Reader in Network Security

Surrey (GB)
£60,410 to £69,984
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University offers a unique opportunity for an individual with outstanding research and leadership to join the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), the home of the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC).

The successful candidate is expected to bring a research project portfolio to complement existing ICS strengths. The Institute seeks to appoint a Reader in Network Security with an excellent research track-record and international profile to lead future growth of research activities in one or more of the following areas (but not limited to):

The individual will have leadership potential who can develop the existing activities of ICS and exploit the synergetic possibilities that exist within the Institute, across the University and regionally with UK industry. You will possess proven management and leadership qualities, demonstrating achievements in scholarship and research at a national and international level, and will have experience of teaching within HE.

ICS is one of four major research institute within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It is housed within its own purpose built modern building which also includes the 5G Innovation Centre and one of the world’s first 5G test bed networks with 46 small cells around the campus and a 5G virtualised core network. 5GIC has attracted over £90m funding from government and industry and includes 26 industrial partners.

This full time and permanent position provides an exciting opportunity to join an established research environment with excellent links into international industry. The post includes both teaching and research.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area and a track record of research publications. Previous involvement in major research projects would be seen as an advantage. The appointed candidate will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the Department’s activities including developing links with industry.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2018, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Rahim Tafazolli, Director of ICS & 5GIC ( Further details of ICS:

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