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Multiple Tenure-Track Positions, Norfolk State University

The Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University seeks applications for multiple tenure-track Computer Science positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin January 2018.


Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to advise students; develop curricula; serve on departmental, school, and university committees; perform appropriate scholarly and service activities; and obtain external funding supporting research.


Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Information Technology. Candidates without the earned doctorate will be considered but degree must be completed by January 1, 2018. Candidate must also possess a record of excellence in research, as appropriate for the candidate’s rank, and a commitment to teaching excellence. Specialization is open, with preference given to candidates who can teach and perform research courses at both the undergraduate and master’s levels in the following areas:

  • Computer organization, computer architecture, systems programming, human computer interaction (HCI) courses
  • Computer networking, internet programming, systems and application administration, or a range of cybersecurity courses
    • Foundations: Theory of security and privacy, models of trust, models of risk, methods of secure communication and computation, cryptography, threat modeling, anonymity-based models, and knowledge hiding models
    • Secure Systems: secure operating systems, databases, networks, secure distributed systems, secure cloud systems, secure web browsers, embedded systems, and mobile devices
    • Privacy: Data and computation privacy, anonymization techniques for users and their data, and private information retrieval
    • Security and Privacy Applications: Cyberphysical systems, computer forensics, malware analysis, vulnerability analysis, human-centric security, law and public policy, electronic commerce

Salary / Rank

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

A candidate for this position must submit online (https://www.nsu.edu/president/human-resources/index) a complete Commonwealth of Virginia state application, cover letter to address teaching philosophy, transcripts, the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references, and a curriculum vitae.

Address documents to:

Dr. Aurelia T. Williams
Computer Science
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

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