The Computer Science program in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division (https://cemse.kaust.edu.sa) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all levels (Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor) in the broad areas of Cybersecurity and Dependability.
This search is part of a university-wide Cybersecurity initiative that led to the creation of a new research unit named: Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3).
The RC3 center aims at developing the emerging area of Resilient Computing in symbiosis with classical Cybersecurity paradigms, fulfilling the innovative vision – followed by an increasing number of stakeholders – that “Resilience is the Cybersecurity of the XXI century”.
Faculty members enjoy generous and secure research funding from KAUST and have opportunities for additional funding through several KAUST provided sources and through industry collaborations.
KAUST (https://www.kaust.edu.sa) is an international, graduate-only research university, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. KAUST offers superb research facilities, including the Shaheen-2 supercomputer and a large-scale virtual reality installation; generous assured research funding; and internationally competitive salaries. KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges.
KAUST’s award-winning campus has everything you need to live, work, study and play. Designed to inspire and motivate our faculty, students and staff and their families to maintain an active lifestyle, KAUST is more than a University. With state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a golf course, numerous fine dining and casual fare restaurants, an Elementary and a Secondary school and the Red Sea just steps away, there is something for everyone (https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en/live). Thanks to very effective measures, including the involvement of its researchers (https://coronavirus.kaust.edu.sa), the COVID-19 pandemic has so far barely affected the KAUST campus-city.
We welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas, with a strong background in the theory and practice of one or more of Security/Privacy and/or Dependability/Fault-Tolerance, of Distributed Systems and Networks and/or Real-Time and Embedded Systems.
Candidates at the intersection of Cybersecurity/Dependability and Systems in general whose profile and track record are primarily in the former are invited to apply to this position. Candidates at the intersection of Cybersecurity/Dependability and AI/ML whose profile and track record are primarily in the former are invited to apply to this position as well.
We expect documented experience about systems knowledge of one or more of: cloud/Internet computing and communication; peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructures; blockchain and ledger technology; cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things systems (CPS, IoT); software-defined and/or vehicular networking (SDN, VN); digital health technologies.
We consider as an advantage – all relevant research sub-areas of the above being contemplated – documented research experience in design, verification, and/or evaluation, in the following sub-areas: dependable and/or secure distributed systems and networks; trusted computing and execution environments; threat and intrusion detection/prevention systems; dependable and/or secure distributed blockchain and ledger systems; privacy of biomedical, financial or social data.
Applicants should show exceptional research merit, including strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals, as well as research projects experience. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. High priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work proposal. We consider as an advantage proven track record – according to the candidate’s career experience – in team leading, mentoring PhD candidates, research project definition and management, graduate-level teaching, research collaboration with industrial partners. Senior candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership and reputation in their field. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at graduate level, build and lead a research group of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
How to Apply:
You will be required to complete an application form and upload all of the following materials:
For more information, please contact Prof. Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo,
Email: email@example.com , Subject: CYBERSECURITY - FACULTY APPLICATIONS
Because of the high volume of applications that we usually receive, only applications submitted through the online Interfolio form will be considered (https://www.interfolio.com/). Applications will be pre-screened as soon as they are received and will deserve full consideration through rolling cut-off date periods until all positions are filled. Candidates having applied by a given cut-off date (see below) will receive feedback within a reasonable delay thereafter.
Next cut-off date for applications: June 17, 2021.
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|Title||Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity and Dependability 2021|
|Employer||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)|
|Job location||King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal|
|Published||December 2, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Lecturer / Senior Lecturer,   Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Computer Communications (Networks),   Cyber Security  |