Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or Reader in Security and Privacy

University of Edinburgh - Informatics, College of Science and Engineering

Applications are invited for a Lecturer to join the Security and Privacy group, part of the School of Informatics, at The University of Edinburgh. For an exceptional candidate, appointment to the position of Senior Lecturer or Reader will be considered. Multiple positions may be available.

The Security and Privacy group carries out research on all aspects of security and privacy, including applied and theoretical cryptography, software security, human factors, protocol analysis, verification and quantum/post-quantum cryptography. The group is part of the School of Informatics, a vibrant world-class research environment in central Edinburgh with a community of over 600 research, teaching and support staff and postgraduate research students. Since the first UK Research Assessment Exercise in 1986 and until the most recent (REF 2014), Informatics at Edinburgh has consistently been assessed to have more internationally excellent and world-class research than any other UK University. Currently, 8 ERC starting grants and 4 EPSRC fellowships are running in the department. The University is also a member of the Alan Turing Institute (jointly with Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Warwick) thus providing further access to resources in relation to data science.

The successful candidate will have a PhD; experience as an established researcher in one or more areas of security and privacy; enthusiasm to undertake original research including leading a research group; the ability to engage with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic supervision; and the ability to be involved in enhancing eLearning and on-line teaching initiatives.

This is a full-time, open-ended, appointment.

Lecturer grade: UE08 (£39,324 - £46,924)
Senior Lecturer or Reader grade: UE09 (£49,722 - £55,998)

Closing date is the 15 January 2017 and interviews will be held in Edinburgh in early 2017.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Professor Aggelos Kiayias at akiayias@inf.ed.ac.uk on +44 (0) 131 650 5129

Vacancy Ref: 037885

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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