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Cybersecurity - Open Rank

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Please be prepared to attach your cv, letter of interest, a research statement, a writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness. You will also need to enter the names and e-mail addresses for three references.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Cybersecurity - Open Rank
Requisition Number FTFR001024
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College College of Computer and Information Science
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Tenured/Tenure Track
Posting Date 10/02/2017

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks nominations and applications from leading scholars for the position of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, tenure/tenure-track, in the area(s) of cyber security, privacy, ethics, and resilience (all broadly defined), with an expected start date of Fall 2018. We welcome applications from scholars working in any combination of these areas and are especially interested in those that focus on key issues in cybersecurity and privacy as they relate to applied ethics, human behavior, economics, institutions and policy. Interdisciplinary expertise in computational methods, data science, social science and/or humanities is preferred. This is an interdisciplinary position and candidates will be considered for joint appointments across suitable colleges and departments. The successful candidate will have a distinguished scholarly record and demonstrated potential for excellence in leadership and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The position will facilitate cross-college teaching, research and collaboration between the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the College of Computer and Information Science. The position will also support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching and contribute to the Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute (, the Global Resilience Institute (, and/or the Security & Resilience Studies program ( The candidate who fills this position will share the college’s commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


Candidates must have a PhD or its equivalent at the time of appointment.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of interest, a research statement, a writing sample, and evidence of effective teaching along with the names and e-mail addresses for three references. Full dossiers will be requested for first-round interviews.
To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Rory Smead at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Research Statement
  5. Other
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