Lecturer in Cyber Security

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The School of Computing & Communications at Lancaster University is looking for a Lecturer in Cyber Security to complement and contribute to their existing strengths in one or more of the following four key areas: Human factors in cyber security; security of cyber-physical systems; network security; and privacy.

The School of Computing & Communications, based in the iconic InfoLab21 facility, is an international centre of excellence in research and teaching. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked it 12th overall in the UK for Computer Science, and 7th in the UK for producing work that is world-leading or internationally excellent. The School’s research spans areas such as Cyber Security, Computer Networking, Communication Systems, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems and Human-Computer Interaction.

The School plays a leading role in the university-wide inter-disciplinary research centre, Security Lancaster, one of the UK’s 13 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The Centre is host to a thriving inter-disciplinary community of 100 researchers, tackling current and future challenges to the security and resilience of individuals, organisations, infrastructures and society-at-large. The Centre plays a major role in a number of national and international research initiatives, including the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS) and the UK Research Hub on Cyber Security of the Internet of Things (PETRAS). Security Lancaster also houses CREST and the potential post-holder will be able to draw on the wide network of researchers and opportunities that CREST offers. Security Lancaster currently holds research grants with a collective value in excess of £12M and runs a fully-certified flagship MSc in Cyber Security.

Security Lancaster and the School of Computing and Communications (where the post-holder will be based) both offer a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for career development. The post-holder will have access to a range of research labs and facilities, including extensive testbeds for cyber-physical systems and network security. She or he will also be able to draw upon Security Lancaster’s extensive network of industry, government and law enforcement contacts to both gain insights into real-world problems of cyber security and leverage this network to achieve an impact on wider socio-economic agendas in the field.

The core roles will be to (1) complement our internationally-leading research output; (2) deliver high-quality teaching across our degree schemes; and (3) engage fully with the administration and day-to-day running of the School and Security Lancaster.

Lancaster University is committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis, as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Awais Rashid, Director of Security Lancaster (a.rashid@lancaster.ac.uk), for an informal discussion.

Closing Date: Friday 30 September 2016

For more information and to apply for the job please visit the full advert on the Lancaster University jobs page here.