The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of computer engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity. The appointment shall be in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are not limited to cybersecurity, software engineering, networking, computer systems and architecture, theory of computer science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and biometric identification.
West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown is a safe, inclusive and family-friendly community with a regional population of about 137,000 residents and is ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. It lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov and http://www.wvu.edu .
The Statler College of WVU currently has eight academic departments with over 4,200 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for the accomplishments of its faculty, students, and alumni. The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering has significant research and teaching activities in the areas of cybersecurity, computer vision, machine learning, and biometric identification. Moreover, through its collaboration with WVU's comprehensive Health Sciences Center (HSC), the Department conducts cutting-edge work in the fields of neuroscience and digital health. WVU is designated by the NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Research and Cyber Defense Education. WVU is the founding site in the multi-university Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) with many center-funded opportunities for new faculty working in biometrics, machine learning, and computer vision. In 2018, the Lane Department launched a new undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and offers both undergraduate and graduate areas of emphasis in Cybersecurity. Significant resources are available to attract top-notch students into the program. For instance, a recent grant from the National Science Foundation has created 120 annual scholarships over five years for undergraduates studying cybersecurity. The Department also offers a graduate area of emphasis in Computational Data Science. The Department is home to a master's in Software Engineering program that is fully online and highly ranked.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.