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Assistant or Associate Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy

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Position Details

Position Number 30118
Class Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy
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 faculty in the broad area of cyber security and privacy and plan to hire one tenure-track assistant or associate professor for this cluster. This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2018.

This is an interdisciplinary position that will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and a chosen tenure home department, 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. (See for a complete list of all the units involved.) Both individual and interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position. The position will carry a rank commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience and record.

The ideal junior candidate will have a strong background in cyber security and 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. All relevant technical areas will be considered. We are looking for a team player who can help bring together current campus efforts in cyber security or privacy. In particular, we are looking for someone who will work at the intersection of several areas, such as: a) hardware and IoT security; b) explaining and predicting human behavior, creating policies, studying ethics, and ensuring privacy; c) cryptography and theory of security or privacy; or d) tools, methods, training, and evaluation of human behavior.

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 64,000 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. 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. 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, which was established in 2006, and is a neighbor to large corporations, such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and many others, all of which have a strong interest in cyber security and privacy. 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

Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D., terminal degree, or foreign degree equivalent from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the cluster at the time of appointment. The selected candidate must also have a record of high impact research related to cyber security and privacy, demonstrated by a strong scholarly and/or funding record.

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank in the tenure department.


A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines, is a strongly preferred qualification.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter candidates must address their background in cyber security and privacy, and identify the department or departments for their potential tenure home and the joint appointments they would desire.

NOTE: Please have all 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, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search can be directed to the search committee chair, Gary T. Leavens, at

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701098
Job Open Date 07/21/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area Faculty Cluster Initiative
Department FCI-Cyber-Security
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your desire tenure home(s)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please indicate the department(s), if any, in which you would like to have a joint appointment.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
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  3. Other Doc 3
  4. Other Doc 4
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