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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Secure Systems

Department of Computer Science

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £39,324 to £57,674 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 07 March 2017
Closing Date:  Thursday 25 May 2017
Interview Date:  Tuesday 13 June 2017
Reference:  083116-R

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for two posts of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Secure Systems.   We aim to attract outstanding candidates to the Secure Systems group who have strong visions for research, a growing international research profile, a passion for teaching, and who value collaborative research and working in a team.  This is an exciting opportunity in a department that is growing its reputation for delivering quality interdisciplinary and applied research based on strong foundations.

The first post is in the area of ‘security through hardware and applied cryptography’, an area that we are growing, with the recent appointment of Professor Liqun Chen.

The second post is in ‘secure systems and applications’, to enhance or complement one or more of the following areas: trusted computing, security through hardware, verification, data privacy, cyber-physical and internet of things security, cloud or mobile security, machine learning and data analytics applied to security, human factors, formal methods and applied cryptography.

Applicants to both posts should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. An ability to produce high quality outputs is also required. The appointed candidates will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the Department’s activities.

We are looking for individuals academics that can inspire students through their curiosity for leading-edge aspects of technology.  In particular, the teaching duties of the role include delivering high quality teaching to all levels of students, supervising undergraduate project students and postgraduate dissertations and contributing to the teaching of security and other practical areas of Computer Science, such as computer networking, network security, web-based architectures and concurrency.  The Department runs a GCHQ-certified MSc in Information Security, which is the flagship programme of the Secure Systems group.

The Department of Computer Science embodies the ethos of “applying theory into practice” across its research and teaching activities. Its research activities are focused into two research groups: Secure Systems, and Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE). Surrey is recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by GCHQ.  The University has made substantial investments in the Secure Systems group, and both posts are part of our strategic drive to strengthen and integrate our core safety and security activities within the Secure Systems group.

These are full-time and permanent positions. The posts are available from September 2017 but there is flexibility in the start date. The University is located close to the Surrey Research Park in Guildford and within easy commuting distance of London.

For further details and an informal discussion please contact Professor Steve Schneider, Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security at S.Schneider@surrey.ac.uk, or Professor Mark Plumbley, Head of Department at M.Plumbley@surrey.ac.uk.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.  The Department shares the Athena SWAN ideals with respect to the equality and diversity agenda.

Presentations and interviews will take place on 12th and 13th June 2017. Candidates will need to be available on each day. 


The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We can offer a generous remuneration package, which includes relocation assistance where appropriate, an attractive research environment, the latest teaching facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity. 

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