Lecturer in Cybersecurity

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of Sheffield.

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. To drive our research agenda in cybersecurity forward, we are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer to join the existing academics in the group.

We are seeking a candidate with an outstanding record of scholarship in cybersecurity. Suitable areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): development of security protocols, cryptographic fundamentals, authentication mechanisms (e.g., protocols and biometrics), security of modern systems architectures and supporting technologies (IoT, cloud, software defined networks, low latency networks, 5G/6G, low resource systems), and the use of machine learning to secure or stress test systems. Specific application areas include, but are not limited to, energy networks, active buildings, robotics and advanced manufacturing. There is increasing interest in post-quantum cryptography and applications of quantum computing to cybersecurity.

You will hold a PhD in computer science or a related area, 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 our research group and more widely.

The appointment will be supported with a generous start-up package including funds for equipment/travel and a PhD studentship (covering UK tuition fee and stipend for 3.5 years). We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

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 from across the world, 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.

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