West Virginia University
Lane Department of Computer Science
MULTIPLE HIRES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND CYBERSECURITY
The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of computer science, and cybersecurity. The appointment shall be in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are not limited to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, software engineering, and theoretical computer science.
West Virginia University is designated an R1 University (Highest Research Activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The Statler College is growing and currently has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 135 faculty members, with about $30M in annual external research expenditures. The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering has 33 faculty members and approximately 500 undergraduate and 160 graduate students. The successful candidate will greatly benefit from the resources offered by the Lane Department, Statler College, WVU Data Science Program, WVU Energy Institute, WVU Health Sciences Center (HSC), WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). The Lane Department conducts cutting-edge work in the fields of neuroscience and digital health. WVU is designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education. WVU is a member of the USCYBERCOM academic engagement network (AEN) and the AFRL Information Institute. WVU is the founding site in the multi-university Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) with many center-funded opportunities for new faculty working in biometrics, machine learning, and computer vision. In 2018, the Lane Department launched an undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and offers both undergraduate and graduate areas of emphasis in Cybersecurity. Significant resources are available to attract top-notch students into the program. For instance, a recent grant from the National Science Foundation has created 120 annual scholarships over five years for undergraduates studying cybersecurity. The Department also offers a graduate area of emphasis in Computational Data Science. The Department is home to a master’s in Software Engineering program that is fully online and highly ranked.
Morgantown lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov and http://www.wvu.edu
Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country with a close proximity to Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, DC. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration. WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment. The successful candidates must demonstrate the ability or potential to (1) develop and sustain an independent, internationally recognized and competitive externally-sponsored research program, (2) collaborate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across WVU campus, other academic and government institutions, as well as the private sector, (3) teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and (4) perform professional service activities within and outside the university. A notable record of peer-reviewed publications and other scholarly activities, effective communication skills, and evidence of potential to attract competitive research funding are required for this position. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.
To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter that indicates the candidates specialty area of interest, a curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references.
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has received the ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.