Assistant Professor of Networking & Security - Computer Science - 13498


The department of Computer Science in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Networking and Security beginning August 2018. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, research, and service to the university, profession and community. Research expertise should complement existing faculty expertise.


Responsibilities include teaching 12 credits per semester (including undergraduate and graduate courses) in support of the department's programs; maintaining an active program of scholarly development; and participating in grant writing and service activities including (but not limited to) advising students, program assessment, and curriculum development. Candidate is also expected to contribute to program development in cyber security. More information regarding the programs offered by the department can be found at: www.uww.edu/cs.


Minimum Qualifications: 

An earned doctorate or ABD [ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2018; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2019 in advance of their first scheduled review] in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering is required. 

Highly Desired Qualifications:

Research emphasis in Networking and Security, including but not limited to, cloud or mobile security, internet of things and security, machine learning and data analytics applied to security, trusted computing,computer forensics, reverse malware engineering, security through hardware, data privacy, and applied cryptography. Exceptional applicants in other areas of research will also be considered. Demonstrable commitment to excellence in teaching and continued scholarly activity, grant writing as well as disciplinary affiliation and leadership ability in computer science are also desirable. 


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-W is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-W is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: http://www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of university design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. 

UW-W is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans. 


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


UW-Whitewater embraces the teacher-scholar model. New faculty are provided with additional resources to ensure a strong start in their teaching and research activities. A first-year professional development program is also provided to all new faculty, including participation in ACUE’s Course in Effective Teaching Practices (http://acue.org). UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org). 


Applications received by January 15, 2018 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Tricia Borchardt
Academic Department Associate


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application credential packet consists of (as a single pdf):

  • A letter of application;
  • Curriculum vita;
  • Reflective statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Research statement;
  • Copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position);
  • Names and contact information for three (3) references;
  • In addition, three (3) letters of recommendation (with candidate name in the subject line), must be sent to cssearch@uww.edu by the referees directly.

This Job ID is 13498.

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