Computer Science Hiring Faculty in Cybersecurity and Data Science

The NMSU Computer Science Department is hiring for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, one being in the broad area of cybersecurity and the other being in data science. In addition, the NMSU Klipsch School of Electrical & Computer Engineering is also expecting to have an open position in cybersecurity. All positions are expected to start in Fall 2017.

Direct position links: data science (CS); cybersecurity (CS); cybersecurity (ECE).

Please check back often at this page to see when the cybersecurity positions become official! Ads will also appear in ACM, CRA, CHE, and AcademicKeys. Stay tuned! [last updated: 17 Oct 2016]

A qualified applicant must be able to:

  1. Perform novel scholarly research in their area of expertise within computer science. Such research is expected to result in international recognition, significant publication, graduate student education and graduation, and funding at a self-sustaining level. Collaboration while maintaining unique, identifiable contribution is encouraged.
  2. Perform strong teaching in the area of computer science and in their area of expertise. Such teaching is expected to produce student learning outcomes that are measurably strong, and in line with NMSU and departmental expectations. Teaching will cover both the graduate and
    undergraduate levels.
  3. Successfully advise, mentor, and graduate both MS and PhD graduate students as they undertake research activities in the faculty’s area of expertise.
  4. Contribute to department, college, and university service needs; and perform service to the faculty’s scholarly research community.

Applications from women, members of traditionally under-represented groups, and other individuals interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community are strongly encouraged. Salary and the start-up package will be competitive.

The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, or in a closely-related discipline, by the time of appointment, along with evidence of excellence in research and teaching. We particularly solicit applications from candidates with attitude for collaborative research, whose research interests can complement and expand the existing expertise in the department.

The NMSU Computer Science department is a vibrant and growing department with 14 faculty, about 250 undergraduates (BS and BA) and 110 graduate students (MS and PHD). The BS degree program is ABET accredited. The nominal departmental teaching load is 2+2, with significant initial course release, and good opportunities for course buy-out and performance-based course release.

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features a mild high desert climate, desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains. NMSU is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

New Mexico State University is an EEO/AA Employer. All university positions are contingent upon availability of funding. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.