Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, Howard R Hughes College of Engineering [R0133071]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Computer Science Department

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Computer Science Department

Howard R Hughes College of Engineering

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity, Computer Science Department, Howard R Hughes College of Engineering [R0133071].


The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity commencing Fall 2023. The areas include but not limited to application security, cloud security, digital forensics, web security, identity and access management, and AI/ML-based methods. CS department is home to the UNLV’s National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE – CD) designated by National Security Agency (NSA). Applicants must demonstrate superior research and scholarship potential as well as excellent teaching ability. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain extramurally funded research projects, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor graduate students, contribute to professional and university services, and participate broadly in the computer science curriculum.


The Department of Computer Science is one of the fastest growing departments at UNLV. Comprising just under half of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering total enrollment, the department’s focus is on providing a well-rounded education with a solid basis in the fundamentals of computer science. Our students and alumni are well-represented in the field, with many taking on employment locally and nationally.


This position requires a PhD in Computer Science from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). All But Dissertation Status (ABDs) may be considered but credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

The successful candidate will have a strong research program in Cybersecurity, as evidenced by publications in premier journals and conferences and/or a successful history of receiving/submitting grants.

For more information, please visit

For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or