Regular Faculty

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

ID: 7126402
Posted: February 23, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The Computer Science Department at the University of Idaho seeks multiple, tenure track professors commencing Fall 2023 to support the growth and development of our cybersecurity programs. Multiple faculty positions are being hired for the expansion of this program. We will consider candidates from any area of cybersecurity, with an earned PhD in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a closely related area, evidence of a cutting-edge, strong, externally funded interdisciplinary research program, and evidence of strong teaching capability.
Cybersecurity is a priority for the Computer Science Department, the University of Idaho, and the State of Idaho. In 1999 the University of Idaho was one of the first seven institutions in the country to be designated an Academic Center of Excellence for Cyber Defense education by the National Security Agency. We have continued to make cybersecurity an important feature of our academic and research programs. Building on this decades long track record in cybersecurity we have recently created several new degree programs in cybersecurity, which are growing rapidly. We are hiring faculty to support this and future growth.
The University of Idaho has a research center dedicated to cybersecurity research: the Center for Secure and Dependable Systems. Additionally, we have research centers dedicated to robotics: the Center for Intelligent Industrial Robotics (CI2R), data science: the Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Sciences, transportation: the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and modeling: the Institute for Modeling Complex Interactions. Significant interdisciplinary research collaborations and well-established working relationships, including joint appointments, exist with National Labs and regional industry.
The successful candidate will have an earned PhD in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a closely related area, have established a successful, collaborative research program, and evidence of strong teaching capability. Candidates are expected to maintain a successful, collaborative, externally funded research lab and to support the teaching mission of the department at all levels and provide service to the university community. Startup funding, research support, and a reduced teaching load will be extended to help the new appointee.
The University of Idaho is a land-grant research institution founded in 1889. It has a strong tradition of research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The CS department has expertise in cybersecurity, robotics, software engineering, embedded systems, ML, data science, programming languages and databases. This position will complement these existing strengths and leverage a large body of existing opportunities to collaborate across the University including our main (Moscow) and branch campuses (Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene).
We highly encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and/or females to apply for this position. The University of Idaho is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
Unit/Department Summary
The Computer Science Department is within the College of Engineering. We support the college and university’s mission to offer high-quality educational program and pursue cutting-edge research. The CS Department offers minors, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees, as well as several certificates. We engage in interdisciplinary research with faculty from across the University, as well as with local national labs, and industry.
Teaching & Advising 55%
Scholarship & Creative Activity 40%
Outreach & Extension 0%
University Service & Leadership 5%
Minimum Education/Degree Required Listed degree qualification is required at time of application.
Required Qualifications
PhD or comparable terminal degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
Excellent communication skills.
Teaching and research experience and expertise in one or more areas of cybersecurity.
Contributions to externally funded research lab
Experience analyzing and managing data.
Post-secondary instructional experience.
Experience mentoring and guiding graduate students and new researchers in a research program.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated success in research and publications and presentations in an appropriate field.
Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher
Demonstrated ability to perform interdisciplinary research
Demonstrated ability to perform collaborative research
Demonstrated ability to generate external funding