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Tenure-track faculty position in cybersecurity at open rank

University of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina
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College of Engineering and Computing – Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Faculty Position in Cybersecurity


The University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at open rank in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering ( starting Fall 2018. The department will consider exceptional candidates in any cybersecurity areas, but is particularly interested in candidates whose primary research expertise is in trustworthy embedded systems; secure wireless networks; safety, security, & reliability of cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely-related field, and a demonstrated record of research accomplishments in the area of cybersecurity. Prior teaching experience is preferable, but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop internationally-recognized, externally-funded research programs that complement existing strengths in the College and University, and to participate in college-wide, cross-cutting projects. For details on these initiatives, please visit:

USC is designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education and Research. Cybersecurity education and research activities are centered in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing. The Department aims to build and expand on its ongoing initiatives to develop a strong, federally-funded cybersecurity research center. Applicants with existing or pending projects funded by NSA, DHS, or other federal agencies are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers B.S. degrees in Computer Science, in Computer Information Systems, and in Computer Engineering; M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering; M.S. degrees in Software Engineering and in Information Security; and a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Studies. The Department has 23 full-time faculty members (11 of whom are NSF CAREER Award recipients), an undergraduate enrollment of 921 students, and a graduate enrollment of 168 students.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Expected start date is August 16, 2018. Interested applicants will apply online at with: (1) a letter of intent, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a concise description of research plans, (4) a teaching plan, and (5) names & contact information of 3-5 references.

Questions may be directed to:

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. John Rose, Professor and Faculty Search Committee Chair             

(803) 777-2405


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetics, sexual orientation or veteran status. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.