Associate Professor in Cyber Security (Research)

Swansea University - College of Science


Associate Professor: £49,149 to £56,950 per annum, together with USS pension benefits

The normal expectation is that the successful applicant will be appointed to the minimum of the scale with annual increments on 1 October each year (subject to completing six months service).

The Role

The UK Top 20 Department of Computer Science at Swansea University is seeking applications from ambitious and talented individuals to join our academic team.

The role provides a very exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and highly regarded UK Department of Computer Science, to be located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea. Swansea is a coastal city that is both picturesque and cosmopolitan, offering an excellent quality of life. Our stimulating, multidisciplinary environment enables and inspires excellence.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for academics with expertise in Cyber Security to join Swansea University’s Top 20 UK ranked Department of Computer Science which is part of the College of Science.

The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher able to provide leadership in Cyber Security. He or she will help establish a new research group in Cyber Security in the Department that will be visible nationally and internationally. The Department has space for a Cyber Security Lab that can be shaped by the successful candidate to serve their research.

We are open to a variety of security specialisms within the broad field of Cyber Security, especially those that resonate with or complement the main research groups in the Department: Theoretical Computer Science, Visual Computing, HCI. Areas of interest are, but not limited to: trusted systems, privacy and identity, malware, forensics, verification of secure systems, security of cyber physical systems and the internet of things, and human factors in security, technologies of crime. It is expected that the post-holder will contribute to teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level.

The focus of the post is to drive forward Cyber Security research in the Department, and to collaborate internationally with academia and industry. The Department has prioritized growth in security research and is advertising four positions aligned to Cyber Security. The Department is in the process to offer an MSc in Cyber Security, to provide a pool of professionals and academics to undertake research and development in the field.

This post will contribute to the Computational Foundry. The Computational Foundry has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Swansea University. The Computational Foundry will make Swansea a beacon for Computer Science, attracting and retaining world class researchers, building up a talented future workforce who will innovate, challenge and disrupt.

Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Arnold Beckmann, Head of Department of Computer Science,, or Professor Matt Jones, Head of College of Science,

This post will close at midnight 4 April 2018.

Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link:

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

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