Lecturer in Cyber Security

Sydney, Australia
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Salary Package: From $101,877 to $120,537 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

We are inviting top early career academics to apply for a continuing position at the Lecturer level. The position will be based in the Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Engineering with close interactions with the Cyber Security Hub. The successful candidate will contribute to the research in cyber security at Macquarie University, in existing areas of excellence such as privacy preserving technologies, human-centric security (including next generation authentication techniques), cyber physical systems security and applications of AI in Cyber Security.

The appointee will also contribute to the design and delivery of new cyber security units featured in a Bachelor of Cyber Security offered from 2020 as well as administrative and other academic activities within the Department of Computing.

About You

You will have completed a PhD in cyber security or a closely related computing discipline. You will enjoy driving innovation and excellence in teaching and bringing impactful research outcomes.

You will have a strong background in security, privacy, data mining, machine learning or computer networks, as well as be able to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team. If you have a passion for cyber security, then you will thrive in this position!

About Us

The Department of Computing is the home of close to 40 academic staff and more than 100 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates and postgraduate coursework students. The department offers a broad range of cutting edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses and enjoys a strong research ethos.

The Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub was launched in 2016 by Macquarie University with Optus as its founding partner. This seven-year $10 million collaborative initiative acts as a focal point for multidisciplinary research, education and thought leadership activities, in collaboration with industry and government. Its vision is to be one of the leading centres in Australasia for research in cyber security.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate document responding to the selection criteria below:

  • A PhD in cyber security or a closely related discipline such as Computer science, computer networking, or distributed systems.
  • Demonstrated publications in top-tier peer reviewed journals and/or conferences in security, privacy, data mining, machine learning or computer networks.
  • Demonstrated research activities fitted in the core areas of cyber security and preferably aligned with the existing areas of excellence which are privacy preserving technologies, human-centric security and cyber physical systems security.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in the preparation of high-quality reports, presentations, and publications.
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in the discipline and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in the core areas of cyber security, including the design, delivery, and management of lectures, tutorials, and assessment.
  • An excellent track record in attracting nationally competitive and/or industry research funding.
  • Proven ability to successfully attract and supervise research students.
  • A solid track record of working effectively as part of a team, preferably within a multi-disciplinary team, and the ability to make useful contribution to the academic life and administrative tasks of the Department.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Michael Sheng on email michael.sheng@mq.edu.au or phone +61 2 9850 9514

General Recruitment Enquiries: Diane Abinoja on diane.abinoja@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Friday, 30 November 2018 at 11:55 pm AEST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.

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