Assistant Professor in Computer Science of Cybersecurity

The University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, TX

ID: 7114867
Posted: October 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls 24,000 students - 84% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation in their families to attend college.

The city's border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

The Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.

El Paso's active arts and culture community feature the state's longest-running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field, and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. A baseball stadium, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

UTEP's CS department is in the College of Engineering, along with six other academic departments. The department places great emphasis on students' professional development and advancements through faculty mentoring and their involvement in research at the early stages of their education. Our graduates are heavily recruited by leading companies and government agencies. The College of Engineering offers students interdisciplinary and industry training opportunities, study abroad programs, and other professional development opportunities. The college is consistently ranked among the top schools in the U.S. in awarding Bachelor's degrees to Hispanics.

The CS undergraduate program has been accredited by ABET's Computing Accreditation Commission since 1986. The CS faculty has an internationally distinguished record of research and national leadership in professional organizations with one of the highest research expenditures at the University. The department currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and four professors of practice. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Data and Information Sciences. The undergraduate program offers concentrations in software engineering, secure cyber-systems, and data analytics. In addition, the M.S. in Software Engineering offers a concentration in secure cyber-systems. The department participates in interdisciplinary programs including Computational Science, Smart Cities, Data Science, and Bioinformatics. The student population has been growing steadily over the last ten years, with the department currently serving more than 1350 students. UTEP is an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense, and it leads the NSF-funded INCLUDES Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), a national network of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and organizations from the public and private sectors committed to Hispanic and female student recruitment, retention, and advancement in computing.

Job Description:
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Computer Science (CS) starting in fall 2023. The position is open to candidates from all areas of CS, with preference given to those candidates with research and teaching focus in the area of Cybersecurity. Successful candidates must have a record of high-quality scholarship and demonstrate the potential for excellence in both research and teaching. UTEP incorporates Inclusive Excellence in its operations and efforts to provide access to an exceptional education for all students. The University and the CS department greatly value diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). The new hire must demonstrate a genuine commitment to DEIA. A record of engaging with interdisciplinary research and/or work experience in industry/government is a plus.

Candidates must hold a doctorate degree in CS or a closely related field by the time they start and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching commensurate to their experience. All candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, the potential to establish an externally-funded research program, and the motivation to support the student-oriented culture and commitment to DEIA of the department and UTEP.