Department Seeks to Hire Faculty Members

Posted On October 22, 2018
Categories Department News

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for four faculty positions to begin in August 2019. The first three positions are funded by Georgia State’s Next Generation Faculty Program, which aims to build broadly recognized strength around core and emerging research and scholarly themes that have strategic importance to the university.

Tenure-Track or Tenured Associate or Full Professor (Financial Technology, Cybersecurity, and Public Safety)

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position. The position is open to candidates with an established publication and funding record, who can be hired at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applicants must have technical and methodological expertise related to cybersecurity and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. All areas within cybersecurity will be considered; however, expertise in evidence-based cybersecurity, cybersecurity of blockchain applications and technologies, privacy and security in the fintech industry, and privacy aware computing is preferred. They must have an established record of scholarship that has resulted in, and will continue to result in, publications in premier journals and conference proceedings. They should also have had an established track of securing external funding or the potential to attract external funding from national agencies as well as industry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in computer science or related disciplines from a nationally accredited university or international equivalent. Ideal candidates will possess strong theoretical development skills and be able to apply cutting-edge methodologies.

This position is part of Georgia State’s strategic initiative to lead in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, and future crime and technology policy. The initiative is a collaborative effort between Computer Information Systems (Robinson College of Business), Computer Science, Psychology (both in the College of Arts and Sciences) and Criminal Justice and Criminology (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies).

For more details or to apply for the position, visit

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (CyberSecurity – Trans Cultural Violence and Extremism)

Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant/associate rank in cyber security. Recognizing that non-state and state-sponsored actors now seek to destroy, incapacitate, or exploit infrastructures to threaten national security, we are seeking a faculty member with an active research program in the means and methodologies of how such groups expand their power and influence through attacks in and through the online environment. The targeted hire should bring expertise in discerning patterns in malevolent hacker behavior, identifying sources of online propaganda, and/or detecting and developing profiles for insider threat. Competitive candidates should ideally be able to demonstrate evidence of effort in attracting grant, contract or other extramural funding.

The hire will join an interdisciplinary team of Georgia State scholars working on Transcultural Conflict and Violent Extremism (TCVE), with their home department negotiable. TCVE brings together scholars from Anthropology, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Global Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Religious Studies, and a dozen, competitively selected, Presidential Ph.D. Fellows to better understand the causes and solutions regarding conflict and violent extremism happening around the globe. Our team has received support for its research program from DOJ, DHS, the British Foreign Council, NSF, NIJ, and the Department of Defense, among others.

For more details or to apply for the position, visit

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor (Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics)

Georgia State University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate level in the areas of computational genomics and bioinformatics. This candidate will join a new interdisciplinary cluster of faculty from public health, computer science, and biomedical sciences as part of a university-wide effort to deepen a select number of strong research areas. Candidates should have a strong background in one of the following areas: bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematical modeling, and data analysis. A Ph.D. in computer science, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical engineering, or related areas is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong record of independent or collaborative research and teaching and a strong potential for securing external funding. Georgia State University has a significant strength in biomedical sciences, particularly in infectious disease, microbial pathogenesis, inflammation, and immunity. We expect the successful candidates to be able to work with a team of faculty members from Computer Science, Public Health, Mathematics and Statistics, the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Biology, the Neuroscience Institute and/or the Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics (CDT) to synergistically advance biomedical science research at GSU.

For more details or to apply for the position, visit Applications are due by February 1, 2019.

Full-Time Lecturer

The Department of Computer Science invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching a wide variety of undergraduate courses to a diverse student body, but the successful candidate should have a specialization in software engineering, with a possible secondary area of expertise in data science. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate expertise in teaching innovation. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching undergraduate computer science courses.

At Georgia State University, lecturers play a significant role in achieving the mission of the university. To recognize this, there is a clear career path that includes opportunities for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer. This path mirrors the process for tenure-track faculty.

For more details or to apply for the position, visit Applications are due by March 15, 2019.