Lecturer in Cyber Security Policy

Sydney, Australia
04 May 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently seeking an exceptional Lecturer with scholarly expertise in Cyber Security Policy to join the Department of Security Studies and Criminology.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction.

Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions. We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good.

At Macquarie, people become skilled at switching between specialist and generalist mindsets; mastering complexity, thinking holistically and helping to create a better future.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with six research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

The Department of Security Studies and Criminology (SSC) sits within the Faculty of Arts, operates as a high-level, cross-disciplinary department offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, occasional expert seminars and opportunities for research in the many areas associated with security studies and criminology. SSC draws together senior academics and leading industry professionals specialising in research, theory and practice associated with security, protecting both the national interest and the rights of individuals and groups within society. The current areas of teaching and research centre on security and strategic studies, cyber security, intelligence, terrorism, and criminology.

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The Role

The Department has an opportunity for a Lecturer with scholarly knowledge in the discipline are of cyber security and policy. The successful applicant will be expected to make a contribution to research; develop, teach and convene units in cyber security and policy at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students (for Lecturers). The applicant will also be expected to engage with government and industry stakeholders, and to make an active contribution to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, the applicant will demonstrate the below requirements in their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:


  • A PhD in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated success in high-quality research in cyber security, including cybercrime and espionage, domestic and international cyber policy, and cyber warfare;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching cyber security policy at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the ability to develop scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, particularly in an online environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students;
  • A record of contributing, or capacity to contribute, to administration in a University or professional setting and to interact effectively within these settings;
  • A record of enhancing, or capacity to enhance, the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders.

Salary Package: Lecturer (Level B), from $101,877 to $120,537 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Ben Schreer, Head of Department at ben.schreer@mq.edu.au

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at anne.kumanan@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 3 June 2018 at 11:55 pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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