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Job ID: 115864

Assistant Professor
University of Wyoming

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2018
Title Assistant Professor
University University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY, United States
Department Computer Science
Application Deadline Full Consideration Dec 10 / Until Filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

The Computer Science Department ( at the University of Wyoming seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start in August 2019. We are seeking to build in the cybersecurity area and are especially interested in blockchain technology, network security, anomaly detection, (differential) privacy, and cryptography. Exceptional candidates in all areas of cybersecurity and those seeking more advanced ranks are also encouraged to apply. We are seeking individuals that will perform exciting, game-changing research. To enable new faculty to build their research labs, we offer generous startup packages, funding for multiple Ph.D. students, access to world-class supercomputing resources, and reduced teaching loads for pre-tenure faculty. Cybersecurity has been declared a priority area by the Governor of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Computer Science Department. This effort has the highest levels of support from the University of Wyoming administration and Wyoming state government.

By the time new hires start, our department expects to be designated as an NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity hires will be instrumental in building a strong research program within the new Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) Center and Lab.

The Computer Science Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science. Undergraduate programs are ABET accredited and include concentrations and certificates in Big Data, Cybersecurity, and Machine Learning.

The University of Wyoming is closely affiliated with the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) located 40 miles east of the University. The Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) at the University of Wyoming houses and supports a state of the art computing cluster. Startup packages will include additions to the existing cluster or to the CEDAR Lab, as appropriate. Faculty at UW have tremendous computing resources at their disposal to conduct groundbreaking science.


Assistant professors shall normally hold the terminal qualification in their discipline (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., MFA, etc.), and shall have demonstrated ability, through appropriate experience, to perform the functions of the position they are to hold.


Candidates must have completed (or expect to complete by August 2019) a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area. Expectations for new faculty include: establishing a vibrant, externally funded research program, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, and service to the department and/or college 


Applicants should exhibit evidence for excellent research by a record of publications in high-quality venues.


Applicants should complete the online application and submit the following for a complete application: A curriculum vitae together with brief statements of research and teaching interests. Additionally, they should identify one or two top publications. Applicants need to arrange to have at least three reference letters submitted to the Hiring Manager, James Caldwell at To ensure full consideration, applications should be completed by December 10, 2018, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

  • UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

    In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email

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Contact Information

  • COSC Search Committee
    Computer Science Dept
    University of Wyoming
    1000 E. University Ave DEPT 3315
    Laramie, WY 820702000
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