Digital Forensics Engineer


As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks a digital forensics scholar to join the Forensic Sciences cluster. The digital forensics position is an open rank tenured/tenure track position, will begin in August 2017 and is targeted for the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science or Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. The Forensic Sciences cluster builds on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength in forensics anthropology, entomology, chemical, fiber and polymer/materials analysis and DNA-based forensic tools (

We seek a scientist with a nationally recognized high-impact research program in digital forensics, recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of new digital forensics initiatives. We are flexible and open to any strong candidates in digital forensics, including the following areas: facial and voice recognition, biometric identification, image and video analysis, steganography, digital information authenticity, provenance, forgery and tampering detection, analysis of device memory and storage, analysis and correlation of log files, database transactions, and network traffic, as well as collection, preservation, and analysis of email, social networks, web pages, location data, contact lists, phone logs, images, etc. The criminal justice and intelligence communities are developing tools, measurement methods, standards, and data to support forensic analysis of digital evidence. A video describing some aspects of digital forensics may be found at, created by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Minimum requirements include an earned doctorate in a relevant technical field. Priority will be given to candidates that have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic units. The candidate will be expected to build and maintain an extramurally funded research program and also play a leadership role in the NC State Forensics program appropriate to their rank and experience. The candidate should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor masters and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows. Preference will be given to dynamic individuals with strong interpersonal skills and with demonstrated leadership skills. Applications providing a cover letter, curriculum vita, a research statement and a teaching statement are accepted through our online system at and will be reviewed on December 1, 2016. Additional documents may be requested of candidates who advance in the process.


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