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University of Surrey

Professor in Digital Resilience and Team

Established in 1966, the University of Surrey provides life-changing education for its students and impactful research that delivers solutions to global problems. This year, the Times Higher Education rated Surrey as being 55th in the world for impact; the National Student Survey put the University in the top 10 in the UK; in the area of Computer Science, we ranked 7th in the national Research Excellence Framework 2021 for the quality of outputs submitted; and Surrey is number one in the UK for graduate employability by the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

The Department of Computer Science, within the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, is looking to establish a new research group in Digital Resilience, through recruitment to four new posts initially. Digital resilience is concerned with the resilience of digital systems, how as a nation we respond to, or recover readily from, a shock or disruption, with digital technologies relevant to resilience of systems and organisations. Resilience is a growing strategic focus for the national agenda, central in the UK Cyber Strategy 2022-27, the imminent National Resilience Strategy, and in the new UKRI/EPSRC Theme of Digital Security and Resilience. The focus of the group is to lead research into the resilience of digital systems and digital technologies relevant to systems and organisations.

The purpose of the Professor is to establish the new group, develop the team, and support the University develop this innovative multi-disciplinary agenda. It will involve leading a significant programme of research in line with the Faculty’s Research Strategy, attracting and securing significant research funds, and providing academic leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The post holder will have the opportunity to complement and extend our existing strengths in cyber security, distributed and networked systems, and nature inspired computing and engineering, and have the potential to collaborate extensively across the School, Faculty and University, and with external partners.

The closing date for applications:

  • Professor in Digital Resilience is 23:59 on Sunday 25th September 2022. Initial telephone screens for shortlisted candidates will be held week commencing 26th September 2022 and panel interview on Friday 14th October 2022 in Guildford.
  • Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturers/Lecturers is 23:59 on Sunday 2nd October 2022. Interviews to be held week commencing 24th October 2022. This is an indicative timeline and may be subject to change.

You are welcome to contact Professor Steve Schneider, Head of Department for Computer Science at s.schneider@surrey.ac.uk or Suzi Fox at suzi.fox@surrey.ac.uk for general enquiries.

University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase diversity in our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, women and people with disabilities.

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