Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting a tenure-earning assistant professor for the Department of Computer Science in the area of Cyber Security and Privacy, with a joint appointment with the Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster. The anticipated start date for this position is August 8, 2020. This position will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and the Department of Computer Science and may include a combination of joint appointments. A strong advantage of this position is the ability of the candidate to choose a combination of units from the cluster for their appointment. Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this position.


The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Cyber Security & Privacy and be on an upward leadership trajectory in these areas. They will have research impact, as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a well-funded research program. We are looking for a team player who can help bring together current campus efforts in Cyber Security & Privacy. In particular, we are looking for someone who will work at the intersection of Cyber Security & Privacy and some of the following: Computer Architecture, Compiler/Code Generation, and System (Operating System, File System, Storage System, or Networked System). For a complete list of all the units involved to date, please see


UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 68,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando, FL. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world-renowned entertainment industry, including large corporations such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Oracle, Apple, AMD, Boeing, SpaceX, Blue Origin, to name a few. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the State of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF also has an accredited medical school.


Orlando has one of the fastest growing and dynamic economy in the nation. In 2018, among major metro areas, Orlando enjoyed the fifth largest increase in population. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world’s best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at


AA-College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Computer Science

Type of Appointment:


Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. or foreign degree equivalent, from an accredited institution in an appropriate discipline by the time of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

NOTE:  The university also has a separate vacancy with the multidisciplinary Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster which is open to all relevant disciplines (including, but not limited to Computer Science). Candidates who wish to be considered for both positions must also submit an application to the cluster position via the following link:


Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, No paper or emailed applications or materials will be considered.


In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application:

1)      a statement of your approach and experience, in the context of a faculty-student setting and as a colleague, to meet the needs of a diverse community,

2)      a cover letter*,

3)      curriculum vitae,

4)      teaching statement,

5)      research statement, and

6)      contact information for three professional references (include email addresses).


*Cover letter must address your background in Cyber Security and Privacy, how you will add to the expertise in the Department of Computer Science and the Cyber Security and Privacy cluster, and identify the department(s) for any potential joint appointments desired.


NOTE: Please have all application documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.


This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding this search can be directed to Yan Solihin, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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