Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

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Job Title: Assistant Professor /Associate Professor/ Professor in Cybersecurity and Dependability

The Computer Science program in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) invites applications for multiple faculty positions at all levels (Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor) in the broad areas of Cybersecurity and Dependability.

These openings are in context with the recently created Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center (RC3). The RC3 center aims at developing the emerging area of Resilient Computing in symbiosis with classical Cybersecurity paradigms, fulfilling the innovative vision – followed by an increasing number of stakeholders – that “Resilience is the Cybersecurity of the XXI century”.


KAUST is an international, graduate-only research university with researchers from over 100 nationalities, located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia less than an hour drive north of Jeddah. KAUST offers outstanding research facilities, internationally competitive salaries, and generous research funding from KAUST as well as other funding opportunities through industry collaborations.

KAUST attracts top international faculty, scientists, engineers and students to conduct curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges. KAUST has an award-winning campus to live, work, study and play that is designed to inspire and motivate students, employees and their families to maintain an active lifestyle.

The community members enjoy elementary and secondary schools, health clinic, on-demand as well as scheduled transportations, thematic community clubs, as well as several fitness and outdoor sports installations including sea-faring sports.

On the cultural and leisure side, KAUST fosters the arts with a performance theater for concerts and plays as well as a movie theater, besides numerous dining options and the Red Sea just steps away

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We welcome candidates with a PhD in Computer Science and/or Engineering, Informatics, or related areas, with a strong background in the theory and practice of one or more of : Security/Privacy and/or Dependability/Fault-Tolerance of Distributed Systems and Networks and/or Real-Time and Embedded Systems.

We expect documented experience about systems knowledge of one or more of: cloud/Internet computing and communication; peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructures; blockchain and ledger technology; cyber-physical and Internet-of-Things systems (CPS, IoT); software-defined and/or vehicular networking (SDN, VN); digital health technologies.

We consider as an advantage – all relevant research sub-areas of the above being contemplated – documented research experience in design, verification, and/or evaluation, in the following sub-areas: dependable and/or secure distributed systems and networks; trusted computing and execution environments; threat and intrusion detection/prevention systems; dependable and/or secure distributed blockchain and ledger systems; privacy of biomedical, financial or social data.

Applicants should show exceptional research merit, including strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals, as well as research projects experience. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. High priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work proposal.

We consider as an advantage, track record – according to the candidate’s career experience – in team leading, mentoring PhD candidates, research project definition and management, graduate-level teaching, research collaboration with industrial partners. Senior candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership and reputation in their field.

A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at graduate level, build and lead a research group of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Documents Required

Please complete the Interfolio application form and upload the following materials:

 Complete curriculum vitae, contact address, with a list of projects, publications, and other achievements, as well as clear evidence of documented experience in the research areas and sub-areas requested above.

 A research plan, in context with the strategic lines of the RC3 center.

 A statement of teaching interests.

 The names and contact information for at least 3 references.

Applications will be received and evaluated through rolling cut-off date periods (please see below) until all positions are filled. The review committee will put the best effort to inform all applicants of the status of their applications, within a reasonable delay after each cut-off date.

Application Deadline

Oct 03, 2022

Official Notification

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