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Lecturer in Cybersecurity (two posts)

University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum with potential to progress to £55,750 through sustained exceptional contribution (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th October 2020
Closes: 3rd December 2020
Job Ref: UOS026663

Contract Type: Open ended

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


This is an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of Sheffield, a world top 100 University. Two posts are available.

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing interest at Sheffield. You will join the Security of Advanced Systems Research Group in the Department of Computer Science, led by Professor John Clark. Sheffield’s strength in engineering brings many opportunities for collaborative research in cybersecurity, in areas such as smart buildings, robotics and advanced manufacturing. Additionally, there is cybersecurity expertise across the wider University, in departments such as Advanced Control & Systems Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Law, Mathematics and Statistics, and Politics. To drive our research agenda in cybersecurity forward, we are now seeking to appoint two Lecturers to join the four existing cybersecurity academics in the group.

We are seeking candidates with an outstanding record of scholarship in cybersecurity. Suitable areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): formalisation and proof of system security properties, development of security protocols, cryptographic fundamentals, authentication mechanisms (for example, protocols and biometrics), security of modern systems architectures and supporting technologies (IoT, cloud, software defined networks, low latency networks, 5G, low resource systems). Specific application areas include, but are not limited to, energy networks, active buildings, robotics and advanced manufacturing.

You will hold a PhD in computer science or a related area, or have equivalent experience, and you will be able to conduct research to the highest standards. You will secure research funding, publish in high impact journals, supervise research students and manage research projects. As a teacher, you will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high-quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate-level courses in cybersecurity and other core topics in computer science. We seek candidates who will be able to make a distinctive individual contribution to our cybersecurity research portfolio, collaborating with the group and more widely.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. The Department of Computer Science holds a Silver Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity.

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