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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Department of Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £60,905
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 24 May 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 September 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 21 September 2021
Reference:  027721

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey is seeking to appoint two Lecturers / Senior Lecturers in Cyber Security to strengthen its research within the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and to support the Department’s ambitious strategic growth in this area. The appointments are on a full-time and permanent basis.

The Department of Computer Science has a world-class reputation in cyber security and regularly publishes at top-tier conferences and journals. The Department is home to Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Surrey is only one of four institutions in the UK holding recognition from the National Cyber Security Centre as an Academic Centre of Excellence in both Cyber Security Research and in Cyber Security Education (Gold). SCCS delivers world-leading research expertise in applied cryptography, trusted computing, privacy and authentication, secure communications, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and security verification. The Centre includes 14 academics across two research groups: Secure Systems and Distributed and Networked Systems, with around 30 research associates and PhD students. SCCS is leading the recently established Surrey Security Network through which our cross-disciplinary research agenda in cyber security is delivered across the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering and across all Faculties of the University. SCCS maintains close links with leading industries, the public sector and governmental bodies, leading to a strong heritage of real-world impact. Our Computer Science BSc programme has been running successfully for many years and continues to attract strong students. The Department offers Information Security MSc and Data Science MSc programmes with growing student numbers. The Department has made significant investment in its facilities with a new 200-seater computer science teaching laboratory, a virtual cloud computing platform, a secure systems facility and an HPC cluster for research.

We are interested in outstanding candidates with a strong record of publications in top-tier cyber security venues and, in particular for the Senior Lecturer post, with an established network of international collaborators from academia and/or industry and experience in attracting sustainable research funding.

Of particular interest are the following research areas: applied cryptography, privacy enhancing technologies (incl. anonymisation, secure multi-party computation, computing on encrypted data), software security (e.g., malware analysis), system security (incl., security of autonomous or cyber-physical systems), security architectures (incl., trusted computing, TEEs), security protocols for blockchain and/or machine learning, or tool-assisted formal verification of security and privacy.

The post holder will hold a relevant PhD and have ideally post-doctoral experience along with teaching experience in higher education, incl. in designing and/or delivering learning activities at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. Experience in PhD supervision is beneficial.

As part of their application, candidates are expected to submit: a cover letter, a CV, a research statement with future research plans (up to 2 pages, excl. references), transcripts of grades, and two names for references.

Interviews will be held in September 2021 and the appointed candidates will be expected to start as early as possible after that and no later than February 2022. The posts are full-time and permanent.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation. Applications are strongly encouraged from female and minority candidates. The Department of Computer Science was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity.

Interested applicants are encouraged to consult the provided role profile for the required qualifications and job specifications.

Informal inquiries can be directed to the Head of Department, Dr Mark Manulis (

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