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Lecturer in Cyber Security

Agents, Interactions & Complexity

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £37,075 to £46,924 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Monday 27 March 2017
Interview Date:   Wednesday 10 May 2017
Reference:  835717FP

Applications are invited for a Lecturer position in the department of Electronics and Computer Science in the specific areas of Cyber Security. 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. We are also interested in bridging towards Computer Science areas such as data analytics, machine learning and agent-based systems, so candidates with expertise and interest in applying techniques from those fields to Cyber Security are particularly welcome.  

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 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. University of Southampton holds an Athena Swan Silver Award.

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.

As part of the recruitment process all applicants are expected to give a talk to academic and research staff and to PhD students within the department.

For further information please contact Professor Vladimiro Sassone tel. +44 23 8059 9009, email: vsassone@soton.ac.uk     

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 above.

References are requested automatically along with your application so please ensure you provide the correct email address and allow time for these to be received.

If you need any assistance, please call Suzanne Stone (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043.  

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

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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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