Computer and Information Science Department, University of Oregon

Position ID:UO-Computer and Information Science Department-ORBC [#11617]
Position Title: Open Rank Professor of Computer and Information Science (Cybersecurity)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Cryptography, Security
Appl Deadline:2018/12/15 (posted 2018/08/10, listed until 2019/10/09)
Position Description:    

The University of Oregon’s Computer and Information Science Department invites applications for an Open Rank position in Cybersecurity (CS), to begin in fall 2019; appointment with tenure requires formal review. We seek candidates specializing in blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, applied cryptography, and cybersecurity. Competitive applicants will possess a significant track record of research excellence as appropriate to their seniority and be capable of outstanding teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in cybersecurity and privacy and provide complementary research expertise in this area.

This search is part of UO’s partnership in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, funded by a generous gift from Ripple (see https://around.uoregon.edu/content/ripple-partnership-puts-uo-elite-company-blockchain-research and http://fortune.com/2018/06/04/ripple-xrp-donate-university-blockchain-cryptocurrency/). The successful candidate will carry the title “Ripple Professor”, and will become a member of UO’s Center for Cyber Security and Privacy (https://ccsp.uoregon.edu/), adding a core competency in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and applied cryptography research to the multi-disciplinary cybersecurity and privacy research in the center. The recently-added High Performance Computing Research Core Facility – a supercomputing cluster with extensive computational and data storage capacity – is available to support research into this core direction, as is the XRP validator housed at UO.

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in cybersecurity, data science, high-performance computing, and networking and distributed systems. The department is looking to significantly grow its research and teaching portfolio in these areas to support the growing demand for students educated in these important areas. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.


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Further Info:
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Computer and Information Science
120 Deschutes Hall
1202 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1202

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