Professor of Cyber & Secure Systems

Cranfield, Bedford
14 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of Cyber & Secure Systems (2577)

Organisation   Cranfield University
School/Department   Centre for Electronic Warfare, Information and Cyber
Based at   Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security 
Hours of work    37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday 
Contract type    Permanent
Salary   Open band commencing at £67,361 per annum 
Apply by    15/01/2018 

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Cranfield University’s School of Defence and Security (CDS) is undergoing exciting strategic change with growth opportunities for academic staff.   
The area of Cyber & Secure Systems has been identified by CDS as an area which is strategically important to the UK and Global Governments and is an area in which there is identified addressable funding. CDS wish to further enhance its ‘Thought Leadership’ role in this area by recruiting a Professor of Cyber & Secure Systems to complement its existing capabilities. This Professorial role would therefore provide research and academic excellence and provide a leadership role in the Cyber & Secure Systems area.

The Professor of Cyber & Secure Systems will be responsible for:

  • Forging an active research agenda, aligned with Cranfield’s research strategy and publishing in relevant high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Generating bids for research funding to various bodies including research councils, industry and government.
  • Recruitment to PhD topics in the field of Cyber & Secure Systems.
  • Identification of new educational requirements in Cyber & Secure Systems and development of solutions to meet these. 
  • The ongoing development and delivery of a range of educational interventions. 
  • Supervising post-graduate students at Masters and Doctoral level.
  • Enhancing the University’s professional standing, reputation and impact.

The post holder will have:

  • PhD in in a relevant academic subject.
  • A track record of high quality research publications.
  • Exceptional abilities in leading and attracting external funds for internationally-leading research.
  • Experience in collaborative research involving academics from other disciplines and/or users.
  • Proven experience to provide vision, leadership and support in the development of research.
  • Relevant research within an academic environment or the defence, public sector, or related industry sector commensurate with submission into the next Research Excellence Framework activity.
  • Track record of delivering excellence in teaching through teaching programmes or internationally recognised text books.

The candidate will have gained appropriate experience for this post through either an academic role, specialising in Cyber & Secure Systems, cyber activities and the analysis of cyber systems, warfare or security or in the defence, public sector, or related industry sector as a consultant or analyst specialising in Cyber & Secure Systems, with potential to develop in the academic environment.  

Interviews will be held 9 February 2018.