Apply For Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at Louisiana State University

  • Date: October 24, 2023
  • Location: 3325 Patrick F. Taylor Hall, Louisiana State University (LSU) – Baton Rouge

About the Position:

The Division of Computer Science and Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge is embarking on a cluster hiring initiative to bring in faculty members with expertise in cybersecurity. This cluster hiring effort is part of LSU’s strategic plan to become a leader in defense and cybersecurity. They are inviting applications for multiple positions including Assistant Professors, with the possibility of considering qualified candidates for Associate and Full Professor ranks with tenure. These positions are set to start in August 2024 or earlier.

The university is actively committed to diversity and inclusivity, and encourages applications from women and minorities. They are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas such as system security, machine learning/artificial intelligence safety and security, differential privacy, applied cryptography (including post-quantum cryptography), human-computer interaction and cybersecurity, cloud, web, and network security, cyber-physical and critical infrastructure security, AI-driven cyber analytics, operational cybersecurity, hardware security, cyber forensics (defensive and offensive), and cyber threat intelligence.

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About the Division:

The Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) division at LSU has a distinguished history of research and excellence in graduate education. They offer both MS and Ph.D. degree programs and are involved in research projects supported by federal agencies, state initiatives, and industry partnerships. Their primary focus for this cluster hire is on cybersecurity, emphasizing the importance of this field. LSU is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and is dedicated to offering top-tier cybersecurity education and conducting advanced research.


The faculty members in these positions will be responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the high-priority areas of cybersecurity, mentoring and guiding graduate students, establishing a strong research program focused on advancing cybersecurity, publishing groundbreaking research, and collaborating with colleagues and committees to further the department’s and LSU’s educational and research missions.

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Qualification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Professor:

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • Deep expertise in the principles and practices of cybersecurity.
  • For those close to completing their Ph.D., degree completion is expected by the time of appointment.

Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor:

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 4 years of work experience in the field.
  • Proven track record of published research in cybersecurity or related areas.
  • Ability to attract external research funding.

Minimum Qualifications for Full Professor:

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 8 years of experience in the field.
  • Proven track record of published research in cybersecurity or related areas.
  • Development of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in the field.

Campus interviews will be conducted in Baton Rouge, LA, and offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory pre-employment background check and submission of official transcripts.

How to Apply:

The review of applications will commence starting January 3, 2024, and will continue until the positions are filled. Early applications are encouraged, and review will be done immediately upon receipt. For inquiries and further information, please contact the Faculty Search Committee at

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Please note that all communication and documentation should be in English.


LSU offers benefits including health, life, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement options, leave benefits, wellness benefits, tuition exemption for qualified positions, training and development opportunities, employee discounts, and more.

LSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to application updates, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email For questions regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department as provided in the Special Instructions section of the job posting.


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