University of Georgia, Mathematics

Position ID: UGA-APCRYPTO [#20793]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Cryptography
Position Location: Athens, Georgia 30602, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/23, finished 2023/04/06)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenuretrack Assistant Professor position starting August 2023. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field at the time of appointment. Candidates for this position should have a strong research background/record in Cryptography and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Complete applications must be received by December 1, 2022, to ensure full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia (UGA) is making significant investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to address some of society’s most urgent challenges. To this end, UGA has established the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and AI, which aims to recruit 50 new faculty members within the next two years who will educate students and advance research in Data Science and AI, including both foundational research and applied research in cross-cutting areas such as cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, resilient communities and the environment.

Within UGA’s broad initiative, the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy, has established a cluster hire initiative on Secure AI Systems that can support a variety of sensitive applications, including (but not limited to) secure, privacy-preserving, and efficient learning for biomedical applications. This cluster hire initiative aims to hire four new faculty members over two years in the following areas of research: Cryptography (this position), Applied Cryptography with applications to Machine Learning systems and algorithms, Computer Vision, and High- Performance AI Systems.

To apply, please submit a vita with a list of publications, a teaching statement, a research statement, a diversity and inclusion statement, and four letters of recommendation (one addressing the candidate’s teaching skills), through Candidates will also need to submit an application through UGAJobs, with a list of references who provided recommendation letters on Applicants should apply to this position through both MathJobs and UGAJobs; candidates who do not submit an application to UGAJobs cannot be considered for the position.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia, which has a vibrant and engaging intercultural community. The Mathematics Department, 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, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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Department of Mathematics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602