Associate Professor/ Professor of Cyber Security

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
£51,034 - £65,450
03 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) at DMU is looking to appoint to two (associate or full) professor roles. They will contribute to leadership in a dynamic well-established institute with strong industry connections.

In 2019, the CTI was recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by EPSRC and the NCSC. The CTI’s specialisation areas include incident response, privacy, and industrial control system security, as Airbus’ only Centre of Excellence in SCADA Security. Its Industrial Advisory group consists of Airbus, BT, Rolls Royce, Deloitte UK. Deloitte has contributed to a training Security Operations Centre as the latest addition to CTI specialist laboratories.

De Montfort University is a vibrant, ambitious institution, with an attractive campus in Leicester city centre. At DMU, we believe that everyone should have the freedom to be, the freedom to inspire and the freedom to succeed.


The faculty

The School of Computer Science and Informatics offers many courses, including an NCSC accredited MSc in Cyber Security, CPD, undergraduate and apprenticeship programmes in this area. The CTI will provide 2/5 impact case studies for REF 2021. Computer Science at DMU is ranked 151-200 worldwide in the Shanghai Ranking, and 201-250 in the THES World University Rankings. Other Research Institutes in the School offer synergy and collaboration. The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility is a world leader in responsible research and innovation, and ethics of computing. The Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a world leader in fuzzy logic, grey systems, and optimisation.


The role

Dependant on individual experience and expertise, the starting salary for this role is from £51,034 (AP)/ £65,450 (Prof). Please indicate in your cover letter which level(s) you wish to be considered for. We have identified two strategic areas in which we would like to appoint research leaders – though we also invite candidates in areas with comparable strategic potential.

Digital Twins: Cyber security in Industry 4.0 and CNI depends critically on opportunities for realistic simulation that allows stakeholders to learn from “digital twins” in the cyber security sphere. This theme would build on our existing research and infrastructure, such as the CyRan cyber range, the training SOC, and research in cyber security gamification.

Secure Commerce is the second area, aiming at the NSCS target of making “the UK the safest place [for] business online”. Our expertise on impact assessment and cryptography-based security services provides basis for this, we aim for practical impact through innovation and enterprise.


The person

You will need strong leadership skills and initiative, strength in building links with stakeholders (industry, government, academia), with a track record in income generation and academic publications or comparable industry-based research.


What next?

To view the full job description, visit the DMU careers site.

All applications must be submitted via the DMU careers system

CV's to the job  board will not b accepted

Closing date: 04 April 2021

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