Now Hiring – Faculty Position

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Computer Science (CS) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2017. We seek candidates whose research focus is in cyber security or systems.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: secure software development, security and privacy for big data analytics, malware analysis, mobile/wireless security, security of embedded systems, web security, or related topics in security. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research and must hold an earned doctorate in computer science or a closely related field by the time they are hired. All candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, have the ability to establish an active research program, and show willingness to support the student-oriented culture of the department and the university.

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO:

Since opening its doors as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1914, UTEP’s geographic location along the U.S.-Mexico border has enabled generations of students to pursue their goals through higher education in one of the largest binational communities in the world. Over the past century, the University’s enrollment has grown from 27 mining students to more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and that number continues to increase each year.

UTEP offers a broad array of degree programs – 72 bachelor’s, 73 master’s, and 21 doctoral degrees with outstanding faculty who have been recognized for their commitment to student success. UTEP’s outstanding record of receiving competitive grant awards and its annual research expenditures of over $90 million reflect the quality of UTEP’s faculty and their sustained commitment to excellence. UTEP maintains an academic environment dedicated to addressing the educational needs of students – many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

UTEP is the largest producer of Mexican-American STEM graduates, and it ranks third among all universities in awarding degrees to Hispanics at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. In addition, UTEP is among the top ten universities in preparing Hispanic students for success in completing doctoral degrees.

El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest city in the U.S. with a population of over 500,000. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico; it is one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States.

The El Paso area is home to a number of military, intelligence, and law enforcement communities. This includes Fort Bliss, White Sands Missile Range (the largest military installation in the U.S., located 45 miles north of El Paso), Biggs Army Airfield, Holloman Air Force Base, NASA Johnson Space Facility, and the El Paso Intelligence Center, which represents over 15 different government agencies associated with the Department of Justice.

El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park located in lively downtown El Paso is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the San Diego Padres AAA baseball team.

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT & COLLEGE:

UTEP’s CS department resides in the College of Engineering, which has been ranked as one of the top engineering graduate schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine over the last seven years. Computer Science is one of the leading departments in the emergence of UTEP as a Tier 1 research institution. The department is housed in a recently completed $70M building with state-of-the-art research and education facilities.

The CS department has been accredited by ABET’s Computer Science Accreditation Board since 1986. UTEP is designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence both in Cyber Defense Education, and Cyber Operations. Moreover, the department has an NSF-funded CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program. The department has 14 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, one professor of practice, and one research faculty member. The CS faculty (http://www.cs.utep.edu/people/) has an internationally distinguished record of research and national leadership in professional organizations.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in CS (BSCS) with a concentration in Secure Cyber Systems, a joint Bachelor’s and MBA program, a Master of Science in CS (MSCS), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), a Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSwE) with a concentration in Secure Cyber Systems, and a Ph.D. in CS. In addition, the department offers an Information Assurance Course Evaluation (IACE)-approved Certificate in Cyber-Security and has an integral role in interdisciplinary graduate programs in Computational Science and Bioinformatics. The department’s enrollment is approximately 479 students in the BSCS B.S. program, 70 in the M.S. programs and 26 in the Ph.D. program.

The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to continued growth in the department by building an exceptional research program supported by external funding, contributing to the expansion of our Ph.D. program, and supporting the overall undergraduate and graduate curricular needs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Applicants must submit the following in four separate pdf files:
  • letter of interestfile named: LastName-FirstInitial-letter.pdf; This letter of interest should clearly indicate which targeted research areas have substantial overlap with the applicant’s expertise.
  • research statement (no more than 2 pages) – file named: LastName-FirstInitial-research.pdf; The research statement should include links to 2-5 relevant publications.
  • teaching statement (no more than 2 pages) – file named: LastName-FirstInitial-teaching.pdf; and
  • detailed curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for at least three referencesfile named: LastName-FirstInitial-vitae.pdf.

For more information follow these links:

Questions: email Eric Freudenthal, Search Committee Chair

Hiring decisions are contingent upon budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.   

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.