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University of Idaho
Idaho Falls
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Posted: 10/23/2017
Regular Faculty, Computer Science IGEM

University of Idaho

Regular Faculty, Computer Science IGEM

Location: Idaho Falls

Division/College: College of Engineering

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $95,000 DOE

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The University of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in

Computer Science at the Assistant Professor level with an emphasis in:

cybersecurity of industrial control systems. Additional expertise in information

assurance, computer and network security defense, embedded systems

security, reverse engineering, penetration testing, security analytics, digital

forensics and/or cyber intelligence is beneficial.

This position is located at University Place in Idaho Falls, at the Center for

Advanced Energy Studies (CAES ) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL ). The

successful candidate will have an earned PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field and demonstrated a strong commitment to research and teaching primarily in the graduate (MS and PhD) computer science field. Preferred candidates will be eligible to receive a Department of Energy security clearance.

This faculty will become a member of the research Center for Secure and Dependable Systems (CSDS ). Significant startup funding for research support will be extended to help the new appointee establish a successful career and develop an externally funded research program. The UI Idaho Falls program is graduate only, but some upper division undergraduate video conferenced classes may be sourced from Idaho Falls.

The University of Idaho's College of Engineering has received a $2.1 million Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM ) grant to build educational and research capacity in Security Management of Cyber Physical Control Systems (CPCS ). CPCS are the systems that underpin key sectors of our national economy, from our transportation network to our water supply to the fundamental elements of our power grid. The team will work with industry (including INL ) and other universities (including Boise State University and Idaho State University) to develop products and build expertise to protect these vital systems including foster technology transfer/commercialization to strengthen and expand the workforce by delivering cyber security expertise to Idaho industry and improve the talent pipeline with computer science and engineering graduates.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in Computer Science, Computer

Engineering, or a closely related field.

• Excellent written skills as demonstrated through a track record of journal


• Experience working with collaborating entities.

• Experience conducting numerical analysis and managing experimental


• Experience analyzing and managing data.

• Experience teaching students.

• Experience mentoring graduate students and new researchers in a research


• Authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Expertise in cybersecurity of industrial control systems. Additional expertise in

embedded systems security, computer and network security, or digital


• Experience with reverse engineering hardware and/or software.

• Experience with malware analysis.

• Industrial control systems and Operations Technology (OT) experience

• Applied knowledge of cybersecurity of power and energy systems.

• Current national security clearance (DOE or DOD ), or the ability to obtain a

security clearance.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Posting Number: F000625P

Posting Date: 10/19/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Applicants that apply by November 27, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Position will remain open until a sufficient pool of applicants have been identified.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement


University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.