Instructional Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

ID: 7063306
Posted: January 30, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Detailed Job Description

The Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) at RIT invites applications for an Endowed full-time tenured professor or associate professor position. We encourage candidates with significant track records in external funding and highly recognized research outputs with a focus in, but not limited to: usable security, applied cryptography, games and cybersecurity, software security, network and system security, and the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

RIT is making a major investment in cybersecurity, spurred by a recent gift of $20 million by alumnus Austin McChord and a $5 million investment by New York State. We are building a new 50,000-sq. ft. building wing dedicated to the new Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) that will open in the fall of 2020, helping to further establish RIT as a leader in this field. Currently, we have 27 faculty members from across RIT working to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach. Please visit for more information about cybersecurity at RIT.

The successful candidate will be granted an endowed position with dedicated research funding and additional salary commensurate with the role they will play in leading major research initiatives in cybersecurity. The candidate may be hired into any department in RIT and will be expected to collaborate across the university to advance research and education in cybersecurity and be a cornerstone in the growth of GCI.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT's core values, honor code, and diversity.

Department/College Description

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with nearly 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world.

Required Minimum Qualifications

PhD in computing or a related discipline by date of appointment.
At least six years of experience as a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at a research-oriented university or equivalent experience as a researcher in industry.
Recent scholarly dissemination record that demonstrates an exceptional ability to conduct and publish high-impact peer-reviewed research in cybersecurity, from the perspective of the candidate’s discipline of expertise. Scholarly dissemination includes presentations in academic conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals, or development of peer-reviewed software products or data sets.
Outstanding record of establishing and running an independent, externally funded research program.
Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a record of successful mentorship of junior researchers.
Record of leadership and collaboration in research and an interest in working in a collaborative, collegial environment.
Demonstrated commitment to contribute in meaningful ways to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


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