University of Central Florida, Mathematics

Position ID: UCF-ASSTORASSOS [#24041]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, Mathematics (Cryptography and Cyber Security and Privacy Areas)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Orlando, Florida 32816, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics (Cryptography and Cyber Security and Privacy Areas)
Application Deadline: finished (2023/12/08, finished 2024/03/29, listed until 2024/04/03)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is seeking a full‐time, 9‐month faculty position at the rank of assistant professor (tenure‐earning), associate professor or professor (tenured) in the area of cyber security and privacy. The anticipated start date is August 8, 2024.

Applicants should have a preferred research concentration in one of the following areas: Cryptography, applied cryptography, privacy preserving technologies (e.g. homomorphic encryption, zero-knowledge proof, multi-party computation, differential privacy, trusted execution environment, etc.), and intersection of algorithm and cryptography (e.g., quantum cryptography, post‐quantum crypto, etc.).

The position will be expected to strengthen both the tenure home department (Mathematics), as well as the UCF Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster, and may include a combination of secondary joint appointments with relevant units (such as Department of Computer Science). The ideal candidates will be at 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 preferred research concentrations listed above.

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 15 members, collectively advising more than 50 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.

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 Cyber Security and Privacy, Computer Architecture/Systems, Software Engineering, HCI, Computer Vision, AI and Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, 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

Minimum Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Mathematics, 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 an 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 mathematician who has published evidence for research interests in cybersecurity and who can complement our existing strengths and efforts in cyber security and privacy and our educational effort in this domain.

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 (

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