Cybersecurity Tenure-Track Faculty Position

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently seeking applications for a Tenure-Track Faculty position in cybersecurity, broadly defined. Candidates in all topics within the broad area of cybersecurity are encouraged to apply. Candidates with interdisciplinary backgrounds connecting security to other domains are strongly encouraged to apply.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Computer Science is one of the largest departments at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Department currently has 1897 undergraduate students, 513 graduate students, and 80 faculty. As members of one of the premier research universities in the country, Computer Science faculty, staff, and students are engaged in cutting-edge research projects that address some of the most important challenges facing society today.

The Department's research and education efforts interact broadly with many interdisciplinary programs and collaborators in the Boulder area, including national labs at NIST, NOAA, NREL, and NCAR, and CU Boulder research centers and institutes, including the Center for National Security Initiatives, the ATLAS Institute, the BioFrontiers Institute, and the Institute for Cognitive Science. More than 20 faculty members have joint affiliations with one of these labs. The Department also has a long-standing partnership with National Center for Women and IT and has faculty active in increasing the broadening of participation in computer science via their research, teaching, and service. In addition, the Department has extensive ties with the thriving local tech community and inhabits a picturesque location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

A successful candidate will develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas, engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and contribute professional service.

The position will be rostered in the Computer Science department and is responsible for teaching classes focused on cybersecurity and secure communications in the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy (TCP) program and computer security courses in the Computer Science department. The TCP program is a highly integrated and comprehensive graduate program in the Computer Science department, combining technology, cybersecurity, and policy with hands-on experience.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

What You Should Know

We anticipate hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor in Computer Science, but experienced candidates may be considered for Associate Professor.

As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate’s conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination -- before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $95,000 - $160,000 annually commensurate with rank. Relocation expenses will be provided.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to have completed their Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field at the time of starting a tenure-track faculty appointment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. A 1-page Cover Letter describing your interest in the position and summarizing your personal academic goals.
  3. Statement of your experience and plans for teaching and student mentoring (2-4 pages).
  4. Statement of your vision, experience, and future plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic culture (2-4 pages). See the Support for Faculty Applicants website for statement guidance.
  5. Statement of your experience and plans for research and/or creative work that contributes to the body of knowledge in your field and broader benefits to education and society (2-4 pages).

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for 3 references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

The position will remain open until filled, though candidates are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2021 for full consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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