Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Updated: 10 months ago
Location: Orlando, FLORIDA
Deadline: 19 Mar 2020

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting a tenure-earning assistant professor for the Department of Computer Science in the area of Cyber Security and Privacy, with a joint appointment with the Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster. The anticipated start date for this position is August 8, 2020. This position will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and the Department of Computer Science and may include a combination of joint appointments. A strong advantage of this position is the ability of the candidate to choose a combination of units from the cluster for their appointment. Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this position.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Cyber Security & Privacy and be on an upward leadership trajectory in these areas. They will have research impact, as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a well-funded research program. We are looking for a team player who can help bring together current campus efforts in Cyber Security & Privacy. In particular, we are looking for someone who will work at the intersection of Cyber Security & Privacy and some of the following: Computer Architecture, Compiler/Code Generation, and System (Operating System, File System, Storage System, or Networked System). For a complete list of all the units involved to date, please see

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando, FL. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry, including large corporations such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Oracle, Apple, AMD, Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, to name a few. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the State of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF also has an accredited medical school.

Orlando has one of the fastest growing and dynamic economy in the nation. In 2018, among major metro areas, Orlando enjoyed the fifth largest increase in population. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world’s best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at

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