OPEN POSITION: Cybersecurity Center Director
Tenure/Tenure-Track: Open Rank or Professor of Practice (Faculty Position dependent on qualifications)
About the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center:
The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center, a joint center between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the Texas A&M University, conducts basic and applied research in Cybersecurity, provides educational and training opportunities for students and next generation workforce, and works with industry and federal and state agencies in solving national Cybersecurity challenges.
The Cybersecurity Center is driven by about 15 faculty across multiple departments and conducts research in areas including hardware, software, network and application level security with applications in blockchain, machine learning, , autonomous cars and robots, biochips, brain-computer interfaces, manufacturing, social networks and critical infrastructure such as power grid systems. The Center collaborates with faculty in the Bush school of public policy on privacy and cybersecurity policy related issues.
The Cybersecurity Center conducts various education and training exercises for students including Capture the Flag events, Hackathons, short courses to provide hands on experience. The Center also offers continuing education classes to industry. The center is one of the few around the country that holds the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designations in Research (CAE-R), Education (CAE CDE), and Cyber Operations (CAE-CO).
The Director of the Center is expected to provide leadership for these activities, expand the collaborations both internally and with external parties and raise the national profile of A&M in this area. Interested applicants can apply to either a tenured/tenure track – open rank position or as a professor of practice, according to their qualifications.
The Director of Cybersecurity Center develops, directs, and implements Center’s R&D, workforce development, and technology commercialization objectives and initiatives. The director ensures that Center’s activities will establish, maintain and increase the center’s competitive position and sustainability. The director fosters collaboration and opportunity between faculty, researchers and other centers at Texas A&M, government, industry, and other organizations. The director works in close collaboration with the heads of the Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments to align goals and outcomes and establish the value added to the department and must hold credentials that allow appointment to the engineering faculty. The director is expected to maintain current sponsor and client relationships as well as develop relationships with new clients and in new market areas. The director is expected to maintain and expand the R&D, workforce development, and technology commercialization activities and accomplishments of the Center. The director relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/80853. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin September 2021.
About Texas A&M University:
Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 68,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $890 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit the Dean of Faculties website. With over 500 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 16,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and seventh in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The college is also ranked 17th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the College second in research expenditures at $278 million.