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Research Professor and Roux Institute Member, Applied Cybersecurity (Open Rank)

Northeastern University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 7, 2023

Research Professor and Roux Institute Member, Applied Cybersecurity (Open Rank)

About the Opportunity

The Research Professor (open rank) at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University will be responsible for building an independent and externally funded research program, as well as providing leadership for overseeing the growth of the research program. The research is positioned in the fields of cybersecurity, secure computing, and secure communications in applications in field such as, but not limited to, supply chain and manufacturing, industry 4.0, health data networks, autonomous systems. Besides the faculty title of “Research Professor (open rank)”, the successful candidate will be named as an “Institute Member” at the Roux Institute.

Besides driving their own research program as a Northeastern University faculty member, the Research Professor will contribute to a portfolio of highly matrixed collaborations with contributors on the Institute campus in Portland, ME and beyond. Collaborators will include faculty and professional research staff at The Roux Institute, faculty across the Northeastern network, and industry researchers who may be co-located at the Institute or located at their own company. The Research Professor will also be expected to contribute to the building and oversight of Roux Institute corporate research relationships as they pertain to their subject matter expertise. These types of opportunities may include helping to align research projects alongside corporate or government partners, as an example. The Northeastern University research network available includes the collection of highly innovative university institutes, including the Institute for Experiential Artificial Intelligence, the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems (

Key responsibilities include:
  • Developing a research program that seeks to address the ever-changing need for a broad array of cybersecurity and secure computing capabilities with knowledge of Cybersecurity First Principles
  • Willingness to develop an integrated engineering and data-driven research across the broad landscape of cybersecurity topics and its applications including but not limited to; cyber and IT platforms, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cyber physical systems, cybersecurity education, security engineering, software assurance and quality, security in the Internet of Things
  • Proactive identification and willingness to seek use-inspired research topics with an entrepreneurial mindset to develop science and solutions that matter to society and impact the Maine economy
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary teams of researchers and in cooperation with other Northeastern University Institutes such as the Kostas Research institute.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a faculty member in one or more of Northeastern's Colleges and Departments, with their primary locus of at the Roux Institute as part of the Engineering Research vertical. They will report to their disciplinary unit head (department, college) in their role as a faculty member, but they will also have a matrixed relationship to the Director of Engineering at the Roux Institute in Portland, who is responsible for the strategy and execution of the engineering research theme in Portland.

  • PhD or other terminal degree in engineering or a related field, with experience level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor.
  • Demonstrated track record of scholarly and/or technology transfer achievements in relevant areas of engineering, with a commensurate research funding history, as appropriate to anticipate faculty rank.
  • Interest or experience in technology transfer, intellectual property development, or new venture creation.

Entrepreneurial, energetic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative leadership skills. Excellent communication skills across diverse audiences and settings. A strategic mindset. Ability to work in a fast-paced and innovative setting. He/she must have experience working independently and as a member of a team. Some travel may be required to regional campus(es), particularly Boston.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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