Professor of Cybersecurity

Boroondara, Australia
19 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Collaboration with Data61
  • Melbourne Location, 5 year fixed term contract
  • Level E ($178,698) plus fully funded Research Fellow

About Swinburne and Data61

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

Our world is changing, fast, and data is the basic currency of this new world. Data61 is Australia’s leading digital research network, we’re here to help you create your data-driven future.

About the job

In collaboration with Data61, we are looking for a Professor to develop and disseminate our research capability in cyber security. Based at both Swinburne campus and Data61’s Docklands office, you will be responsible for leading our research and academic capability in cybersecurity. Key to your success will be developing and leading the Cybersecurity Laboratory. Through your international track record of research excellence, you will develop and maintain industry and government partnerships to ensure that research is translated into innovative technologies and strategies. As part of your role, you will assist in shaping State and Federal policy to grow expertise in cybersecurity. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in computer science, electrical engineering, cyber security or a related field
  • Demonstrated outstanding academic and research leadership in cyber security with capacity to develop international collaborations in cyber security area leading to growth in offshore PhD students and international research income
  • Outstanding nationally and internationally recognised personal track record of research in cyber security as evidenced by substantial publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals or equivalently highly regarded peer-reviewed conference venues. A consistent history of initiating, obtaining and managing competitive research grants and involvement in research through collaborations with other universities, industry, the profession and/or government
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake teaching associated administrative duties, management and curriculum development at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In particular, demonstrated ability to teach in one or more of the key areas of computer science, electrical engineering or cyber security

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available.

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Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

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Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 16th July 2018.

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