The Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, seeks outstanding candidates with expertise in low-level cybersecurity and embedded systems areas for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2024. While the priority is in the areas described here, candidates with expertise in closely related areas will also be considered. ECE and the Division of Computer Science are conducting a separate search for a cybersecurity Assistant Professor position. Candidates with low-level cybersecurity expertise are encouraged to apply to both positions.

For the purposes of this search low-level cybersecurity refers to vulnerabilities (and defenses) due to flaws or oversights in processor (CPU, GPU, etc.) instruction sets, memory hierarchies, and supporting hardware, and to hardware to accelerate or enable secure and trusted computing and communication. Vulnerabilities include code injection attacks, speculative execution and other types of side-channel and micro-architectural attacks, and supply-chain attacks. Acceleration and enabling hardware includes computing enclaves, encrypted computation, encrypted memory, and encryption accelerators. The division also seeks candidates working in embedded systems of all sizes, including cyber-physical systems, IoT, and AIoT. Preference will be given to those with some expertise in defense applications and doing work with a security component.

Louisiana State University is Louisiana's Flagship University and is committed to academic excellence. We are located in Baton Rouge, a small affordable city about an hour away from New Orleans.

Faculty have access to several large computing clusters which are regularly upgraded, visit https://hpc.lsu.edu for more information. The division includes multiple computer labs for graduate and undergraduate student use, including H100 and RTX 4090 systems.

Our division is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates should include a statement describing how they will develop courses that promote an inclusive learning environment, and how their scholarship and mentoring practices support a diverse academic community.


50%: Establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program; publishing in highly ranked journals and conference proceedings; supervising graduate students. Participate in University service, including committee activities.

50%: Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in area of candidate's specialization in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  Supervising teaching/research assistants and advising students.  Maintain professional standards and level of competence.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and submission of official transcripts. Applications are being reviewed as submitted and will continue until a candidate is selected. Questions regarding this position or its salary should be directed to the Electrical & Computer Engineering chair, Dr. Jerry Trahan (jtrahan@lsu.edu).

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research and names of at least 3 references

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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