Job ID: 221820

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Cyber Studies

University of Tulsa

  • Sep. 21, 2023
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Cyber Studies
  • School of Cyber Studies
  • University of Tulsa
    Tulsa, OK
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences

With the ambitious goal of becoming a research-intensive R1 institution and a top 75 school, the University of Tulsa (TU) is investing and expanding in several strategic research areas. To support this growth initiative, the newly formed College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Tulsa will significantly increase its faculty in the next 5 years and seeks inspired, driven faculty to join us in this mission.

The University of Tulsa is in Tulsa, with a metro area population of over 1,000,000.  With more than $1 billion in endowment, The University of Tulsa is a private university with approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Natural Sciences, and Law. TU is one of the top 100 private U.S. research institutions and Oklahoma’s highest-ranked private university based on US News and World Report data. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has a strong national, international, and global reputation for Energy and Cyber Security with long-standing scholarship for service programs supported by the NSF and the National Security Agency.  TU has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and Research since 2000 and was one of the first 14 institutions awarded this distinction. US News recently ranked TU #23 nationally for cybersecurity academic programs. In 2021, TU established an interdisciplinary School of Cyber Studies offering B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Already, the School has over 180 student majors, including the university’s largest Ph.D. program, and is expected to keep growing rapidly.

TU continues to develop unique assets in cyber that faculty can leverage. In 2023, TU launched the Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute with $24 million seed funding to scale cyber research, commercialization, and workforce development.  The National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) Lab is hosted on the TU campus and operated by the US Secret Service. Established in 2008, this one-of-a-kind lab develops methods to extract and analyze digital evidence in embedded devices, trains law enforcement on cyber investigation tools, and conducts research on identifying new techniques for improving digital evidence collection.

The School of Cyber Studies invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level with expertise in any areas of cyber security and privacy. We are especially interested in the following: cyber operations, incident response, system security, and critical infrastructure protection. Successful applicants will be required to teach; advise and mentor graduate students; develop a strong independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. The successful applicant will collaborate with current faculty to develop and teach courses in cyber operations and lead efforts to secure designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations; and lead collaborative efforts between the School of Cyber Studies and NCFI lab on high-impact research, education, and outreach initiatives.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to cyber studies. Candidates with relevant non-academic experience are encouraged to apply.



Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four (can be between 3 – 5) references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses)

Application reviews will begin on October 1st, 2023, and will continue until all positions are filled It is anticipated the appointment will begin Fall 2024.


The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/ Veteran.


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