Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
Tenure-Track Position in Cyber Security and Information Assurance
The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (LCSEE) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in cyber security and information assurance. The position is open at the assistant or associate professor level. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to applications, systems, and network security; wireless and mobile security; digital forensics; secure programming; and software and information assurance. An earned Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related discipline is required. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous extramurally funded research program, build effective collaborations, and demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. The rank of initial appointment will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
West Virginia University ( www.wvu.edu ) is a comprehensive land grant research institution enrolling 30,000 students in 113 degrees programs, including engineering and health sciences. WVU has a Carnegie classification of Research - High. The Lane Department ( www.csee.wvu.edu ) has 35 tenure-track faculty members, 350 undergraduate students, and 250 graduate students. It offers BS degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Biometric Systems; MS degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Electrical Engineering; and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. It also offers Graduate Certificates in Computer Forensics, Biometrics and Information Assurance, and Software Engineering. In addition, WVU is recognized by the NSA/DHS as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, as well as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The Department conducts approximately $6 million annually in externally sponsored research, with major research activities in the areas of biometric identification, nanotechnology, power systems, software and systems engineering, and wireless networks. Strong opportunities exist for building collaborative partnerships with nearby federal research facilities, including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, FBI, and NASA.
To apply for this position, interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three technical references (as a single PDF document) to: CEMR-LCSEE-Search@mail.wvu.edu . Please include "Cyber security" as a subject line. Applications will be processed until the position is filled but those received by January 10, 2012 will receive full consideration. For further information, contact Dr. Katerina Goseva-Popstojanova, Search Chair, at email@example.com (queries only).
West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. West Virginia University is the Recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for Gender Equity. Applications are strongly encouraged from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Dual career co uples are also encouraged to apply.
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