Department of Computer Science, University of Wyoming

Position ID:Wyoming-CS-AP [#10169]
Position Title: Two Tenure-Track Cybersecurity Assistant Professor Positions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Laramie, Wyoming 82071, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science / Cryptography, Data Science, Security, Security and Privacy
Starting Date:2018/08/22
Appl Deadline:2017/12/10 finished (2017/10/12, finished 2018/09/23)
Position Description:    

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The Computer Science Department ( at the University of Wyoming seeks applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions to start in August 2018. We are seeking to build in the cybersecurity area and are especially interested in blockchain technology, network security, anomaly detection, (differential) privacy, and cryptography. Exceptional candidates in all areas of cybersecurity and data science, and those seeking more advanced ranks are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking individuals that will perform exciting, game-changing research. To enable new faculty to build their research labs, we offer generous startup packages, funding for multiple Ph.D. students, access to world-class supercomputing resources, and reduced teaching loads for pre-tenure faculty.

These positions are part of a university-wide Data Science initiative which includes eight new positions across the university this year, with cybersecurity playing a crucial role. Cybersecurity has been declared a priority area by the Governor of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Computer Science Department. This effort has the highest levels of support up through the University of Wyoming administration and Wyoming state government.

By the time new hires start, our department expects to be designated as an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity hires will be instrumental in building a strong research program within the new Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) Center and Lab.

Candidates must have completed (or expect to complete by August 2018) a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area. Expectations for new faculty include: establishing a vibrant, externally funded research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, and service to the department and/or college. Applicants should exhibit evidence for excellent research by a record of publications in high-quality venues.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and brief statements of research and teaching interests. Additionally, they should identify one or two top publications and arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted. To ensure full consideration applications should be completed by December 10, 2017, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Computer Science Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. Undergraduate programs are ABET accredited and include concentrations and certificates in Big Data, Cybersecurity, and Machine Learning.

The University of Wyoming is closely affiliated with the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) located 40 miles east of the University. The Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) at the University of Wyoming houses and supports a state of the art computing cluster. Startup packages will include additions to the existing cluster or to the CEDAR Lab, as appropriate. Faculty at UW have tremendous computing resources at their disposal to conduct groundbreaking science.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, WY, a lovely, small college town (population 30,000). Laramie is situated on the high plains at the base of the Rockies. National and state parks, including the Medicine Bow National Forest, are nearby (closest: 30 minute drive) and they provide quick access to all the outdoor activities the Rocky Mountain west is known for. Denver International airport offers daily flights to and from the Laramie airport.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see We strongly encourage applications from women and other groups underrepresented in computer science.

The University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071

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