A socio-technical approach to cybersecurity recognizes that to protect and defend our information and critical infrastructure we must consider human, social, organizational, economic and technical factors, as well as the complex interactions among them, in the creation, maintenance, and operation of our systems and infrastructure. Thus, managing and mitigating risks to critical infrastructures will necessarily require fundamental advances in our understanding of the socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity.
The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (Maryland’s iSchool), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor or Professor position in socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. The successful candidate will engage in an active program of high-impact research; provide research advising to students at all levels; develop courses and teach in the College’s undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs; and engage in service to the profession and shared governance within the university.
The successful candidate will have a strong interest in research and teaching related to sociotechnical aspects of cybersecurity – the role that human, social, organizational, economic and technical factors, as well as the complex interaction among them, in the creation, maintenance, and operation of critical information resources, systems, and infrastructure. Within this broad domain are a wide range of specific topics, methodological approaches, theoretical perspectives, and disciplines. We welcome applications from scholars interested in any socio-technical aspect of cybersecurity who are working with research grounded in theory, rooted in empirical methods, and producing broadly applicable and transferable results that augment policy, knowledge, and practice.
We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publication records in interdisciplinary fields that include or blend social and behavioral sciences, economics, science and technology studies, law, computer science, informatics, information systems, and/or computer science. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.
Posted: December 10, 2018
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