Associate/Full Professor: Cybersecurity

San Diego State University
Cybersecurity Center for Academic Excellence

Associate/ Full Tenure-Track Professor Position and Founding Director
SDSU Cybersecurity Center for Academic Excellence

San Diego State University ( seeks to fill a Founding Director position for the San Diego State University Cybersecurity Center for Academic Excellence (SDSUCCAE) to begin August 2023. The research Center will become a platform to conduct research on a variety of cybersecurity topics such as offensive & defensive cyber operations, secure mobile computing, secure software design & development, digital privacy, network & IoT security, supply chain security, security of hardware engineering, and homeland security. The Center will also support cybersecurity workforce development to meet the industry and government demands.

This Associate/Full Professor tenure-track faculty position will be housed in the appropriate academic department (e.g. MIS, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, etc.). Candidates should indicate in their application cover letter the department at SDSU that they believe is best suited for their academic training and expertise. Academic home determination for college department affiliation will depend on candidate academic training, fit with potential college departments and college dean approval. The selected candidate will be responsible for building an interdisciplinary research program from existing faculty expertise in SDSU departments and programs to develop a robust and resilient, externally funded research program that also delivers leading-edge workforce development opportunities for students in Southern California. SDSUCCAE is positioned at the dynamic epicenter of applied research in cybersecurity coupled with creating new formal degree offerings. The Founding Director will articulate the vision for the Center and help hire an Executive Director, and assist in recruiting the first cohort of faculty cluster hires that the campus is making in this emergent field.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related disciplines in the application of cybersecurity across a spectrum of applications and workforce development required. Additional academic qualifications or a degree in data science are a plus.

Applications received by March 1, 2023 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must apply via Interfolio at Questions related to this search may be addressed to

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