Director of Center for Cyber Security


  • Professional
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Expires on: November 30, 2021

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is seeking candidates for a tenured faculty position who will assume the role of the Director of the Center for Cyber Security. Highly qualified candidates at both Associate Professor and Professor rank will be considered.

Candidates with expertise in all areas of cyber security are sought, with preference being given to those whose research lies in the areas of network security, software security, system security, fair and trustworthy machine learning, and cryptography. Candidates should have an excellent track record in conducting world-class scholarly research in cyber security, including success in competitive research funding. They should also have demonstrated an outstanding track record in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels and successful supervision of Ph.D. students. In addition, candidates must have an excellent track record in collaborations with not only academic peers but also partners from industries and governments. Further, candidates are expected to have demonstrated an outstanding track record in leadership for scholarly research.

The CS Department at UAB offers Ph.D., MS, BS, and BA programs. The Department has a strong research focus, and a strong commitment to teaching, service, and outreach.  The Department recently moved to a brand-new facility at University Hall, and one of the strategic goals is to grow the Ph.D., MS, and BS significantly over the next several years. Research funding is expanding significantly, and the Department plays a leadership role in the Center for Cyber Security. Collaborations with UAB’s medical enterprise are strong and growing, with many opportunities for faculty to participate in interdisciplinary work. For additional information about the Department, please visit: https://www.uab.edu/cas/computerscience/.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a comprehensive urban university with the nation’s third-largest public hospital, which has rapidly evolved into a world-renowned research university and health care center that ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity. UAB is a Carnegie Level 1 research university. It has been consistently ranked highly, including being named the 2018 and 2019 Top Young University in the U.S. (top 10 worldwide, Times Higher Education World University Rankings), America’s Best Large Employer (Forbes, 2021), and America’s No. 4 Best Employer for Diversity (Forbes 2021). UAB is Alabama’s single largest employer and an engine of revitalization for Birmingham. With a record enrollment of over 22,500 students, over 2,200 full-time faculty members, and a campus covering more than 100 city blocks, UAB is focused on the future of teaching, research, health care, and community service.  Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, noted for its vibrant music scene, fine dining, warm weather, excellent schools, and a culture embracing diversity within driving distance to Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.  A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field is required.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and scholarly achievements, a statement of future research plans, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Applications and all other materials should be submitted through UAB’s portal at People Admin: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9605.

Review of candidates will begin on January 10, 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.