Tufts University — Cyber Security and Policy Bridge Professor

Tufts University seeks to fill a newly-created Bridge Professorship in Cyber Security and Policy starting in September 2017. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. This interdisciplinary position is designed to bridge the technical and policy expertise necessary to advance the state of knowledge in cyber security and policy. We are looking for a scholar with a distinguished track record in research, teaching, and outreach in topics related to cyber security and policy. Broadly construed, this topic area includes: privacy; encryption; the role of power and conflict in cyberspace; public policy, international and domestic laws pertaining to cyber security; ethical and societal implications of cyber security; critical infrastructure protection and resiliency; automatic detection of vulnerabilities; measuring and modeling cyber security; reverse engineering and exploitation; and tools and techniques for understanding cyber security and policy.

Candidates are expected to have a history of making technical and policy contributions. The successful candidate will be expected to do research, teach, and provide leadership in cyber security and policy at Tufts University. Leadership at the university is expected to include creating new graduate programs. Teaching and service obligations will be shared between the host departments most fitting to the successful candidate.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement describing current and planned research, a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, the names and affiliations of three to five potential references, and an e-mail address and phone number at which the candidate may be reached. All application materials should be submitted online through https://apply.interfolio.com/36391. Letters of recommendation will be solicited only with the candidate’s explicit approval. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

The purposes of the Bridge Professorship are to strengthen expertise at Tufts in cyber security and policy, and to facilitate collaboration and funding opportunities with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the federal government, industry, and foundations. Inquiries about the position should be emailed to Katrina.Noyes@tufts.edu.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.