Lecturer in Information Security

Egham, United Kingdom
£46,548 per annum - including London Allowance
21 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Information Security

Location: Egham
Salary: £46,548 per annum - including London Allowance
This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role.
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 31 March 2023
Reference:  0323-132

Full-Time, Permanent (3x posts)

The School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences (EPMS) at Royal Holloway, University of London comprises the Departments of Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics and Physics. We are pleased to announce that the School is embarking on an ambitious period of expansion in data science, artificial intelligence, computing, information security, digital engineering and physical science and, as part of this expansion, applications are invited for three Lectureships within the Department of Information Security.

The Department of Information Security has a record of outstanding research and hosts established research groups in Systems and Software Security, Smart Card and Internet of Things Security, Cryptography, Interdisciplinary Security, and Ethnography. There are also strong collaborations with the Department of Computer Science (which is also currently recruiting for three new positions).

The Department of Information Security is committed to delivering excellent teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our MSc in Information Security, the first of its kind anywhere in the world when it was launched in 1992, is accredited by The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and has over 4,000 alumni worldwide. The Department has received an ACE-CSE Gold Award recognising excellence in cyber security education from the NCSC.

We are seeking to appoint three lecturers in Information Security and welcome applications that would complement and/or strengthen our existing areas of research. For one of the posts, we are looking for applicants with interests that would support our new Media Broadcasting Security Centre (MBSC). For the other two we welcome applications from a broad range of areas related to information security, especially those with expertise and experience in software and systems security and applications of AI in security. Applicants should either have, or have the potential for producing, high quality publications and attracting significant research funding. Applicants will have a track record demonstrated excellence, or will show the potential for excellence, in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The post holder will be expected to contribute strongly to the development of research impact, and the successful applicant will have, or have the potential to have, a strong track record in this area.   

The Department plays an active part in inter-disciplinary activities and benefits from a number of University led initiatives including the ‘Transformative Digital Technologies, Security and Society’, ‘Advanced Quantum Science and Technologies’ and ‘Living Sustainably’ research catalysts and the School will be leading the establishment of a new Centre of Applied AI. In addition to the opportunities with the Department of Information Security, the post holder(s) will have the opportunity to play a full role in the growth of Applied AI within the School, and across the University more generally, with the opportunity to collaborate in development of new MSc programmes in this area. 

The Department of Information Security is committed to reducing gender inequality, as recognised by an Athena SWAN Bronze award (joint with the Department of Mathematics), and strongly welcomes applications from groups under-represented in academic posts. 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

Royal Holloway offers a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. There will be also the opportunity to develop and deliver postgraduate programmes at our Central London campus, located in Bloomsbury. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Chris Mitchell

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0323-132

Closing Date:   23:59, 31 March 2023

Interview Date: Mid-April 2023