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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity

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University of California, Irvine
Institute for Software Research (ISR)
Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI)
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)
Two Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity

The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking exceptional candidates for two faculty positions at the assistant professor (tenure track) and associate professor (tenured) levels in the area of cybersecurity. However, applicants at a more senior level will also be considered. The two positions are open to all areas of cybersecurity. Of particular interest for one of the positions are candidates with a research interest and track record in both security and software engineering.

In addition to a faculty appointment in one of the departments in ICS, each new faculty member will be affiliated with the Institute for Software Research (ISR) and the Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI), thereby strengthening the ties between the two institutes, as well as creating new opportunities for innovative and multidisciplinary scholarship. ISR addresses socio-technical problems of software engineering. Its members include experts in software engineering as well as human-computer interaction and analysis of computer-supported work. CPRI focuses on legal, policy and technical issues related to cybersecurity and privacy. CPRI is a joint effort among eight schools and divisions across UCI.

UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and is ranked among the top ten public universities in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report. Located in the heart of diverse Orange County with a population of over 3 million, the campus enjoys the best of what Southern California has to offer: beaches, mountains, deserts, and a broad variety of cultural, entertainment, and intellectual activities. Irvine and Newport Beach recently were ranked among the best US cities for cybersecurity professionals.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be close to completion of their PhD in a relevant field and exhibit a compelling research portfolio as well as a clear vision for teaching to a diverse audience. Salary and other compensation, including priority access to on-campus faculty housing, are competitive with the nation’s finest public universities.

Each application must contain: a cover letter, CV, up to three key publications, a statement of research and teaching interests, and 3-5 letters of recommendation. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion should also be included.

All materials must be uploaded at:

The position is for appointment starting July 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, although maximum consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2018.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required