Homeland/Cybersecurity - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor(s)

Posted: 12/19/17 | SHARE:


Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany is seeking applicants for one or more tenured and tenure-track faculty positions in the growing field of cyber intel, cyber policy and law, interrelationships between critical infrastructure and cyber applications as well as data analytics to aid homeland security. The position is open with respect to sub-field specialization, but we are particularly interested in applicants focusing on risk analysis, cyber warfare, cyber intelligence, cyber-crime, information assurance, vulnerability assessment, critical infrastructure, cyber physical systems, governance, privacy and civil liberties. The rank is open.

As the first college of its kind in the nation, the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is projected to grow over the next five years as it establishes both undergraduate and graduate academic programs in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity.  The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to seeing the College 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 mission of the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is to support high-quality academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, 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.

UAlbany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education, and has longstanding partnerships with key security and emergency response agencies across the State.  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 provides an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held in these organizations and agencies.  All faculty members in the College will join a research lab, where they will have the opportunity to work with faculty members from various disciplines from across the University.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the project, many faculty will have joint appointments with other schools and colleges at the University at Albany (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).  The unique model of the College places its faculty in a highly collaborative core, while also fostering interaction with a large interdisciplinary network throughout the University.  Across the University, a rich learning and research 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.




  • The successful candidate will hold a PhD or ABD* in an appropriate field such as Informatics, Information Studies, Information Science, Computer Science, Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy, Homeland Security or allied field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • 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 using a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively employ mixed mode qualitative/quantitative approaches and that can contribute to the University at Albany's data analytics program.
  • 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.

*Please note that candidates who are expected to receive their PhD within the first year of appointment will be considered. 

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Open Rank Professor

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

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Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Writing sample or publication
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD and assistant professors)
  • Applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information for three references. 

Special Note: Once applications have been initially screened, candidates will receive notification of how to submit three letters of reference through Interview Exchange

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A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Expected start date is September 1, 2018.

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