Lecturer in Computer Science (Research) aligned to Cyber Security

Swansea University - College of Science


Lecturer: £33,518 to £38,833 per annum, together with USS pension benefits

The Role

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

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.

The Department welcomes applications from early career academics with a developing portfolio of research that has the potential to play a role in the future development of the discipline. Exceptional applicants with an appropriate academic portfolio may be appointed to a higher grade.

The post involves teaching and supervision in Computer Science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level; and requires commitment to enhancing the student experience.

Cyber security is a broad and emerging multidisciplinary academic field, ranging from problems that are highly technical to those that are the social and cultural. The research focus can be in any area of Computer Science with an alignment to Cyber Security. The successful candidate can enhance existing areas or bring in new areas that resonate with the Department’s expertise, in particular: our established areas of Theoretical Computer Science, Graphics and Visualization, and Human-Computer Interaction, or our developing research programmes in Data Science, Security, High Performance Computing, and the History of Computing.

This post is part of an initiative to drive forward Cyber Security research at Swansea, and to collaborate internationally with academia and industry. The Department has prioritized growth in the area of security research and is advertising four positions aligned to Cyber Security. The Department is planning to offer an MSc in Cyber Security, which will provide a pool of professionals and academics keen to undertake research and development, or provide professional services, in the field. Furthermore, as part of its new Computational Foundry, there is new space for a Cyber Security Lab to be shaped by the successful candidates to serve their research needs.

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, A.Beckmann@swansea.ac.uk, or Professor Matt Jones, Head of College of Science, Matt.Jones@swansea.ac.uk.

This post will close at midnight 4 April 2018.

Applicants will find full job details together with the online application link: www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingId=6210&nPostingTargetId=13694&id=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&LG=UK&mask=suext

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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