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Lecturer in Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 30 September 2019
Reference:  1170319FP

You will join our vibrant and friendly Cyber Security research group that offers the opportunity to work within our HMG-recognised Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) and collaborate with the Southampton Cyber Security Academy (CSA), a partnership between the University of Southampton and key industry and government partners in the Cyber Security area ( The ACE-CSR and CSA jointly provide a unique environment that facilitates top quality foundational and multi-disciplinary work, as well as use-inspired and applied research, education, consultancy and outreach. 

Our environment fosters and promotes growth and draws together expertise from across the University, including Computing, Electronics, Law, Management, Mathematics, Sociology and Psychology. 

In addition to undertaking research, you will also play a major role in defining and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Cyber Security. 

To be successful, you will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Cyber Security, a strong publication record and the proven experience of carrying out research and teaching, in an exciting, highly professional, multidisciplinary environment. We welcome applications from academics with experience in the broad area of cyber security, covering science and engineering of cyber security and information assurance. Specific topics of interest include the security and privacy of emerging applications of the internet-of-things and cloud computing, the protection of cyber-physical systems, system and network security, crypto protocols, application of AI and Machine Learning in cyber security, computer forensics, intrusion detection, authentication systems, cyber risk and economics, usability and human aspects of cyber security.

The School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally and among the UK's top 20 for research, the University of Southampton has an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities.

We have a supportive culture that values research and education equally and therefore as well as undertaking research and building a team you will also participate in teaching and the management activities.  We have a range of staff development programmes and a unique mentoring and wellbeing scheme. There is a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; generous holiday entitlement; subsidised health and fitness facilities; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts.

The University holds an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its’ continued commitment to improving equality for women in science and engineering. We will give due consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and job share and to those who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, onsite childcare facilities and employees can participate in a childcare vouchers scheme.

The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  

For more information, contact Professor Vladimiro Sassone, Head of Cyber Security research Group and Director of Cyber Security Academy or Dorota Sikorska, Executive Officer

*eligibility criteria applies

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above.

References are requested along with your application. This reference system is automated so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received, prior to the close date, to assist the department with shortlisting.

If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 80592507. Please quote reference 1170319FP on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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