Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science - 17790


The Department of Computer Science in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track or tenured Assistant/Associate Professor position in the area of cybersecurity, networking, or related areas beginning August 2022. Rank will be determined at time of hire. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity and computer science programs, research, and service to the university, community, and profession. Research and teaching expertise should complement existing faculty expertise and should include cybersecurity, information privacy, computer/wireless networking, computer systems, or other related areas.


The successful candidate will become part of the online M.S. program in Cybersecurity as well as the Computer Science B.S. and M.S. programs. The successful candidate will be expected to assist with teaching one or more of the courses offered in areas such as malware analysis, intrusion detection, cryptography, computer networking, or cloud computing. The successful candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda that engages undergraduate and graduate students, results in publications, and contributes to advancing the department, university, profession, and society. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.

Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in computer science, cybersecurity, computer engineering, electrical engineering, information systems, or other related areas is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2023 in advance of their first scheduled review.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate and graduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as active member of the university community.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Full-Time teaching responsibilities include courses in malware analysis, intrusion detection, cryptography, computer networking, cloud computing, and supervision of undergraduate internships or graduate capstone projects. Research expectations include publications in peer reviewed journals or conferences and grant writing. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage undergraduate and graduate students in research or other scholarly and creative activities. Service responsibilities include committee service at the departmental, college, and university levels as well as participation in community organizations and the discipline as relevant to the candidate’s expertise and interest. Faculty at UW-W may be required to teach in a variety of formats, including in-person, online and/or in a hybrid format, or courses in the evenings.


The Department of Computer Science (https://www.uww.edu/cls/departments/computer-science) is housed in the College of Letters and Sciences (https://www.uww.edu/cls). Our department supports nearly 350 undergraduate majors in computer science, as well as 140 undergraduate minors in computer science, cybersecurity, data science, bioinformatics, and website development and administration. The department will also offer an undergraduate major in cybersecurity starting in Spring 2022. Graduate programs supported by the department include Master of Science programs in Computer Science (primarily on-campus) and in Cybersecurity (fully online, in collaboration with the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business and Economics). The faculty in the department have been actively engaging in research and education grants funded by federal agencies that include the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Labor.

Cybersecurity Center for Business at UW-Whitewater

UW-Whitewater’s Cybersecurity Center for Business (CCB) offers cybersecurity education, training, and resources for businesses, educational institutions, and governments. Under the collaboration of CCB and cybersecurity faculty, UW-Whitewater has been awarded two significant federal grants worth over 3 million dollars in total. These grant-funded projects, along with anticipated future CCB-led grant projects, will provide resources in instruction and practice for the faculty in the Cybersecurity academic programs.


Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater 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 13-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).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

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-Whitewater 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 System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.


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 10, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or hrstudent@uww.edu .

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. Hien Nguyen
Search Committee Chair
Department of Computer Science


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:
  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research statement
  • Diversity statement that shares your strengths and prior experiences in mentoring, teaching, or otherwise working with diverse students;
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Names and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time)
  • Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position)
  • Student teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Two sample publications
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