Post Doctoral/Visiting Faculty Positions - Cyber Security Education Research

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Job Description: 

Do you want to work on intellectually challenging problems that can help improve national cybersecurity posture? The Virginia Military Institute, the nation’s oldest state-sponsored Senior Military College, and a premier institute for leadership development, committed to exceptional preparation of citizen-soldiers, blending of research with education, and superb educational programs in cyber and national security.

We are seeking one or more highly motivated candidate(s), interested in cybersecurity research and education, particularly, AI applied to cybersecurity and cybersecurity education research, for a DoD-funded position as a postdoctoral fellow or a visiting faculty to join the team of the newly formed Cyber Defense Laboratory (CyDef). This position will focus on research and development of an evolutionary career-education platform on a cyber-Physical System (CPS) foundation, but will also provide opportunities to work on emerging problems of interest in cybersecurity research and education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in computer science, cyber security, software engineering or a related field
  • Experience in AI-based problem solving
  • Experience in predictive modeling using machine learning techniques
  • Track record of research and publications
  • Experience in analyzing large data sets, be proficient in at least one of the statistical programming languages R/Matlab/Python and have experience working on Unix/Linux systems and basic shell scripting
  • Proof of US Citizenship or permanent residency

Salary based on qualifications and experience. 

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits package.

This position is fully funded by a grant for the first year, and may be extended based on securing additional funds.

This position is expected to be performed on-site.

Candidates please apply online at:  Post-Doctoral/Visiting Faculty positions - Cybersecurity Education Research Job Application

On-line applications accepted until the position is filled.

Please include a resume, cover letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Criminal background check required for selected candidates. 

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal education and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.

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