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Tenure Track Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology

Last Updated: 11/07/22

Job Description

Tenure Track Faculty
Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences
GCCIS - Computing Security

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track
Faculty Discipline: Computer Security and Information Assurance
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date:

Detailed Job Description
The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Computing Security. We encourage strong candidates whose research is in any area of cybersecurity, and especially those with research experience or interests in health or healthcare, or in systems and software security.

RIT is making a major investment in cybersecurity, having recently received a $20 million gift to support our cybersecurity programs, including building the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute (ESL GCI). ESL GCI brings together over 27 faculty from across the Institute to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach and to establish RIT as a leader in the field. Recently, we have attracted faculty with excellent research records, including multiple publications in venues like IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security, CCS (2018 Outstanding Paper Award finalist), NDSS, INFOCOM, and more. Our researchers engage in a wide variety of topics in cybersecurity, broadly defined, including software security, hardware security, understanding hate speech in social media, and deepfake detection as just a few examples. A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of ESL GCI, playing a critical role in advancing research and education in cybersecurity and collaborating across departments and colleges. Please visit for more information.

Department/College Description
The College:
The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences prepares students to change the world through computing; GCCIS is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences is ranked 63rd in the nation by and 74th by the U.S. News & World Report. The college has over 130 full-time faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (, RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative (, the Center for Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence (, the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (, the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (, the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center (, the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (

The Department:
In July of 2012, the Department of Computing Security at RIT was established to address critical security challenges cutting across computing disciplines. The department currently has 14 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. The department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in computing security with current enrollment of 523 and 89 students, respectively. We also have a PhD program, which is administered within the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. We are designated as one of National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and in Research by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, and we are ranked 28th in the nation among undergraduate cybersecurity programs by U.S. News & World Report. The department seeks to advance the discipline of cybersecurity and to meet the rapidly growing need of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce. RIT’s cyber defense team is a perennial contender in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and won the national championship in 2013. The department engages in a wide range of research in topics such as Cyber Analytics, Applied Cryptography, Privacy, IoT Security, Network Security, Usable Security, and Cybersecurity Pedagogy.

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Required Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in a computing or related discipline by date of appointment.
  • Recent scholarly dissemination record that demonstrates exceptional potential in cybersecurity research from the perspective of the candidate's discipline of expertise. Scholarly dissemination includes presentations in academic conferences, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and/or development of peer-reviewed software products or data sets.
  • Demonstrated evidence of experience or potential to establish an independent, externally funded research program.
  • Commitment and potential to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the ability to mentor master/doctoral students.
  • An interest in working in a collaborative, collegial department and among colleagues in the department, college, and institution.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 7227BR.
Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
• A brief teaching philosophy
• A research statement
• The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
• Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at
Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Additional Details

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Rochester, New York, United States
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internation...