University at Albany

Job Title

Assistant Professor, Informatics/Cybersecurity


The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity


Opening Date: 09/01/2021
Closing Date:  12/31/2021

Job Description

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany is seeking applicants for multiple assistant professor faculty positions in the growing field of Informatics and Cybersecurity. Candidates’ focus within these fields is open, but may include: IUX, HCI, cybersecurity, data analytics, software engineering, networking, game design and development, and web science. 

CEHC has a goal of creating a dedicated team of educators and researchers capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within Informatics. The rank is assistant professor.

A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until this position is filled. The expected start date is September 1, 2022.

Job Duties

Candidates should be able to take an integrative approach in working with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the college. Candidates should be committed to pursuing challenging, real-world applications of technology in various contexts, such as business, healthcare, energy & sustainability, cybersecurity, and government.


Required Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful tenure track candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or be minimally ABD) from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in informatics, information science, data science, computer science, engineering, or an allied or related field by the start of the appointment.
  • The College is open to researchers employing a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively utilize mixed qualitative/quantitative approaches and can contribute to CEHC's Informatics and Information Science BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs at all levels.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds are essential. 
  • The applicant must be able to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor. 
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
  • Willingness to deliver all modes of teaching, including in-person and online

Preferred Qualifications 

  • While not necessary for candidates, the following skills and experience will be viewed positively by the Search Committee:
    • Familiarity with the principles and operation of informatics methods, tools, and processes such as those used for data-mining, social network analysis, data visualization, programming, human-computer interaction, information architecture, web analytics, information security and assurance, vulnerability analysis, cyber threats, and intelligence, machine learning, statistics, modeling and simulation, and other emerging technologies.
    • The ability to teach and develop classes in the subfields of informatics listed above and other related social science classes.
    • Prior experience in more than one of the subfields of informatics listed above.
    • Interest /prior research in the intersection of informatics, AI, and cybersecurity.
    • A demonstrated ability to obtain external funding.
    • Experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort is also desired.

Supplementation Information

The University at Albany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education, and has longstanding partnerships with key security agencies across the State and the nation.

The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise. Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provide an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held in these organizations and agencies.

In addition, the University at Albany takes pride in being a very diverse R1 University, and is committed to diversity in its teaching/learning and research endeavors.

The mission of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is to make a difference in the world by providing high-quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting the operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology, and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century.

As the first college of its kind in the nation, the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is growing rapidly as it has recently established both undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity in addition to the already established Informatics and Information Science programs. One of the Hallmarks of the College is the crosscutting nature of the education and research efforts across the fields contained. The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to seeing the College become a global leader in education and research in these fields and are providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. Like the University, the College is committed to increased diversity in all its activities. The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following documents:
  • CV
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications.
  • Writing sample or publication
  • Brief (<2 pages) research statement describing research interests and how the tenure track candidate's research agenda fits in with the interdisciplinary nature of CEHC and the substantive foci described above.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (ex. syllabi, student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD) 
  • Contact information for three references

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