Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor in Cyber Security

Queen's University Belfast - Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

Are you a Thought Leader in Hardware /Software / Embeded Systems Security, with a significant academic research profile capable of developing the UK’s cyber security capabilities and developing innovative mission-led research programmes?

Based in Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT) within the ECIT Global Research Institute, CSIT is host to the UK Research Institute in Hardware Security and Embedded Systems (RISE), and is recognised by NCSC as an Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Cyber Security Research. This affords staff the opportunity to apply for studentships and small grants only available to ACE institutions

Successful candidates will inspire students and facilitate motivational learning. In particular you will be expected to teach on the MSc in Applied Cyber Security. You will also work in engineering and commercial teams in partnership with local and international industry partners to translate research into real-world impact.

There is significant potential for future career development in:

(1) Hardware Security (hardware cryptographic architectures e.g. for post-quantum or advanced cryptographic techniques, physical unclonable functions, hardware Trojans and/or side channel attacks and countermeasures).

(2) Software Security (security protocol and cryptographic algorithm implementation, instruction set extensions for crypto, software analysis, and/or software vulnerability detection).

(3) Embedded Systems Security (embedded OS security, lightweight communication security, embedded malware, embedded system penetration testing and vulnerability analysis and/or securing ARM based embedded platforms).

The successful candidate must:

  • Have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering.
  • Have significant academic research leadership (at Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor grade) or leadership potential (at Lecturer grade) as evidenced by verifiable involvement in the generation of milestone papers in leading journals, noteworthy demonstrators or internationally leading capability or major funding initiatives that significantly improved education, research or administrative processes . Ability to form and manage sizeable research groups, including a track record of post-graduate student and post-doctoral staff supervision.

Full criteria can be found online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs

  • Potential candidates must satisfy all essential criteria as outlined in the job specification
  • Candidates are required to provide a 500 word research statement highlighting the relevance of their research, and a 250 word teaching statement indicating experience and interest in teaching Cyber Security, and more generally, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or cross-cutting areas

Further information about the Centre can be obtained at www.csit.qub.ac.uk/

Data Security Systems group within CSIT: http://go.qub.ac.uk/DataSecuritySystems

UK RISE www.ukrise.org/

Informal enquires may be directed to Professor Máire O’Neill, email: m.oneill@ecit.qub.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 February 2018

Salary scale:

  • Lecturer: £35,550 - £52,132 per annum (including contribution points)
  • Senior Lecturer: £50,618 - £64,079 per annum (including contribution points)
  • Professor salary will be determined in accordance with the Professorial ranges as applied within the University.

Closing date: Monday 29 January 2018

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, 
Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@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 people with a disability.

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