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Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) Fellow

Rochester Institute of Technology

Last Updated: 9/24/21

Job Description



Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) Fellow
6035BR
Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences
GCCIS - Global Cybersecurity Institute

Detailed Job Description
The Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI) at RIT invites applications for a full-time GCI Fellow position. The GCI Fellow is a 2-year post-doctoral research position, starting in January 2022, to conduct collaborative research with GCI faculty across academic departments while closely mentored by a primary faculty advisor. The GCI fellow is expected to publish peer-reviewed papers, co-advise PhD students, and assist or lead in preparing research funding proposals to secure funding in collaboration with the faculty mentor and other GCI faculty. Teaching opportunities may be discussed as appropriate. We strive to provide the GCI Fellow with autonomy to conduct research while offering a comprehensive mentorship for academic and professional growth.

We invite applications from candidates with strong research outputs in the broad areas of cybersecurity and privacy, including but not limited to: usable security, cryptography, software security, network and system security, cybersecurity analytics, and the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. The successful candidate should have a PhD. degree in areas closely related to cybersecurity before starting at RIT. The candidate will be housed in a home department with the primary faculty advisor, and will be expected to collaborate across the academic departments affiliated with GCI to advance research and education in cybersecurity broadly for the growth of GCI.

Department/College Description
Building on our strong existing cybersecurity academic, research and industrial programs, RIT is making another major investment in cybersecurity. Leveraging a recent gift of $20 million by alumnus Austin McChord and a $5 million investment by New York State we just opened a new 50,000-sq. ft. building dedicated to the new Global Cybersecurity Institute (GCI), helping to further establish RIT as a leader in this field. Beyond our state-of-the-art new cybersecurity facility with unique capabilities like our commercial grade Cyber Range and our wireless and IoT testing labs these gifts support the hiring of faculty, graduate students and post doctorate positions. Currently, we have 27 faculty members from across RIT working to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach and are actively recruiting for several more. Please visit https://www.rit.edu/cybersecurity/ for more information about GCI and cybersecurity at RIT.


Required Minimum Qualifications
PhD. research in cybersecurity in with a degree in disciplines including but not limited to computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, computing security, software engineering, public policy, cognitive psychology, international relations and criminal justice.


Preferred Qualifications


Professional Area:
Employment Category: Fulltime
Staff Job Function: Wage Band:

Required Application Documents


How to Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field; enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Please submit your online application and upload the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter, including but not limited to the following
    • Summary of research expertise, experiences, and accomplishments
    • Goals and plan of research as a GCI Fellow in collaboration with RIT faculty
    • A list of RIT faculty who have “explicitly” expressed interests to be a mentor or a collaborator
  • A list of three references

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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness


RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov




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