Job Posting Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Position Type: Faculty

Department: LSUAM Engineering – School of Computer Science and Engineering (Bijaya B Karki (00001874))   

Work Location: 3325 Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Pay Grade: Academic


Job Description:

Faculty Positions – Cluster Hire (Mulitiple positions available) 


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

Louisiana State University 


The Division of Computer Science and Engineering within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge is thrilled to announce a cluster hiring initiative for multiple faculty positions at the forefront of cybersecurity. This cluster hiring effort is a crucial component of the university's strategic plan to establish itself as a leader in defense and cybersecurity (https://www.lsu.edu/strategic-plan/planning/direction.php). We invite applications for tenure-track Assistant Professors, with the possibility of considering exceptionally qualified candidates for positions at the Associate and Full Professor ranks with tenure. These roles are set to commence in August 2024 or earlier. At LSU, we are deeply committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity, and we strongly encourage women and minorities to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in a range of areas, including but not limited to:

  • System security (including fuzzing and TEEs) 
  • ML/AI safety & security
  • Differential privacy
  • Applied cryptography (including post-quantum cryptography)
  • HCI & cybersecurity; usable security
  • Cloud, web, and network security
  • Cyber-physical and critical infrastructure security
  • AI-driven cyber analytics
  • Operational cybersecurity
  • Hardware security
  • Cyber forensics (defensive and offensive)
  • Cyber threat intelligence 


The CSE division, accessible at www.cse.lsu.edu, has a notable history of leading-edge research and excellence in graduate education, providing both MS and PhD degree programs. Our division is deeply involved in research projects funded by federal agencies, state initiatives, and industry partnerships, spanning a wide array of computer science domains. Our primary focus in this cluster hire is on the dynamic realm of cybersecurity. We offer multiple concentration and specialization options, with a prominent emphasis on cybersecurity, reaffirming our dedication to this pivotal field. Additionally, we provide specialized tracks in software engineering, cloud computing, networking, and data science and analytics at the undergraduate level through our BS degree program. 


LSU holds the prestigious designation as one of just 22 programs nationwide recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). This designation highlights our unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier cybersecurity education and conducting cutting-edge research. 


Within LSU, a culture of collaboration thrives, offering faculty exceptional opportunities to closely collaborate with the ECE division and other esteemed departments both within and beyond the College of Engineering. Our highly regarded multidisciplinary Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) further enhances these collaborative efforts. Additionally, our state-of-the-art supercomputing and storage facilities at LSU-HPC provide the resources needed to foster groundbreaking research collaborations across diverse fields. 



As a faculty member in our division, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of cybersecurity experts. Your responsibilities will include: 50% Teaching and 50% Research

  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the high-priority areas of cybersecurity.
  • Mentoring and guiding graduate students who are eager to make their mark in the world of cybersecurity.
  • Establishing a robust and extramurally funded research program, with a specific focus on advancing the frontiers of cybersecurity research, development, and operations. 
  • Publishing groundbreaking research in highly regarded journals and conference proceedings.
  • Collaborating with colleagues and serving on committees that further our department's and LSU's educational and research missions. 


This faculty position will be evenly split between teaching and research, reflecting our commitment to producing both exceptional educators and groundbreaking researchers. LSU is home to a vibrant community of highly motivated students, and we place great emphasis on a candidate's ability to inspire and engage students both inside and outside the classroom. 



About Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853. It was founded under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, Louisiana. The first session began January 2, 1860. LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, and is one of only 30 such universities in the nation.

LSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University includes 9 senior colleges and 4 schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions, institutes, and offices.

Enrollment is more than 28,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students. LSU has more than 1,100 full-time faculty members and a staff of more than 3,500. LSU Libraries contain more than 3.2 million volumes. The School of the Coast and Environment (formerly CCEER) was designated as the first Coastal Marine Institute by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, a rapidly growing metropolitan area. South Louisiana is home to great historical traditions from plantation homes along the Mississippi River to food and music from New Orleans to Cajun country. As an institution, LSU is the flagship university in Louisiana and leads the nation in knowledge and research of coastal environments.


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