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Lecturer in Cyber Security

Electronics & Computer Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £36,672 to £46,414 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 02 May 2016
Interview Date:   Wednesday 27 July 2016
Reference:  715116FP

Applications are invited for a Lecturer position in the department of Electronics and Computer Science.

We are looking for highly-motivated and excellent scholars 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, computer forensics, intrusion detection, authentication systems, cyber risk and economics, usability and human aspects of cyber security.

The new appointment will be expected to be actively involved with the Southampton Cyber Security Academy (CSA), a newly formed partnership between the University of Southampton and key industrial partners in the Cyber Security area (http://www.soton.ac.uk/csa). The CSA provides a unique environment that facilitates use-inspired and multi-disciplinary research, education, training and outreach. It draws together expertise from across the University, including Computing, Electronics, Law, Management, Mathematics, Sociology and Psychology. The new academic will also play a leading role in defining and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in cyber security. Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate research area, a strong publication record, and the enthusiasm and drive to carry out research and teaching, in an exciting, highly professional, multidisciplinary environment.

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) is the leading university department of its kind in the UK, with an international reputation for world-leading research across computer science, electronics, and electrical engineering. Research takes place in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment and draws on our outstanding facilities. With over 550 researchers from many different subject backgrounds, the research culture in ECS is fast-changing and dynamic. We offer a world-leading education in a world-leading research environment. Our degree programmes provide intensive and challenging courses. Our internationally renowned teaching and research have been ranked among the highest in the UK.

The department of Electronics and Computer Science holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award, demonstrating our commitment to provide equal opportunities and to advancing the representation of women in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. 

The University has a generous maternity policy and onsite childcare facilities; employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme.  Other benefits include state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts and culture facilities, a full programme of events and a range of staff discounts.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. 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 Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 715116FP on all correspondence.  

Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder: Electronics and Computer Science

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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