Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Information Assurance and Cybersecurity-University of Washington iSchool

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

The University of Washington Information School (iSchool) is searching for an Assistant Professor in the area of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. We seek an exceptional individual who works at the intersection of the technical, social, organizational, and human-centered dimensions of cybersecurity. The school is expanding our undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. Candidates will be expected to engage in high-quality/high-impact, leading edge research and teaching that makes a difference. We are especially interested in individuals with expertise in one or more of the following:

– Managing security within an organization

– Network and system security including secure coding, digital forensics

– Usable privacy and security, human-centered security, human-centered privacy

– Public policy issues around privacy and security

– Economics of computer privacy and security

– Privacy and security in new technologies such as social media

Our new colleague will join a diverse, multi-disciplinary and inclusive information school. Faculty members teach across our undergraduate and graduate programs. Technical expertise is highly valued, but the human, social, and organizational dimensions are critical. Candidates must work at that intersection. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. This will be a full-time 9 month appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree by date of appointment.

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, statement of teaching and research, a diversity statement (see below), names and contact information for three referees, and one sample of the applicant’s publications in PDF. These should be sent via email, with “Cybersecurity” in the subject line, to:

Dr. Ricardo Gomez (

Chair, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Search Committee

UW, Information School

Box 352840

Seattle, WA 98195-2840


Diversity Statement

The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages: