Assistant Professor

Old Dominion University
Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science in Cybersecurity

The Department of Computer Science at Old Dominion University is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in cybersecurity.  We are especially interested in those who are interdisciplinary, applying cybersecurity to other application domains, and those who apply AI, machine learning, and deep learning techniques in cybersecurity.  The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank with an anticipated start date of July 2023. At the time of appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science or related discipline.

Requirements are the potential for success in teaching, research, and obtaining external research grants. Consideration will also be given to candidates demonstrating a potential for collaboration with the current Computer Science faculty or for inter-disciplinary collaboration with other researchers at ODU.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 11 teaching faculty, and several adjunct faculty. The CS faculty has research grant support from agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, NEH, the Mellon Foundation, DoD, and DoE.  ODU Computer Science ranks in the top 25% in terms of R&D expenditures among Computer Science departments.

Current research areas span a wide range, with established strengths in high performance scientific computing, data science, bioinformatics, parallel mesh generation, real-time medical image computing, web science, mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, and large-scale video analytics (see for more information).  A vibrant graduate program enrolls 235 graduate students (70 Ph.D. and 165 M.S.) and the undergraduate program has more than 800 majors. Excellent collaborative research opportunities are available at ODU’s School of Cybersecurity, and at nearby NASA Langley Research Center, DoE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, National Institute of Aerospace, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Sentara Hospital with state-of-the-art operating room suite for image guided surgery, and the Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center.

Interested candidates should visit to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research activities and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for four references.  For additional information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Desh Ranjan, Search Committee Chair.

The review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until position is filled.