Professor of Cyber Security and Head of Division

University of Stirling

Post Details

Location: Stirling Campus

The Post

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is seeking to appoint a Professor in Cyber Security as part of an exciting new University of Stirling initiative to expand Cyber Security research and teaching and to lead our Computing Science & Mathematics Division forward and through the next REF. The post will boost the strong synergy between Cyber Security and existing research in Data Analytics and Predictive Modelling within Computing Science and Mathematics.

Description of Duties

We are seeking an exceptional leader with an excellent research reputation and proven track record of managing change. Candidates should therefore have research interests in Cyber Security that align with our Data Sciences research group. Successful applicants will be expected to significantly boost our activity in this area and will be given the freedom to shape a joint future direction. The University and the Division are keen to see this area flourish. This post will complement the capability of the existing Data Science group and make a significant contribution to cyber security capacity building within this growing research group. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute quality papers of 4* standard to our REF, to secure significant research income and to contribute towards our societal impact.

Essential Criteria

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Computing Science, Mathematics and/or Cyber Security or related area.
  • An internationally outstanding academic record of research in Computer Science and/or Cyber Security or a related area.
  • An appropriate portfolio of research outputs for the forthcoming REF exercise.
  • An appropriate portfolio of research funding with clear evidence of sustained and substantial funding for large ambitious research projects.
  • Clear evidence of academic leadership and an ability to lead groups and consortia.
  • Clear evidence of sustained research supervision with a track record of completed PhDs
  • Ability to lead the development and implementation of research strategy. 
  • Ability to lead research and collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or other bodies.
  • An established record of successful teaching.
  • Ability to oversee the design and development of the overall curricula. 
  • Ability to oversee the divisional quality assurance framework within the Institution’s overall framework e.g. for the validation and revalidation of courses and student admission and assessment.
  • Ability to encourage the development of innovative approaches to course delivery and ensure that teaching delivery achieves the educational standards of the department.
  • Self-reliance and ability to cope with pressure and conflicting demands.
  • A commitment to equality of opportunity for students and staff.
  • Excellent presentation, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

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