RIT is hiring tenure track positions in Cybersecurity, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Data Science and more.
Leading researchers with a strong record of securing funding and publishing top papers, who are also effective collaborators, mentors, and educators. Apply below
Growth in research
RIT has grown in research ranking #68 in US News for Computer Science and #63 in CSRankings.org, while maintaining a strong commitment to education (#28 in Cybersecurity, US News). Our computing college alone is home to 8 NSF CAREER Award winners.
A Unique Opportunity
RIT is making a major investment in cybersecurity, having recently received a $20 million gift to support our cybersecurity programs, including building the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute (ESL GCI). ESL GCI brings together over 27 faculty from across the Institute to address the growing challenges in cybersecurity with an interdisciplinary approach and to establish RIT as a leader in the field.
Recently, we have attracted faculty with excellent research records, including multiple publications in venues like IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security, CCS (2018 Outstanding Paper Award finalist), NDSS, INFOCOM, and more. Our researchers engage in a wide variety of topics in cybersecurity, broadly defined, including software security, hardware security, understanding hate speech in social media, and deepfake detection as just a few examples. A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of ESL GCI, playing a critical role in advancing research and education in cybersecurity and collaborating across departments and colleges.
We welcome qualified candidates to apply now to the following open positions:
- Apply Here for Endowed Professor position in Cybersecurity
- Apply here for Tenure Track position in our School of Interactive Games & Media, with focus on Game Design and Development
- Apply Here for Tenure Track position in Criminal Justice and Public Policy (College of Liberal Arts)
Unique Features of RIT
- A college just for Computing and Information Sciences
- Largest college at RIT
- One of the largest and most comprehensive computing colleges in the US
- The first department in the US for Computing Security (est. 2012)
- Strong ties to industry, government
- Great College to Work For (Chronicle of Higher Ed., 2012)
- #4 university in list of Best Midsize Employers (Forbes, 2019)
The RIT campus is about six miles from downtown Rochester—just minutes away if you want to explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, cultural, and employment opportunities.
About ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute at RIT
At RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute, we educate and train cybersecurity professionals; develop new cybersecurity and AI-based knowledge for industry, academia, and government; and perform systems and network security testing for a wide range of partners. Opened in 2021, and home to the state-of-the-art Cyber Range, ESL GCI offers unparalleled opportunities for research, testing, and training.
Learn more about the ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute
About Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT
The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences’ academic programs prepare future leaders, thinkers, and innovators in theoretical and applied aspects of computing and information sciences, providing a foundation for successful careers and life-long learning as technology and its role in a global society continues to evolve. Experiential learning, including professional practice and engagement in research and scholarly activities, are central to and enhance our students’ education.
Our faculty and students advance the fields of computing and information sciences through a robust scholarly agenda focusing on computing foundations, emerging technologies, interdisciplinary applications, and user-centered design of computing-based solutions to effectively address challenges faced by individuals, organizations, and a global society.
Learn more about the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
For more information, contact Chair of Computing Security, Dr. Matthew Wright:
Women and underrepresented minorities are especially welcome to apply.
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