Assistant Professor – College of Sciences, Computer Science

Location: San Antonio, TX
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 10899
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Information

The Department of Computer Science (CS) in the College of Sciences at UTSA invites applications for at least two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors in our fast-evolving research focus on Cybersecurity and Privacy, which is closely aligned with UTSA's strategic plans, our Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), our Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and the School of Data Science (SDS).

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

As the third largest of nine academic universities within The University of Texas System, UTSA is a leading public Hispanic Serving Institution, Carnegie R1 University deeply committed to student success and academic excellence. UTSA specializes in health, cybersecurity, fundamental futures, and human-social development, reflected in its urban-serving mission. UTSA fosters an innovation ecosystem that is accelerating transdisciplinary research through public and private strategic partnerships, home to a myriad of cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes along with research core facilities, and a robust system of research development to create discovery that enables innovative and cutting-edge work. With over 34,000 students supported by more than 1,400 faculty and 5,600 staff and student employees, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan and South Texas region. As one of the few universities designated as both Hispanic Serving Institution and a R1 University, UTSA is committed to both learning and discovery. UTSA is focused on advancing the educational success of many first-generation, low income, underserved, transfer, Veteran, adult learners and international students by a faculty and academic experience second to none. UTSA is focused on promoting social and economic prosperity for our region, where 63% of its students come from San Antonio and South Texas. More than two thirds of UTSA students come from groups traditionally underserved by higher education (with more than half of the student body identifying as Hispanic) and about half of UTSA students are the first in their families to attend a college or university. Additionally, transfer students comprise about 40% of UTSA's total undergraduate population. Further enhancing the already rich mosaic of our student population is UTSA's military community, which makes up approximately 15% of total students and includes active-duty military members, veterans, reserves/guards, and their spouses and dependents. For more information about UTSA, please visit https://www.utsa.edu/about/.


With a focus on innovation and excellence through research in the classroom, the College of Sciences (COS) is dedicated to producing the next generation of forward-thinking, highly trained professionals and leaders. COS is devoted to providing an environment that ensures that all students receive the encouragement, assistance, and superior educational experience that they will need to succeed in the sciences, health and medicine, information technology, data science, and other ventures.

For more information about the College of Sciences, please visit sciences.utsa.edu.


The Department of Computer Science currently has 26 tenured/tenure-track and 18 fixed-term track full-time faculty members, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs, and supports about 1,911 undergraduates, 119 master's students, and 71 Ph.D. students. It is on a significant growth trajectory. Faculty in the Department of Computer Science conduct numerous research projects with funding from a variety of federal and state agencies, and their graduate students are well-placed at leading academic and research institutions. UTSA is one of only 10 institutions in the country to be designated as an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in all three distinctions of Cyber Operations, Cyber Defense, and Research. See sciences.utsa.edu/computer-science for more information.

Launched in Fall 2022, the UTSA's School of Data Science (SDS) offers data-intensive degree programs and research across every discipline. Located on the Downtown Campus, the SDS has 16 research centers and institute partners, and offers 5 graduate degree programs, 2 undergraduate degree programs, and is comprised of 30 core faculty spanning disciplines from science, technology, engineering, math, business, education, and public health.

Department faculty have opportunities to be involved UTSA's School of Data Science and multiple centers and institutes along with access to world class user facilities:

  • The UTSA Research Computing Support Group (RSGC) provides access to high-performance computing (HPC) architecture for researchers on campus and facilitates use of the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

  • The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) is a nationally-recognized center for multidisciplinary education and development of operational capabilities in the areas of infrastructure assurance and security.

  • The Institute of Cyber Security (ICS) conducts basic and applied research in partnership with academia, government and industry.

  • The University's National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) is creating a powerful ecosystem to engage government, industry and academia to tackle the nation's greatest cybersecurity threats.

  • The Open Cloud Institute (OCI) created in 2015 is part of an initiative to develop degree programs in cloud computing and big data and foster collaboration with industry, positioning UTSA and San Antonio as leaders in open cloud technology.

  • The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII, pronounced si-man-e) introduces a cybersecure energy-ROI for energy efficient manufacturing and supply chains that secures and sustains American leadership in global manufacturing competitiveness for decades.

Position Summary

The Department of Computer Science (CS) in the College of Sciences at UTSA invites applications for at least two (2) tenure-track Assistant Professors in our fast-evolving research focus on Cybersecurity and Privacy, which is closely aligned with UTSA's strategic plans, our Institute for Cyber Security (ICS), our Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) and the School of Data Science (SDS). Specializations of interest include network security, system security, software / hardware security, privacy protection, cryptography, machine learning, and usable security / privacy. The department is seeking candidates with experience in applying these and related specializations to create robust, secure, and trustworthy solutions that solve complex real-world problems.

The successful candidate will be expected to perform research, teaching and program development at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates will demonstrate their ability to work with urban populations and support the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. This position will be provided with highly competitive start-up packages.

The positions are open until filled. Review of applications will begin on Nov 20, 2023. For inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Xiaoyin Wang at Xiaoyin.Wang@utsa.edu


Applicants for an Assistant Professor position must earn a Ph.D. by September 1, 2024, in Computer Science or in a related field, and must demonstrate a strong potential for excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of first generation and low-income students and be committed to assisting the University's commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Application Process

Candidates must submit in a single PDF (i) a cover letter of application, (ii) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement of research; (iv) a statement of teaching, and (v) the names, e-mails, and telephone numbers of 3 or 4 references. Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States upon time of hire.

Additional Information

  • UTSA is a tobacco free campus.
  • This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
  • Applicants selected must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire.

EEO/AA Statement

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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