student learning opportunities in cybersecurity at all levels. At the undergraduate level, we offer a Cybersecurity B.S. degree, a minor in cybersecurity, and one in Machine Learning Informatics. At the graduate level, we offer an MSIS degree with a concentration in data analytics, and an MS in collaboration with the School of Business in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity.

The College also houses an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Information Science, including specializations in Data Analytics and Information Assurance. CEHC faculty, along with affiliated faculty from the School of Business, Rockefeller College, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and College of Arts and Sciences, support a program of about 40 doctoral students. In addition to their core courses, students select a primary and secondary specialization to demonstrate a breadth of understanding of the information fields.

Like the University, the College and the departments are committed to increased diversity in all its activities. Faculty and students are encouraged to engage with relevant communities in research and teaching, and the Department has a strong record of such engagement both locally and abroad. We wish to hire a colleague whose scholarship and teaching foster transformation toward a more just society and involves a meaningful partnership with community-based organizations. We value diverse lived experiences that inform research, teaching, and mentoring.

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Professor (10 months)

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How to Apply

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Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Available evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, student evaluations)
  • Contact information for three references

Note: After submitting your CV, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

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