University of Central Florida, Mathematics

Position ID: UCF-CYBERSECURITY [#24094]
Position Title: Open Rank Position
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Orlando, Florida 32816, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: cryptography, coding theory, discrete mathematics
Application Deadline: 2024/03/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/12/18, finished 2024/03/29, listed until 2024/04/03)
Position Description:    

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The Opportunity 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), or 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 candidate will be at the rank of assistant professor, but exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered. The ideal candidate 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 doctorate from an accredited institution in Mathematics or a closely related discipline 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.

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, (When apply, please use job number R106752.)

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 related to this area, being sure to 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 simultaneously uploaded. 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 (

Special Instructions to the Applicants: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, When apply, please use job number R106752.

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.

Are Benefits Important to You? Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers: • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program. • Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays. • Retirement savings options. • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions. • Education assistance. • Flexible work environment. And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (

Who Are We? Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

Department College of Sciences (COS) - Department of Mathematics

Work Schedule Varies.

Type of Appointment Regular

Expected Salary Negotiable

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As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info: (When apply, please use job number R106752.)
email address
Department of Mathematics
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816-1364