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Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative

The National Security Institute (NSI) Cluster is part of an Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative, undertaken in accordance with SUNY 2020 plan to hire 250 faculty members. The interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society’s most vexing challenges through the collaboration of natural, life, and social sciences; technology; medicine; humanities; policy; business; and the arts. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to strategically place Stony Brook University on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning and engagement.

Cluster Hires in National Security Institute (NSI)

Stony Brook University as the flagship university of the State University of New York System is establishing the National Security Institute (NSI). The NSI vision and its core mission are bold: to secure our homeland by researching and developing technologies and insights for secure, trustworthy, and available communications and computing platforms. NSI's goal is to become a world leader in research, the education of professionals, security technology, business and policy, and raising awareness. NSI will span multiple disciplines and establish public-private partnerships to develop new holistic socio-technological solutions for securing our highly-digital societies; it will engage not only in research but also in the education of professionals in defense, national and cyber-security, assurance, healthcare, and policy. A comprehensive assurance education program will be established, to train not only Stony Brook students but also the broader corporate and academic community. NSI will leverage the team’s strengths to spawn a steady stream of successful security-centric technology startups.

During the next few years, NSI will recruit a total of six new faculty members whose research interests span a wide spectrum of areas, including Computing Hardware Security, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Security, Health Technologies Security, Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks, Big Data Security and Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance and Policy among others.

Academic appointments for cluster faculty will be based on their areas of research and will be hosted as appropriate, in the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Psychology, Applied Math, the College of Business and the School of Health Technology and Management. A number of these positions will be joint appointments.


Three Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Currently we seek three tenure-track faculty members at the assistant or associate professor level to begin in the Fall of 2014. In this round of recruitment, applications from candidates with expertise in Computing Hardware Security, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Security, and Health Technology Security are particularly encouraged but the multi-year search includes also areas such as Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks, Big Data Security and Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance and Policy among others.

Required Qualifications: PhD from an accredited institution in corresponding field (electrical engineering, computer science, psychology, applied math, business, law, or a closely related field) and significant world-class research related to cyber-security, privacy and regulatory compliance (note that there are positions in multiple departments).


Application Procedure

Applicants should apply online at https://nsi-hiring.cs.stonybrook.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For a full position description, visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. #F-8255-13-10).

Stony Brook University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Stony Brook is an extremely robust and fecund environment for research and a large number of intra-university and industrial collaboration opportunities exist.

 

About Stony Brook

About Stony Brook

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook University Medical Center is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

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