Bank of America Endowed Chair in Cyber Security

Bank of America Endowed Chair in Cyber Security

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) is seeking an accomplished scholar and visionary leader to assume the role of Bank of America Endowed Chair in Cyber Security. UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university nestled in one of America's fastest growing and most diverse cities. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and impactful community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte is committed to working collaboratively with community partners to address the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region in line with the community's focus on racial equity and economic mobility.

Enrollment exceeds 30,000 students - making it the third largest university in the UNC System. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest growing institution in the UNC System, comprising nine academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor's degrees, 65 Master's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 1,019 passionate and committed faculty members and more than 120,000 living alumni.

This accomplished scholar will be part of the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI). CCI at UNC Charlotte is one of the most comprehensive and innovative computing colleges in the country. With over 140 faculty and staff and 4,800 students, CCI graduates more than 1,300 Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. holders a year. The College is organized in four academic units: Department of Computer Science (CS), Department of Software and Information Systems (SIS), Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics (BiG) and the School of Data Science (SDS). CCI has distinct research strengths in AI & Machine Learning, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Computational Bioinformatics & Genomics, Human-Centered Design, High-Performance Computing and CS education. Located in Charlotte, the largest and fastest growing city in the Carolinas, CCI engages with the community and neighboring industries around common social, research, and development initiatives. The College is an active innovation partner with every major industry in the region.

The ideal candidate for this position is a highly motivated researcher with an international reputation for research excellence and demonstrated leadership in interdisciplinary, convergent, or collaborative research programs. The College is interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy and human data and analysis, emerging threats with AI and quantum computing, or areas closely related thereto.
The hired candidate is expected to:
  • Contribute significantly to the advancement of computing and informatics by maintaining an internationally recognized program of sponsored research
  • Develop and lead interdisciplinary, convergent, or collaborative research projects
  • Supervise students and mentor postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty
  • Teach and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Take a leading role in professional service and department, college, and university affairs

The University seeks candidates who bring the following skills and experiences:
  • Demonstrated record of extramurally-funded research (including current research) and peer-review scholarship related to contemporary issues in computational analysis, artificial intelligence, data analytics, or closely related areas (as detailed in ‘The Role' above)
  • Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring of students
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead collaborative, high-impact research that expands the breadth and depth of an institution's or department's research portfolio
  • Experience developing funded university-industry-government research collaborations
  • Evidence of contributions to professional service and department, college, and university affairs

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline. The ideal candidate is expected to have a demonstrated impact at the senior Associate or Full Professor level (it is possible for a current Associate Professor to be hired into this role as a Full Professor with the necessary experience and qualifications). Other ‘rising stars' are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will hold their faculty position within the Department of Computer Science, in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI).

Applications should include 1) a curriculum vitae and 2) a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply. To receive the full position profile, as well as to submit inquiries, nominations, and applications, please contact:

Martin M. Baker, Managing Partner
Chelsie Whitelock, Principal Buffkin/Baker
10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 190
Brentwood, TN 37027

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

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