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Assistant or Associate Professor for Cybersecurity
Purdue University

Date Posted Jan. 23, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor for Cybersecurity
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department Computer and Information Technology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

Job Summary

Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Department of Computer and Information Technology invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) position at the West Lafayette campus beginning in August 2023. Exceptional candidates are sought to join our fast-growing department and academic programs. The department's mission focuses primarily on teaching, scholarship through applied research, and industry/professional engagement. The position is in the area of cybersecurity, focusing on Application and System Security (e.g., Application security, code security and malware analysis, cyber-physical systems security, critical infrastructure security, or related areas).

Responsibilities include developing an active research program, participating in both undergraduate and graduate course delivery and development in related topics as the department builds on its long-standing cybersecurity programs, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and engagement with industry, the community, and colleagues within the computing discipline.

College and Department

Purdue University is a leading land-grant, research-intensive university. Purdue’s strategic plan is focused on enhancing student success with careers in a dynamic global society, enhancing interdisciplinary discovery and discoveries into innovations with economic impact, and utilizing the assets of the institution to address the grand challenges of humanity. Purdue Polytechnic Institute is one of ten academic colleges within Purdue University. As one of six academic departments in our college, the Computer and Information Technology Department prepares students from BS, MS and PhD to apply advanced technology in industry and government. Additional information about the department can be found at


All candidates must have an earned PhD degree in cybersecurity, computer and information technology, computer science, or a related field by the start of employment.

Application Process

All candidates must apply via SuccessFactors:

Screening of applications will begin January 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) with complete contact information of three references, diversity statement, teaching statement and research statement. Optionally, applicants may include copies of relevant publications.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Diversity and Inclusion

Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  

Free and Open Inquiry

Purdue University, the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and the Department of Computer and Information Technology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. 

  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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