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Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor in Information Security

University College London - UCL Department of Computer Science

Information Security

Full Time (Job share considered)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8, 9 and Competitive salary on the Professorial scale. The salary range will be Grade 8 £43,884 - £51,769 per annum, Grade 9 £56,266 - £61,181 per annum or Competitive salary on the professorial scale, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) invites applications for three faculty positions at all levels in the area of Information Security. We seek world-class talent; candidates must have an outstanding research track record. Appointments will be made at the rank of Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending on seniority.

We seek applicants with expertise and experience that complements or builds on our current strengths, including but not limited to, the areas of: cybercrime, human factors in security, systems and network security, verification, embedded systems security, and software security.

Since we are an experimental Computer Science department, and UCL is strongly committed to multi-disciplinary research, we are looking for researchers who are interested in collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty of Engineering (e.g., Crime Science) and with other research groups and centres within the Computer Science department, e.g., Systems and Networks, Computational Statistics & Machine Learning (CSML), UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC).

UCL is one of the top-rated research institutions in the world, and currently the top recipient of Horizon 2020 funding in Europe. As of 2018, 30 Nobel Laureates and 3 Fields Medalists were UCL affiliates. UCL’s Computer Science Department is recognized as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the National Cyber Security Centre. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluation, UCL was ranked first in the UK for Computer Science: 61% of its research submission are rated as world-leading and 96% as internationally excellent.

The main purpose of this new role is to support the growth of the Computer Department through conducting research, teaching, outreach and entrepreneurial activities in the area of Information Security as well as the supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate and/or research graduate students.

Further information about UCL Computer Science and the Information Security Research Group can be found at and

Candidates must hold an earned PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field by the time they begin their appointment. They will be evaluated chiefly on the significance and novelty of their research to date, and their promise for leading a group in a fruitful program of research. They must also demonstrate a zest for innovative and challenging teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A proven record of ability to manage time and evidence of ability to teach and to supervise academic work by undergraduates, masters, and doctoral students are desirable.

Our department is a highly collaborative environment, and we seek future colleagues who enjoy working collaboratively within the department, and UCL overall.

Candidates should further be committed to public communication, and to UCL's policy of equal opportunity, including working harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.

UCL vacancy reference: 1773560

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Questions about this vacancy may be directed to Dr Emiliano De Cristofaro (Head of the Information Security Research Group,, or Prof. John Shawe-Taylor (Head of Department, For any application queries, please contact the Computer Science HR team at

Closing Date: 10 January 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

Location: London
Salary: see advert
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2018
Closes: 10th January 2019
Job Ref: 1773560
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