Assistant Professor in Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Detailed Job Description:


The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Computing Security. We encourage strong candidates whose research focuses are in, but not limited to, the following areas: security and privacy with applications in healthcare or the Internet of Things, usable security, and applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in computing security.


RIT is making a major investment in cybersecurity, having recently received a $20 million gift to support our cybersecurity programs, including building the Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI). GCI brings together over 27 faculty from across the Institute to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach and to establish RIT as a leader in the field. Recently, we have attracted faculty with excellent records, including multiple publications in venues like USENIX Security, CCS (2018 Outstanding Paper Award finalist), NDSS, INFOCOM, and more. A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of GCI, playing a critical role in advancing research and education in cybersecurity and collaborating across departments and colleges. Please visit for more information.


Department Description:


The College: The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is the largest of RIT's nine colleges, and has an enrollment of over 3,400 undergraduate students and 900 graduate students. The college, with over 160 faculty members, is housed in a modern facility equipped with numerous teaching and research laboratories. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, Information Sciences and Technologies, Software Engineering, the School of Interactive Games and Media and a college-wide Ph.D. program, providing many opportunities for cooperation and research collaboration within and beyond the college.


The Department: In July of 2012, the Department of Computing Security at RIT was established to address critical security challenges cutting across computing disciplines. The department currently has 16 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in computing security with current enrollment of 458 and 65 students, respectively. We also have a PhD program which is administered within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. We are designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense – Research by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The department seeks to advance the computing security discipline and to meet the rapidly growing need of computing security professionals in the workforce. RIT's cyber defense team is a perennial contender in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) and won the national championship in 2013. RIT is also home to the National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC). The department engages in a wide range of research in topics such as Applied Cryptography, Privacy, Digital Forensics, Network Security, Trusted Computing, Usable Security, Wireless Security, and Cybersecurity Pedagogy.


Job Requirements:

  • PhD in a computing or related discipline by date of appointment.
  • Recent scholarly dissemination record that demonstrates exceptional potential in cybersecurity research from the perspective of the candidate's discipline of expertise. Scholarly dissemination includes presentations in academic conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and/or development of peer-reviewed software products or data sets.
  • Demonstrated evidence of experience or potential to establish an independent, externally funded research program.
  • Commitment and potential to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to mentor master/doctoral students.
  • An interest in working in a collaborative, collegial department and among colleagues in the department, college, and institution.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


How to Apply:

Apply online at Keyword Search: 5340BR. Please apply online and submit your application, curriculum vitae/resume, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and upload the following attachments:

-Statement of teaching philosophy

-Research statement

-List of three publications/writing samples that best show scholarly work

-List of three professional references


You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:


Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.


Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov