Career Opportunities

Empire Innovation Professor – Cybersecurity and Computer Systems

Department of Computer Science
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University’s Department of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position with an expected starting date of Fall 2022.  We seek candidates that will complement and enhance our current strengths in cybersecurity and computer systems, broadly defined. We are also open to interdisciplinary candidates that specialize in cybersecurity/computer systems and another area such as AI/machine learning. Although the position is expected to be filled at the Associate Professor, exceptional candidates at other ranks will be considered.  The position includes the title of SUNY Empire Innovation Professor.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related discipline, have outstanding scholarly records and stellar potential in their field of study, and demonstrate a sincere commitment to teaching and mentoring.  The department values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for all students. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented groups.

The Department of Computer Science currently has 56 full-time faculty members and is undergoing a period of rapid growth. The department is housed in a new state-of-the-art 70,000 sq ft building and also occupies parts of other buildings. The department is either home to or has significant partnerships with several interdisciplinary centers on campus with our faculty playing leadership roles.  They include the Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation, National Security Institute (NSI), Center for Visual Computing (CVC), Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and Institute of Advanced Computational Science (IACS). More information about the department is available from its web site

Stony Brook University, one of four research-intensive campuses within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is widely regarded as its flagship. It is among the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings and is a member of the prestigious Association of American  Universities, composed of the top 62 research institutions in North America. Located approximately 60 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island’s beautiful North Shore, Stony Brook encompasses 13 schools and colleges; a Research and Development Park; world-class athletics facilities; and Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. Stony Brook has strong research collaborations with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast.

Application Instructions

Applicants need to electronically submit a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research, and three letters of recommendation or evaluation. Please apply here with the requested documents: .  Questions should be directed to