Job Details

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Position Number: 1101859
  • Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science


Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Assistant or Associate Professor - Cybersecurity

Department: CENG-Comp Sci & Software Eng (111500)

College/Division: CENG-College of Engineering

Salary Range: Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Description:

TENURE-TRACK POSITION -- CYBERSECURITY

The Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Computer Science faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning as soon as September 2018. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates with industry experience are encouraged to apply. This position, sponsored for the first three years by Northrop Grumman Corporation, will be named the Northrop Grumman Professorship for the duration of the funding. Duties include teaching undergraduate and master's level courses, enriching the curricula with new courses in computer security, conducting research, and providing service to the department, the university, and the community. Particular areas of interest include: software security, malware analysis, mobile security and web security.

Cal Poly emphasizes Learn by Doing which involves extensive lab work and projects in support of theoretical knowledge. To this end, the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department maintains an array of modern computing facilities and specialized labs for instructional and faculty support. In particular, Cal Poly supports two cutting-edge laboratories dedicated to teaching and conducting research in computer security. In addition, a university-wide Center for Cybersecurity has been established for the continued development of the university's capabilities in cybersecurity research and education. A new cybersecurity training facility to be located at Camp San Luis Obispo is in development, which operates under the auspices of the California National Guard. Cal Poly will serve as a partner in the upcoming facility, and collaborative efforts from computer science faculty will be desirable.

Cal Poly's Computer Science and Software Engineering Department offers Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Master's Degrees in Computer Science. Also, the Computer Science and the Electrical Engineering departments jointly offer a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Computer Science and Software Engineering Department among one of the top primarily undergraduate public programs in the nation. For further information about the department, visit csc.calpoly.edu

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited institution or international equivalent is required for appointment. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered, but must provide proof that the doctorate was completed prior to the start of the appointment.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and laboratory-based instruction, dedication to continued professional development and scholarship, and a broad-based knowledge of computer science/software engineering. Demonstrated ability in written and oral use of the English language is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated excellence in university level teaching and research (commensurate with time since degree), experience with laboratory-based instruction and industry experience. Past experience and a commitment to working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting is preferred.

US Citizenship is preferred to enable participation in some of the anticipated cybersecurity work and activities with industry partners, national laboratories, the Department of Defense and with other federal projects.

Special Conditions:

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.

Review Begin Date: 12-15-2017

Requisition Number: 104478

To apply visit: http://www.calpolyjobs.org/

About Us
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.






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