50th Anniversary Readership (Associate Professor) in Cyber Security

Lancaster University - School of Computing & Communications

The School of Computing & Communications wishes to make the strategic appointment of Reader in cyber-security (equivalent to Associate Professor). This appointment will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and future direction of Security Lancaster, the University’s cross-disciplinary research institute in Security and Protection Science. We encourage applications from strong and collegiate researchers that complement existing areas of expertise, including (not limited to) analysis of human behaviours in the context of security, security research on network resilience, big data analytics to study security and privacy issues pertaining to open online data sources and novel privacy frameworks.

Security Lancaster is one of four flagship Lancaster Research Institutes and amongst the current 14 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSRs) recognised by the UK government. It is one of few multi-disciplinary centres tackling human and technological challenges to cyber security by integrating computer science researchers with expertise from social and behavioural sciences.

Security Lancaster benefits from our broad strength in the areas of Communications Systems, Computer Networking, Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Pervasive Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science and Digital Health. We take an empirical approach to research, valuing work that cuts across traditional fields and multi-disciplinary high impact research. Our work is applied in a wide range of application domains including cyber-crime, energy, transport, and social computing.

As a 50th anniversary post, there is access to an excellent reward structure based on achievement (or impact) in the role.

Teaching is important to us; candidates will be committed educators and research/teaching mentors, contributing to the ongoing development of courses, including our international partnerships. We excel in research-led and problem focused student learning; as recognised by our institutional award of TEF Gold, and noted as top in the UK for graduate prospects in computer science (Times and Sunday Times University Guide).

We invite applications from senior researchers with a substantial and established international reputation in their field and ability to build and nurture a research team. Evidence to attract external grant income to support your research is essential. You should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, an outstanding publication record, a desire to be a research leader and provide high quality teaching.

The School strongly believes in creating an open and collaborative environment, being highly inclusive and stimulating for career development. As a member of a thriving research community encouraged to participate in relevant activities in departments within the Faculty of Science & Technology. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Lancaster University is campus-based, and lies approximately 3 miles south of the City of Lancaster. The campus is easily accessible by all means of travel and is within 70 miles of Manchester’s International Airport.

Please contact the ACE-CSR lead (Prof Utz Roedig), or the Head of School (Prof Adrian Friday) for an informal discussion (u.roedig@lancaster.ac.uk; a.friday@lancaster.ac.uk).

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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