Academic Opportunity in Cyber Security

Melbourne, Australia
13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Computing and Information Systems
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary:$98,775 - $117,290 p.a. (Level B) OR $120,993 - $139,510 p.a. (Level C) plus 17% superannuation

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)
At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching and research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)
We are international research leaders with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Ranking exercise. At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find smart people, big problems, and plenty of opportunities to make a real difference in the world.

The Opportunity
We are now inviting outstanding academic talent from around the world with expertise in cyber security ranging from cyber security topics including; artificial intelligence, machine learning, cryptography and privacy, security management, distributed systems and network security to join our growing school.

With permanent positions available for both Lecturers and Senior Lecturers, our academics have the opportunity to help to enrich our collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching across our departments. We encourage you to share your passion with the next generation of leaders. We look for an ability to engage in thoughts of new and exciting ways to help the growth and development of our students, so that with your guidance we can empower them to unlock their full potential.

Whilst these areas are of particular interest, exceptional candidates from all areas of computer science and information systems will be considered especially those with research experience in:

  • Security analytics
  • Cryptography and privacy
  • Security management
  • Distributed systems and network security
  • Formal methods for verification

Excitingly, you will also make a significant contribution to the University of Melbourne Academic Centre for Cybersecurity Excellence (UoM ACCSE) an initiative of the Commonwealth Government through the Department of Education and Training and one of only two such centres in Australia.

What you’ll be doing
You will be encouraged to collaborate in research within the School, the University, and industry and government agencies. You will be an aspiring leader in Computer Science or Information Systems research, with ambition to publish in top quality journals and conferences, mentor research students, and secure independent grant funding to support a program of research. You will be expected to develop a research portfolio and contribute to teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs within the School.

What we offer you
Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

Academics who regularly engage in practice-developing research and development activities and have a strong track record of working well in academic teams and independently are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

  • Apply online and complete the detailed application form.
  • You are not required to upload a resume or address the selection criteria for this position.
  • You are only required to complete the online application form.

About the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

While we take a look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it’s like working at CIS by visiting

The University of Melbourne and MSE is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Close date: 11 Nov 2018 (extended from 28 Oct 2018)

Position Description and Selection Criteria


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