Research Chair in Security and Defence

Canberra, Australia
08 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Develop research leadership and industry engagement across Defence and Government in these exciting brand new opportunities.
  • Attractive salary at the Academic Level D or Level E +17% Super
  • Full Time, Fixed Term for 3 years

UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. We’re proudly recognised as number one in the world for reducing inequalities (THE, 2022).

Our exciting new partnership between the University and global technology company Cisco has cultivated new opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity that is offering not only a research focus but industry engagement and connections as part of Cisco’s National Industry Innovation Network (NIIN).

With the benefit of global partnerships, this is a sensational opportunity to apply your research focus expertise with industry lead research.

Drive research and industry engagement across Defence and a broad range of sectors to solve critical problems while ensuring there is grant funding and industry investment to establish a commitment to new technology solutions and capabilities.

Jointly funded by the University and Cisco, you will be supported by the Cisco & UC Alliance Manager, to develop, build and lead an innovative research program that will build capacity in digital security and critical infrastructure.

There are two positions available as part of this recruitment.


  • A Doctoral level qualification relevant to cyber/network security or related area.
  • A track record of internationally recognised research publications, higher degree research student supervision and success in securing competitive grant funding;
  • A track record of industry engagement;
  • High level interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate and establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry stakeholders.

We are open to receiving applications from candidates at a Academic Level D that are looking to develop into an Academic Level E.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this role all we want is your CV, no other documentation is required.

Please ensure you take the time to align your CV with the Position Description requirements. We want to understand how your skills and experience relate to the position you are applying for.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Ms Erin Stacey, Cisco Alliance Manager via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, Sunday 9th April 2023