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Senior Lecturer in Software Security

Surrey, United Kingdom
£56,021 to £66,857 per annum and dependent on level of appointment
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

Computer Science

Location: Guildford
Salary: £56,021 to £66,857 per annum and dependent on level of appointment
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 12 December 2023
Interview Date: Tuesday 19 December 2023
Reference: 064523

Here are the University of Surrey we are continuing to grow in Computer Science. Come and join us and contribute to our vision “Towards and Optimised and Connected Future.”

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee. We embrace collaboration and offer a supportive and friendly environment in which to develop your career working alongside our outstanding academics.   

About Us 

Computer Science at Surrey has an international reputation for research and teaching and two thriving research centres; Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) and Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, which has recently been named Cyber University of the Year at the National Cyber Awards 2023. The Times Higher Education rated Surrey 55th in the world for impact. In the area of Computer Science, we ranked 7th in the national Research Excellence Framework 2021 for the quality of outputs submitted.  

Computer Science at Surrey has two thriving research groups, each with an international reputation for research: Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) and Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS). SCCS has five research themes: security and privacy; cryptography; verification; distributed systems; networked systems. SCCS members are active in at least one theme, with several working also across themes. SCCS is also leading a cross-cutting research activity on digital resilience. NICE focuses on advancing the foundations of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Primarily, NICE investigates deep learning, as well as explainable/interpretable models, and extends their applicability to natural language processing, robotics, healthcare, and other areas.  

About the role

This post offers an exciting opportunity for you to join a growing cohort of like-minded academics who are collaborating in news ways to find novel answers to global issues, especially at the interface between security and machine learning and in data science.  

Of particular interest would be experience in Software Security.

About you   

The post holder must have: 

  • A higher professional qualification, normally a doctoral degree.
  • Proven academic leadership.  
  • Achievement in scholarship and research at a national level.  
  • Evidence of a leadership/development role in high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  
  • Evidence of making a contribution to the administration and general life and work of an academic institution.  
  • It is expected that the post-holder will also contribute to high quality teaching in computer science at undergraduate and post-graduate level and to supervise undergraduate projects and dissertations. 
  • A solid contribution to research, teaching and leadership. 

We are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The Department of Computer Science was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity. 

For informal enquiries please email Professor Steve Schneider ( to arrange a call.  

To apply please complete the application form tailoring your answers to provide evidence of suitability and attach your CV with a covering letter which is optional. 

Interview date     

Week commencing 18th December 2023 in person in Guildford.  

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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