Loughborough University

Reader (Associate Professor) in Cyber Security

Loughborough University – School of Science

Package: Research Teaching and Enterprise grade 8 from £64,914 to £73,039 per annum. Subject to annual pay award. In exceptional circumstances the University may offer a market supplement of up to 10% of the maximum salary quoted per annum.

Connecting Global Minds

Loughborough University is a fantastic place to work and we’re proud of our welcoming, supportive, and successful academic community.

Ranked top-ten in major UK league tables, we were awarded gold overall, gold for student experience and gold for student outcomes, in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2023. Over 90% of Loughborough’s research is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and we’re number one in the world for sports-related subjects for the seventh year running in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Our ambitions see us leading on education and student experience, but also as an internationally recognised research-intensive university. Our research has a strong focus on changing the world for the better, research that is fundamental to tackling many of society's biggest challenges.

We have a global outlook and work collaboratively to create better futures for everyone, characterised by a trans-disciplinary academic approach, strong partnerships, and underpinned by a sense of purpose and confidence.

We want to continue to build our thriving and inclusive community of high calibre staff from across the globe.

We’re ambitious and bold and now is an exciting time to join us. Whether you're at the start of your career or looking to take the next step, Loughborough University is an amazing place for you to develop your better future and connect with global minds.

The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritised groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

School of Science:

The School of Science at Loughborough University undertakes world-leading research and teaching in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Mathematics Education and boasts state-of-the-art facilities and an active research community.

We are currently recruiting for a Reader (Associate Professor) to join our school in Cyber Security.

Following a major investment in cyber security at Loughborough we are looking for talented people to join a highly ambitious group under the leadership of Professor Tim Watson. If you have practitioner experience in cyber security, have a passion for doing good work that makes a real-world difference and if you can contribute to both research and teaching then we're keen to hear from you.

Areas of focus include Cyber Resilience; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Defence and National Security; Vulnerability Research; Synthetic Environments and Data; AI Security.

Successful candidates will have a record of academic excellence which is contributing to the furtherance of knowledge in their discipline and which is recognised internationally. Candidates must also have a PhD or equivalent experience and be able to demonstrate academic leadership, as well as a clear trajectory towards further achievement at a higher academic level.

Find out more about the academic opportunities we have on offer in the discipline areas within the School of Science on our dedicated microsite.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th October 2023

A copy of the generic job description for the position of Reader (Associate Professor) is available here