University of Central Florida, Mathematics

Position ID: UCF-AP [#21778]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Cyber Security and Privacy Areas (Computer Science or Mathematics)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Orlando, Florida 32816, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: none (posted 2022/12/09)
Position Description:    

The Department of Computer Science (CS) and the Department of Mathematics (Math) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are seeking three full-time, 9-month faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-earning), associate professor or professor (tenured) in the area of cyber security and privacy, with concentrations in one of the areas described below. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2023. • Area A (Math): Cryptography, applied cryptography, and intersection of algorithm and cryptography (e.g., quantum cryptography, post-quantum crypto, etc.). One faculty position is anticipated for this area. • Area B (Computer Science): Cloud, Edge, and IoT security (e.g., serverless computing, container security, etc.), system software, software supply chain security, and the security of Cyber Physical System, etc. Two faculty positions are anticipated for this area.

These positions will be expected to strengthen both the tenure home department (Math or CS, as applicable), as well as the Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster and may include a combination of secondary joint appointments. The ideal candidates will be in the rank of assistant professor, but exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered. The ideal candidates will have a strong background in the areas listed.

The Department of Computer Science at UCF is home to the first Computer Science Ph.D. program in Florida. Its 33 tenured and tenure-track faculty are engaged in world-class research in HCI, Computer Vision, AI and Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Cyber Security and Privacy, Computer Architecture/Systems, and many other areas. The department has both CS and IT undergraduate degrees accredited by ABET, M.S. degrees in Computer Science, Digital Forensics, Cyber Security and Privacy, Data Analytics, Computer Vision, FinTech, and a Ph.D. program in Computer Science. For more information see

The Department of Mathematics at UCF offers a full range of mathematics courses for its B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, in addition to providing service courses for the university’s general education program and STEM majors. The faculty carry out active research projects in both pure and applied mathematics funded by various funding agencies. For more information about teaching and research in the UCF Department of Mathematics, see

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Cluster is an interdisciplinary initiative bringing together researchers from across the campus, working on addressing the pressing questions of our national security from an engineering, science, and social perspective. The cluster currently has 13 members, collectively advising more than 35 doctoral students, embracing a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork. The cluster runs various well-funded programs, is home to a newly introduced M.S. in Cybersecurity and Privacy and was recently awarded the NSF Scholarship for Service Program.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Mathematics (for Area A), Computer Science (for Area B), or closely related disciplines by the start of the appointment.

To be eligible for appointment as a tenured associate professor or professor upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor, in applicable tenure home.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a research impact with an upward trajectory as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a well-funded research program. We are looking for a team player who can complement our existing strengths and efforts in cyber security and privacy and our educational effort in this domain.

For Area B, candidates having a track record of publishing in the following venues are preferred: systems (OSDI, SOSP, ATC, FAST, and MobiSys), hardware systems (ISCA, HPCA, ASPLOS, MICRO, etc.), software and programming systems (ESEC/FSE, ICSE, PLDI, CGO, PPoPP, POPL, etc.), and/or security (SP, Security, CCS, NDSS, etc.), etc.

Additional Application Materials Required: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates are requested to provide the following materials to their application: 1) Cover letter: In the cover letter candidates must indicate one of the areas listed above and address their background in research and scholarship the indicated area above and highlight their major research accomplishments and impact. 2) A curriculum vitae, 3) A teaching statement, 4) A research statement, 5) A list with contact information for three (3) professional references, including email addresses.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Yan Solihin ( or Dr. Paul Gazzillo (

Special Instructions to the Applicants: None

Job Close Date: Open until filled

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1364