Computer Science - Assistant Professor in Data Science and Cybersecurity

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Computer Science at Old Dominion University is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in any one of the following areas: Data Science and Cybersecurity. Outstanding candidates in other areas of computer science will also be considered. The appointment is expected to be made at the Assistant Professor rank with an anticipated start date of July 2021. At the time of appointment, the candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science or related discipline.

Requirements are the potential for success in teaching, research, and obtaining external research grants. Consideration will also be given to candidates demonstrating a potential for collaboration with the current Computer Science faculty or for inter-disciplinary collaboration with other researchers at ODU. The Department of Computer Science currently has 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 9 teaching faculty, and several adjunct faculty. The faculty has research grant support from agencies such as NSF, NIH, NASA, NEH, the Mellon Foundation, DoD, and DoE. ODU Computer Science ranks in the top 25% in terms of R&D expenditures among Computer Science departments.

Current research areas span a wide range, with established strengths in high performance scientific computing, data science, bioinformatics, parallel mesh generation, real-time medical image computing, web science, mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, and large-scale video analytics (see for more information). A vibrant graduate program enrolls 150 graduate students (50 Ph.D. and 100 M.S.) and the undergraduate program has more than 800 majors. Excellent collaborative research opportunities are available at ODU’s Center for Cybersecurity Education & Research, and at nearby NASA Langley Research Center, DoE’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, National Institute of Aerospace, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Sentara Hospital with state-of-the-art operating room suite for image guided surgery, and the Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center.

ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Interested candidates should visit to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research activities and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for four references. For additional information regarding the positions, please contact to Dr. Michael Nelson, Computer Science Faculty Search Committee Chair. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until positions are filled.

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