Associate or Full Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy

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Position Details

Position Number 37317
Class Title Associate or Full Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) recently established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research in key areas. In support of this effort, we are recruiting a lead for the cluster on cyber security and privacy. This position has a start date of August 8, 2018 or earlier. The position will carry a rank of associate or full professor, commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience and record. The lead is expected to have credentials and qualifications similar to those expected of a tenured associate or full professor. 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.

This will be an interdisciplinary position that will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and a chosen tenure home department, as well as a possible 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 ideal candidate will have a strong background in cyber security and privacy and outstanding research credentials and research impact, as reflected in a sustained record of high quality publications and external funding. All relevant technical areas will be considered including: network security, cryptography, blockchains, hardware security, trusted computing bases, cloud computing, human factors, anomaly detection, forensics, privacy, and software security, as well as applications of security and privacy to areas such as IoT, cyber-physical systems, finance, and insider threats. A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines, is a strongly preferred qualification. A record of demonstrated leadership is highly desired, as we are looking for a leader to bring together all of the current campus efforts in cyber security and privacy. This includes three cluster members already hired, as well as a pending hire for the 2017-18 academic year that will constitute the cluster’s core expertise in this area. The cluster includes current UCF faculty members from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Statistics, the Institute for Simulation and Training, and affiliated members from several other departments.

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. UCF 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 and the College of Engineering and Computer Science at

Position Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the cluster, and a record of high impact research related to cyber security and privacy demonstrated by a strong scholarly publication record and a significant amount of sustained funding.


A record of demonstrated leadership and a history of working with multidisciplinary teams are highly desired.

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

Candidates must apply online at and upload the following materials at the time of application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter, candidates should address their background in cyber security and privacy, and identify the department for their potential tenure home and any 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.

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 701081
Job Open Date 06/16/2017
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. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
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