Assistant Professor

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

 ABOUT THE POSITION: The Department of Computer Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023. A Ph.D. in computer science or a closely related area is required. Desired area of research is cybersecurity/cyber operations: Defensive Security and Intrusion Detection are of particular interest, although Offensive Security, Malware Analysis, and Reverse Engineering are also of interest. Candidates who have a secondary area of interest in data science, operating systems, modeling and simulation, or databases are desirable. Outstanding candidates in other areas will also be considered.

Candidates will be expected to seek funding from agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense or Department of Justice or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), due to UAH’s proximity to Redstone Arsenal.

Ideally, a candidate should have a background with one or more of these U.S. government agencies. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background and be able to secure and perform funded research in areas typical for publication in well-regarded academic conference and journal venues. In addition, the candidate should embrace the opportunity to provide undergraduate education. The department has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service; the candidate should have good communication skills, strong teaching potential, and research accomplishments. The Computer Science department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and contributes to interdisciplinary graduate degrees in cybersecurity and software engineering. Faculty research interests are varied and include cybersecurity, data science, mobile computing, visualization, graphics and game computing, AI, image processing, pattern recognition, software engineering, and distributed systems. The annual NSF Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey ranked UAH as #11 in federally-financed computer and information sciences research expenditures.


ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The UAH College of Science advances cutting-edge research and offers first-rate degree programs thanks to our distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Our location in Huntsville facilitates partnerships and collaborations with NASA, the US Army, NOAA, the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology, and the numerous high-tech companies located in Cummings Research Park, the second largest research park in the country. College of Science students enjoy the benefits of a research-intensive institution in a medium-sized university.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Very High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science.

ABOUT HUNTSVILLE: Huntsville (known as “Rocket City”) maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast, and is a culturally diverse community. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. U.S. News recently ranked Huntsville as the best place to live in 2022-2023 among the 150 most populous metro areas in the country. Huntsville offers a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: Interested parties must submit a detailed resume with references to or Chair, Search Committee, Dept. of Computer Science, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899. Qualified female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Initial review of applicants will begin as they are received and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

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