The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany is seeking applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions in the growing field of cyber intelligence, cyber policy and law, the economics of cybersecurity, interrelationships between critical infrastructure and cyber applications, and information assurance. The position is open with respect to subfield specialization, but of particular interest is focus on risk analysis, cyber warfare, cyber intelligence, cyber-crime, information assurance, vulnerability assessment, information sharing, critical infrastructure, cyber physical systems, governance, privacy and civil liberties. The rank is Assistant Professor. The Institution UAlbany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education, and has longstanding partnerships with key security agencies across the State and the nation. The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise. Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provide an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held in these organizations and agencies. The College The mission of the CEHC is to support high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, to produce new knowledge though innovative research, and to provide training and lifelong learning opportunities for working professionals – all to help prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from a growing array of natural and man-made risks and threats in the state, the nation, and around the world. As the first college of its kind in the nation, CEHC has seen its undergraduate academic programs grow rapidly and is projected to grow further as it expands undergraduate and establishes new graduate academic programs in emergency preparedness, homeland security, and cybersecurity. UAlbany and the State of New York are committed to seeing CEHC become a global leader in education and research in these fields, and are providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. The Program As an interdisciplinary program, there are opportunities for faculty to have joint appointments with other colleges at the University (e.g., cybersecurity in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, digital forensics in the School of Business, and cyber warfare in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy). Across the University, a rich environment is marked by a highly accomplished faculty, who are essential to delivering high quality academic programs and producing influential and cutting-edge research. The faculty is comprised of nationally and internationally visible researchers and scholars and highly dedicated teachers.
Required Minimum Qualifications: •The successful candidate must hold a PhD from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in informatics, information studies, information science, computer science, public administration, political science, public policy, homeland security or an allied or related field by the start of the appointment. •Senior applicants should have a well-established program of research and external funding; junior applicants should have a range of publications in submission, revision, and/or print that suggest a trajectory toward a tenurable research record. •The College is open to researchers employing a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively utilize mixed mode qualitative/quantitative approaches and can contribute to the University at Albany’s data analytics program. •Applicants must have experience in at least one of the subfields of cybersecurity listed above. •The applicant must be able to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor. •Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.
While not necessary for candidates, the following skills and experience will be viewed positively by the Search Committee: • Familiarity with the principles and operation of cybersecurity tools and processes, such as log analysis, packet sniffers, intrusion/breach detection/prevention, vulnerability scanning, and incident response. • The ability to teach classes in applied cybersecurity topics. • Prior experience in an operational cybersecurity domain (e.g., in government, private sector etc.). • Prior experience in more than one of the subfields of cybersecurity listed above. • Interest / prior research in the intersection of cybersecurity and emergency response. • Interest / prior research in the area of cybersecurity and insurance. • Strong quantitative skills including modeling and simulation. • A demonstrated ability to obtain external funding.
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: P18-52374
About University at Albany
The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) was founded in May 2015 at the University at Albany with the mission to support high-quality academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, to produce new knowledge through innovative research, and to provide training and lifelong learning opportunities for professionals – all to help prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from a growing array of natural and human-caused risks and threats in New York State and around the world. CEHC was formed to support cross disciplinary research, experiential learning, and diversification of critical fields such as emergency management, intelligence analysis, and cybersecurity.
CEHC is the fastest growing college in the SUNY system, provides exceptional academic programs, with a focus on diversity and application of skills. In order to graduate from CEHC, students must pass a set of rigorous academic courses, complete professional training requirements, and successfully participate in an experiential education program.