Lecturer in Cyber Security and Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Southampton - Web & Internet Science

Location: Highfield Campus

Applications are invited for two Lecturer positions within the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, either in the specific area of cyber security or more generally in Computer Science.

We are looking for highly-motivated and excellent scholars in cyber security, covering science and engineering of cyber security and information assurance or in areas of computer science that complement our existing activities.  In terms of cyber security, 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. More generally in terms of computer science, topics of interest include data analytics, machine learning, web and internet science, interaction, complexity and agent-based systems, computer graphics, biometrics, software verification, formal methods, logics, information systems and concurrent programming.

The Lecturer in cyber security 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.

The Lecturer in computer science will be expected to contribute to the curriculum of our Computer Science degrees.

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) (http://ecs.soton.ac.uk) 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.

ECS 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. 

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.

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