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Assistant Professor-Computer and Information Science (Security Specializations)

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
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Faculty Position in Computer and Information Science


The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in September 2019. The department is particularly interested in candidates with research focus in the areas of network security, cloud security and cyber security. The college of engineering has growing expertise and a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in various aspects of cyber security and network security, including but not limited to security management, security protocols, cyber security operations, cloud security and privacy, network forensics, network defense and countermeasures, database security/auditing, and malware analysis. We expect the successful candidate to establish a strong independent research program while strengthening interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers across campus.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is located in the beautiful ocean side community of North Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, half-hour east of Providence, and half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world class education to more than 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students each year in over 40 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology. 

UMass Dartmouth has transformed the lives of 40,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. It is the only Massachusetts Tier 1 national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast.  

The College of Engineering is comprised of six departments: Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics. We offer 8 undergraduate degree programs with 5 concentrations, 11 graduate programs, and 6 accelerated BS-MS programs that serve more than 1,250 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. Our mission is to prepare graduates to meet 21st-century technological challenges and improve the well-being of society; create new knowledge in engineering, technology, and computer science; and engage and develop students to become leaders in their fields through service and scholarship.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; enhance curriculum; contribute to university and professional service, and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in computer science or a closely related field at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses in computer science, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly research.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have research experience in a computer science field and teaching experience in higher education. Postdoctoral research in an interdisciplinary setting is highly desirable. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, concise statements on teaching philosophy and research plans, and contact information for at least three professional references. Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.


Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


More information about the College of Engineering can be found here: http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/about.




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