Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Security

The University of Sydney - School of Information Technologies, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Reference no. 653/0417A

  • Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching and research program
  • Develop your research profile and build a research team collaboratively
  • Full time, Continuing position, remuneration package: $147k-$195k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is embarking on an exciting growth journey, adding several new positions which will complement our core areas of strength pushing the frontiers to new research areas. As part of this plan, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a continuing Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor position (Level C or D) in Security starting immediately. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and passion for high quality excellent research and teaching. Strong candidates from all areas of computer security are sought. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background in one or more of the following areas of security: computer & communication security, theoretical foundations of security, usable security, application and software security. We are looking for team players who would help bring together current university efforts in cyber security targeting such areas as IoT and physical and cyber infrastructure.

The School of Information Technologies (SIT) at the University of Sydney is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. In the recent QS discipline rankings, computer science and information systems at the university was in the top 50 worldwide. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercises, The University of Sydney was rated at 5 ("well above world-class standard", top score) in FOR code 08 (Information and Computing). The school is home to four IEEE Fellows, four ACM Distinguished Scientists and seven Australian Research Council (ARC) fellows including one ARC Professorial Fellow and one ARC Future Fellow, editor-in-chiefs of prestigious journals, highly-cited authors, and distinguished members of professional associations.

The school offers undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, software development and data science and combined programs with business, arts, science, medical science and law. SIT also offers highly regarded postgraduate coursework programs in information technology, information technology management, health technology innovation, and data science.

The school has close links with several research labs through its collaboration with Data61 (formerly National ICT Australia), Cooperative Research Centre for Capital Markets, among others. SIT also has strong connections with industry partners including IBM, CISCO, Accenture, PwC, HP, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and major Sydney hospitals.

About you

To be successful, you will have a PhD in computer science, or a closely related discipline.. You must show evidence of excellent research achievements in one of more areas of computer security and the ability to publish your research in highly-ranked outlets. A strong commitment to teaching and learning is required as well as evidence of ability to lecture and prepare new teaching material. You will be expected to teach a range of computer science and security related courses.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 07 January 2018 (Sydney time)

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