Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position: Cybersecurity
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Computer Science (CS) starting in fall 2023. The position is open to candidates from all areas of CS, with preference given to those candidates with research and teaching focus in the area of Cybersecurity. Successful candidates must have a record of high-quality scholarship and demonstrate the potential for excellence in both research and teaching. UTEP incorporates Inclusive Excellence in its operations and efforts to provide access to an exceptional education for all students. The University and the CS department greatly value diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). The new hire must demonstrate a genuine commitment to DEIA. A record of engaging with interdisciplinary research and/or work experience in industry/government is a plus.
Candidates must hold a doctorate degree in CS or a closely related field by the time they start and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching commensurate to their experience. All candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, the potential to establish an externally-funded research program, and the motivation to support the student-oriented culture and commitment to DEIA of the department and UTEP.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT
UTEP’s CS department is in the College of Engineering, along with six other academic departments. The department places great emphasis on students’ professional development and advancements through faculty mentoring and their involvement in research at the early stages of their education. Our graduates are heavily recruited by leading companies and government agencies. The College of Engineering offers students interdisciplinary and industry training opportunities, study abroad programs, and other professional development opportunities. The college is consistently ranked among the top schools in the U.S. in awarding Bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics.
The CS undergraduate program has been accredited by ABET’s Computing Accreditation Commission since 1986. The CS faculty has an internationally distinguished record of research and national leadership in professional organizations with one of the highest research expenditures at the University. The department currently has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and four professors of practice. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Data and Information Sciences. The undergraduate program offers concentrations in software engineering, secure cyber-systems, and data analytics. In addition, the M.S. in Software Engineering offers a concentration in secure cyber-systems. The department participates in interdisciplinary programs including Computational Science, Smart Cities, Data Science, and Bioinformatics. The student population has been growing steadily over the last ten years, with the department currently serving more than 1350 students. UTEP is an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense, and it leads the NSF-funded INCLUDES Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI), a national network of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and organizations from the public and private sectors committed to Hispanic and female student recruitment, retention, and advancement in computing.
ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls 24,000 students – 84% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation in their families to attend college.
The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.
The Paso del Norte region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.
El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest-running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.
For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field, and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. A baseball stadium, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
SALARY: Based upon experience.
The review of applications will begin on November 4, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2023. Applications must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (3 pages maximum), 4) teaching statement (2 pages maximum), 5) statement of commitment to DEIA and focus on student success, and 6) names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.
To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Deepak Tosh, Search Committee Chair, via email at email@example.com.
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.