Lecturer in Computer Security

University of Birmingham - School of Computer Science, within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Post is open to: External and internal candidates

Salary: Starting salary is normally in the range £38,896 to £46,414. With potential progression once in post to £52,219 a year.

Terms and Conditions: Academic Teaching Staff. (non-clinical)

We invite applications for a full time Lecturer in Computer Security, in the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham.  We aim to attract exceptional researchers to the Security and Privacy group and so the applicant should have an outstanding research track record, a strong enthusiasm for their research, and the vision to realise their potential.

The Security and Privacy group currently maintains expertise in the following areas: applied cryptography, formal verification, automotive security, cloud security, embedded devices and internet of things security (including industrial control systems), wireless security, electronic voting, security and privacy for society, and cyber security education. We welcome applications from candidates whose own specialism enhances or complements these areas.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent at the time of appointment, in computer science, cyber security, mathematics or a related field, and will be evaluated on the significance, novelty, scientific merit, and impact of their work to date, coupled with their potential to lead a group of researchers and develop the field.  We also require an enthusiasm for teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the willingness to develop innovative and challenging courses.  As a group we work collaboratively on a range of projects, and we seek future colleagues who prefer this inclusive, shared approach to working. 

Birmingham has made a substantial and ongoing investment into the Security and Privacy group, and this appointment builds upon the excellent staff, research fellows and postgraduate students within the group. With a specialist Masters in Cyber Security providing a rich seam of motivated graduate students, and working in one of the leading Computer Science departments in the country, the successful candidate will be given the freedom to develop novel ideas, and, coupled with a coherent plan of support and personal development, this will allow the successful candidate to take their career to the next level.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equality. Nationally, Computer Science suffers a lack of diversity. Addressing this problem is a paramount concern and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the School’s diversity and equality agenda.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Mark Ryan (Professor of Computer Security and Head of Research Group) via e-mail to M.D.Ryan@cs.bham.ac.uk or tel. +44 (0)121 414 7361.

Please include teaching and research statements with your application/CV.

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, quote Job Ref 56007 in all enquiries.

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