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Tenured Professorship in Cybersecurity and Policy (Open Rank)

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Security Studies
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for nearly eight decades. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. To learn more about SAIS, visit

In late 2021 Johns Hopkins SAIS has created the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies, a leading center of excellence in research and education on cybersecurity and policy. The Institute’s goal is to attract the best students, leading scholars, experienced practitioners, and additional benefactors to create the preeminent academic institution producing paradigm-shifting, impactful research and instruction at the intersection of cybersecurity, technology, intelligence, and politics. To learn more about the Institute, visit

We are seeking highly qualified candidates with impressive scholarly accomplishments and an established reputation as innovative educators. Successful candidates must have a PhD, a distinguished publication record in the wider field of cybersecurity studies and adjacent subjects such artificial intelligence, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a track record in developing and shaping innovative research projects in technology and security policy.


Furthermore, the successful candidate would ideally possess some or all of the following
  • the strong technical skills,
  • a demonstrated record and ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical audiences,
  • an established presence in the public square, such as Congressional testimony,
  • a successful record of fundraising for major gifts,
  • experience with institution-building and curriculum development,
  • established working relationships with key players in the private threat intelligence community.
In addition, government service, experience in executive education, and experience in working with high-profile media work will be viewed favorably.

The position is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure and is focused on research and teaching in equal terms. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three (3) courses per year. In addition, responsibilities include acting as an academic adviser to students interested in cybersecurity, overseeing capstones and honors exams, participating in dissertation committees, and helping organize the Alperovitch Institute-oriented extracurricular activities. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio. Please include:

  1. A cover letter,
  2. a full CV,
  3. the names and contacts for three (3) people who can provide letters of reference.
  4. a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.

For full consideration, candidates should submit their applications before October 25, 2022.

Questions about the position can be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairs at .

Johns Hopkins University is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. We are particularly motivated to seek candidates who enhance faculty diversity and foster the institution’s goal of inclusive excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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