Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Cybersecurity Engineering with the Department of

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Computer Sciences & Technology, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Cybersecurity Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor to start August 2022, though earlier appointments in January 2022 will be considered. Successful applicants should demonstrate a potential to establish and grow a strong externally funded research program and to excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The preferred areas of expertise are information and computer security, network security, digital forensics, malware and vulnerability analysis, supply chain and industrial control systems security, applied cryptography, as well as safety-critical software security.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to join one or more of the university’s research centers, including the recently created Center for Aerospace Resilience (CAR), Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE), NEAR (Next-Generation Embry-Riddle Applied Research), ASSURE (FAA Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems), and the Eagle Flight Research Center. Research facilities at Embry-Riddle include well-equipped cross-disciplinary laboratories in the John Mica Aerospace and Engineering Innovation Complex (MicaPlex). The Research Park at MicaPlex also houses an incubator space, where a growing number of businesses are creating an echo system to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Current cybersecurity engineering research within the department includes avionics data link security, AI/ML approaches to strengthen aviation systems security, UAS detection, security, and privacy research, hardware security for airborne equipment, and aviation cybersecurity training enhancements. Other research includes hybrid-electric aircraft power systems, wireless avionics, additive manufacturing of waveguides and antennas, aviation sense and avoid systems, underwater communications, and aerospace systems safety analysis. The department is home to an NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) award exploring agile frameworks in academia, with the goal of making our department more responsive to student, industry, and community needs.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field, have an outstanding research record, and be committed to teaching excellence. Experience in aerospace, aviation, defense, software development, and related industries is valued. Candidates must have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Required application materials include: (1) application letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) statement summarizing teaching philosophy, (4) statement summarizing research and professional goals, and (5) names and contact information of at least three references. For more information about the position and application process, please visit https://careers.erau.edu/ . Review of applications will start upon receipt and continue until the positions are filled.

The EECS Department has 20 faculty members and offers the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ; M.S. degrees in Cybersecurity Engineering , Electrical and Computer Engineering , Software Engineering , Systems Engineering , and Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering ; and B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering , Computer Science , Electrical Engineering , and Software Engineering .