Assistant Professor Position in Applied Cryptography


  • Professional
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Expires on: December 31, 2022

University of Georgia
School of Computing

Assistant Professor Position in Applied Cryptography

The School of Computing at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2023. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field at the time of appointment. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong research background/record in Applied Cryptograph and show a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. We especially seek candidates specializing in Computing and Learning over Encrypted Data, but we welcome applications addressing all facets of Applied Cryptography from qualified candidates.

The University of Georgia (UGA) is making significant investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to address some of society’s most urgent challenges. To this end, UGA has established the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and AI, which aims to recruit 50 new faculty members over two years who will educate students and advance research in Data Science and AI, including both foundational research and applied research in cross-cutting areas such as cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, resilient communities, and the environment.

Within UGA’s broad initiative, the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy, has established a cluster hire initiative on Secure AI Systems that can support a variety of sensitive applications, including secure, privacy-preserving, and efficient learning for biomedical and biological applications. This cluster hire initiative aims to hire four new faculty members over two years in the following areas of research: Computer Vision, High-Performance AI Systems, Cryptography (in the Department of Mathematics), and Applied Cryptography with applications to Machine Learning systems and algorithms (this position).

The School of Computing (SoC) is a growing and congenial school of 34 faculty within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering. The SoC has nearly 1,500 undergraduate students, and 235 graduate students, and offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science, B.S. and MS degrees in Data Science, and an M.S. degree in Cybersecurity and Privacy. The teaching load allows for substantial concentration on research. In addition to the areas in which we are recruiting, our faculty cover a broad range of research interests, including algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, brain imaging and mapping, computer security, computational science and high-performance computing, computer vision, data privacy, distributed and real-time systems, machine learning, parallel and distributed computing, robotics, simulation, and semantic web. Please see https://computing.uga.edu/ for more information about the SoC and the university.

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu). UGA is currently ranked among the top 16 public universities in U.S. News & World Report.

The SoC and UGA are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disability are encouraged to apply. UGA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

To apply, please go to https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/279983 and upload the following:

1)      Cover letter

2)      Curriculum vitae

3)      Statement of research interests

4)      Statement of teaching philosophy

5)      A statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced by scholarship, teaching, and/or service endeavors as well as the creation of an equitable and inclusive professional environment.

6)      Provide names and emails for three references as part of the application.

All applications received by December 01, 2022, will receive full consideration.