Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cyber Security

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,467 - £65,573 per annum.
06 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 13/10/2021
Salary Lecturer: £37,467 - £51,799 per annum. Senior Lecturer: £53,348 - £61,818 per annum. Reader: £60,022 - £65,573 per annum.
Job category/type Academic

Job description

Do you have Leadership potential in Hardware and Embedded Systems Security; Applied Cryptography; Security of AI; Network Forensics; or ICS Security, capable of developing the UK’s cyber security capabilities and developing innovative mission-led research programmes?

The School of EEECS is currently seeking to appoint a number of exceptional candidates to the post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader.

The successful candidates will undertake research within the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) which is an Innovation and Knowledge centre in cyber security funded by EPSRC and Innovate UK since 2009.  This is truly an exciting time to join Queens University Belfast and be part of some of the University’s illustrious collaborations with industry including Belfast Regional City Deal’s Global Innovation Institute (GII).

You will be undertaking world class innovative, mission-led research programmes and will also have the opportunity to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students within the School of EEECS (computer science modules).

The successful candidates must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter or application form:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • Three years postdoctoral research experience in cybersecurity.
  • High quality research (commensurate with career stage) in:
    • Hardware & embedded systems security;
    • Applied cryptography;
    • Security of artificial Intelligence;
    • Industrial control system security;
    • Network forensics; and/or
    • Security of software defined networks

(as evidenced by verifiable involvement in the generation of milestone papers in leading conferences and journals, noteworthy demonstrators or internationally leading capability or major funding initiatives.)  

  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs and potential to establish an independent sustainable research program.
  • Candidates at Reader level are expected to demonstrate an internationally excellent research standing and ability to lead research initiatives.
  • A strong track record of research income earned via competitive means of funding as Principal Investigators (for candidates at Senior Lecturer or Reader), or evidence of potential to secure research income (for candidates at the Lecturer grade).
  • Ability to form and manage a sizeable research group, including a track record of post-graduate student and post-doctoral staff supervision (for candidates at the Senior Lecturer or, Reader grade).
  • Teaching experience commensurate with career stage, this can include, but is not limited to, undergraduate or postgraduate teaching, assessment, and/or industrial training activities.
  • For candidates at the grade of Senior Lecturer, or Reader, a strong track record of leadership, demonstrated as evidence of major initiatives that significantly improved education, research or administrative processes.

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list*. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click 'Candidate Information' below. 

We offer an attractive employment package that includes pension schemes, generous holiday entitlement, and flexibility and career development opportunities. Please visit https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/HumanResources/pay-reward-and-benefits/.

CSIT staff have received numerous research awards including a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 and a prestigious Regius Professorship in Electronics and Computer Engineering (currently assigned to Professor Maire O’Neill, CSIT’s Director).

For more information about the School of EEECS/ECIT/CSIT please visit: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/ 




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