Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Secure Information Technologies

Queen's University Belfast - Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT)


School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS)

We seek highly qualified candidates who can build and grow innovative, mission-led research programmes to make significant contributions in tackling real-world problems, including Global Challenges highlighted by Queen’s, by identifying and enabling new forms of interdisciplinary research and education. This recruitment is central to our ambitious expansion plans allowing us to deliver against Queen’s Vision2020 
and beyond.

You will join the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), in the Global Research Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), where you will have access to a broader experience and range of skills than is typical in conventional university laboratories, and can contribute strongly to existing leadership and world-class research on the electronic security of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, particularly in post-quantum cryptography, multi-factor authentication technologies, cloud and virtualised datacentre security, software defined network security, hardware and embedded systems security, IoT security and secure industrial control systems - including SCADA, Smart Grid and automotive systems.

You will inspire students and facilitate motivational learning, supported by world-class teaching and research facilities, and will work with engineering and commercial teams to translate your research to real-world impact.

Established in 2009, CSIT is a UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre with a proven record of success, including recognition from GCHQ and EPSRC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. These honours acknowledge our work in strengthening global cyber security and our unique approach to the innovation and commercialisation of research. We have over 20 industrial partners supporting the Centre through funding and market intelligence, a fee-paying industrial advisory board incorporating private enterprise and major government agencies, and strong collaborative relationships with similar international centres.

ECIT is one of the newly-created Global Research Institutes (GRIs) at Queen’s, representing world-class research at the University, and is a priority area for growth and investment to enhance our strong international research reputation and outstanding achievements in research translation and economic impact.

Queen’s ranks in the top 1% of Universities worldwide and first in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation. Dedicated to achieving excellence in research and innovation, and to advancing initiatives which positively impact society, Queen’s is also a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities and is 4th in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Queen’s is well established as a leading university for promoting good employment practice, offering excellent terms and conditions, a substantial starting package, a wide range of benefits and facilities, and a family friendly working environment. The School holds an Investors in People accreditation, a Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award, and a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos, Head of School of EEECS, email: eeecs-hos@qub.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: February 2017
Salary scales: Lecturer: £34,956 - £51,260 per annum (including contribution points)
Senior Lecturer/Reader: £49,772 - £63,008 per annum (including contribution points)

Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from women as females are underrepresented within this area.