Assistant Professor of Computer Science Emphasis in Hardware Security

Position ID: 37193
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
Computer Science
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
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Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00470F
Working Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science emphasis in Hardware Security
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, starting August 2018. Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field, have a strong research record, and be committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We are especially interested in hiring a candidate with a research background in Hardware Security.

We currently have four successful faculty members working in the Cybersecurity and privacy areas, with focus on Systems, Network Security and Privacy. The ideal candidate in Hardware Security will complement and further strengthen our department’s research and education efforts in Computer Security and Privacy. This position offers a competitive salary and generous startup package.

UGA has established an Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy (ICSP), which is housed in the Computer Science Department. The University of Georgia has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) through academic year 2022. Additional information about the ICSP can be found at the following link:

Computer Science is a growing and congenial department of 27 faculty within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The department has 1065 undergraduate and over 175 graduate students and offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in CS. The teaching load allows for substantial concentration on research. In addition to the areas in which we are recruiting, our faculty cover a broad range of research interests, including brain mapping, distributed information systems, real-time systems, databases, vision and image processing, theory, algorithms, bioinformatics and bio-imaging, simulations, computational science, parallel and distributed computing, semantic web, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Please see for more information about the department and the university.

The University of Georgia (, founded in 1785, is the oldest land-grant university in the nation and the largest university in Georgia (, with a student body of over 36,000. It is located in Athens ( a charming and historic university town of about 100,000, approximately 65 miles from Atlanta, with mild winters and warm summers. The University boasts a major Performing Arts Center and has one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the US. It has been consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

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Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and short statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Please provide contact information (email) for three references.

Review of candidates will begin on December 01, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disability are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an EOO/AA institution, and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or closely related field.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
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Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems/Cyber Security/Information Assurance
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