Electrical and Computer Engineering


Foundations of Cybersecurity


Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University invites applications for an anticipated tenure track position in the area of cybersecurity as applied to complex communication, networking, computing, or sensing systems. We seek a researcher who works on foundational principles of cybersecurity such as information theoretic secrecy, security games, and can apply their fundamental research to interdisciplinary problems in homeland defense, military, and industrial settings.  

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Successful candidates should demonstrate excellence in academic and scholarly activities, and be committed to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering or a closely related field, as well as outstanding academic credentials. Recruitment at the Associate Professor rank is also possible based on the candidate’s record of academic accomplishment.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans in the context of prior research accomplishments, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of four references (name, address, and e-mail address) to Professor John Volakis at


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.