Assistant or Associate Professor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506
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MULTIPLE HIRES IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND CYBERSECURITY

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of computer engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity. The appointment shall be in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are not limited to cybersecurity, software engineering, networking, computer systems and architecture, theory of computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and biometric identification.  

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive and family-friendly community with a regional population of about 137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. It lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov and http://www.wvu.edu

The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departments with over 4,200 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering has significant research and teaching activities in the areas of cybersecurity, computer vision, machine learning, and biometric identification.  Moreover, through its collaboration with WVU’s comprehensive Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Department conducts cutting-edge work in the fields of neuroscience and digital health. WVU is designated by the NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education. WVU is the founding site in the multi-university Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) with many center-funded opportunities for new faculty working in biometrics, machine learning, and computer vision.  In 2018, the Lane Department launched a new undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and offers both undergraduate and graduate areas of emphasis in Cybersecurity.   Significant resources are available to attract top-notch students into the program.  For instance, a recent grant from the National Science Foundation has created 120 annual scholarships over five years for undergraduates studying cybersecurity.   The Department also offers a graduate area of emphasis in Computational Data Science.  The Department is home to a master’s in Software Engineering program that is fully online and highly ranked.

To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter that indicates the candidates specialty area of interest, a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional refer­ences. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For further information, please contact Dr. Matthew Valenti, Chair of the Lane Department, by telephone (304-293-9139) or e-mail (mvalenti@wvu.edu), or visit our website at https://lcsee.statler.wvu.edu

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  The University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received the ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.  

WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees), and facilitating suitable work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners of its faculty members in job search and the transition of their own careers. 

Requirements

Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment. The successful candidates must demonstrate the ability or potential to (1) develop and sustain an independent, internationally recognized and competitive externally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, as well as the private sector, (3) teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) perform professional service activities. A notable record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities, effective communication skills, and evidence of potential to attract competitive research funding are required for this position. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.

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