Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Cybersecurity Engineering

at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Published March 17, 2023
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job DescriptionThe Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Cybersecurity Engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in January 2023 or August 2023. Successful applicants should demonstrate a potential to establish and grow a strong externally funded research program and to excel at teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The preferred areas of expertise are information and computer security, network security, digital forensics, malware and vulnerability analysis, supply chain and industrial control systems security, applied cryptography, as well as safety-critical software security.The successful candidates will have the opportunity to join one or more of the university’s research centers, including the recently created Center for Aerospace Resilience (CAR), Cybersecurity and Assured Systems Engineering (CyBASE), NEAR (Next-Generation Embry-Riddle Applied Research), and ASSURE (FAA Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Research facilities at Embry-Riddle include well-equipped cross-disciplinary laboratories in the John Mica Aerospace and Engineering Innovation Complex (MicaPlex). The Research Park at MicaPlex also houses an incubator space, where a growing number of businesses are creating an echo system to support innovation and entrepreneurship. Current cybersecurity engineering research within the department includes aviation data link security, AI/ML approaches to strengthen systems security, UAS detection, security, and privacy research, hardware security for airborne equipment, and aviation cybersecurity training modules. Other research includes hybrid-electric aircraft power systems, wireless avionics, additive manufacturing of waveguides and antennas, aviation sense and avoid systems, underwater communications, and aerospace systems safety analysis. The department is home to an NSF RED (Revolutionizing Engineering Departments) award exploring agile frameworks in academia, with the goal of making our department more responsive to student, industry, and community needs.QualificationsCandidates must hold a doctoral degree in computer science or a closely related field, have an outstanding research record, and be committed to teaching excellence. Experience in aerospace, aviation, defense, software development, and related industries is valued. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a current CV and a detailed letter discussing experience, academic qualifications, and background that demonstrate strong alignment with EECS and the position. Selected candidates will be required to secure three professional references as part of the review process. Application materials should be submitted electronically through the Embry-Riddle Careers website.As a tenured-track faculty member, the successful candidate will maintain an exemplary level of research and scholarly activity. The position also requires an ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituents as a team member of the department, college, and university. Additionally, candidates should have experience with a broad range of innovative methods of instruction and assessment. The ideal candidate will have a clear vision for supporting the growth of the EECS Department. The EECS Department has 19 faculty members and offers the [Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science](https://erau.edu/degrees/phd/electrical-engineering-computer-science); M.S. degrees in [Cybersecurity Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/master/cybersecurity-engineering), [Electrical and Computer Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/master/electrical-computer-engineering), [Software Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/master/software-engineering), [Systems Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/master/ms-systems-engineering), and [Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/master/unmanned-autonomous-systems-engineering); and B.S. degrees in [Computer Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/computer-engineering), [Computer Science](https://erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/computer-science), [Electrical Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/electrical-engineering), and [Software Engineering](https://erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/software-engineering).As part of our values, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.*Diversity: *Embry-Riddle values diversity. We respect the rights and property of all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, physical disability, economic background, sexual orientation, or religious belief. We believe in a community where all members are welcome, and individuals or groups are free from harassment. We strongly encourage individuals from populations traditionally underrepresented and underserved in STEM – women, Blacks, Latinx, Native Americans, persons of all gender identities and/or sexual orientation – to apply.*Equal Opportunity: *Embry-Riddle is committed to providing [equal employment opportunity](https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. *Institutional Overview: *Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University’s Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with the industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security and Intelligence; and Space.For Academic Year 2021-22, there were over 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University’s residential campuses and approximately 20,195 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.Known for its Aerospace and Aviation focus, the College of Engineering (COE) at the Daytona Beach Campus has a total enrollment of over 3,300 students, over 100 full-time faculty members, and enjoys top rankings and a national reputation. The COE houses departments of Aerospace Engineering (AE), Civil Engineering (CE), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Engineering Fundamentals (EF), and Mechanical Engineering (ME), and offers the full spectrum of academic programs including Bachelors of Science, Masters of Science, and Doctoral degrees.

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