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Professor / Reader in Cybersecurity

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • Posted on: 03rd Nov 2021
  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF: 13641
  • Closes: 30th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Our core values of equality, diversity, inclusion, social and environmental justice and academic freedom are at the heart of everything we do.

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

As part of a significant investment in people, we delighted to be recruiting for a Professor/Reader in Cyber Security. The post is intended to co-lead the Secure & Resilient Systems (SRS) group, which conducts research in the protection of computing systems against malicious attacks as well as accidental failures. The group is currently about 40 colleagues strong, covering both resilience and security research topics, with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary research. We are responsible for an MSc in cyber security, a degree apprenticeship for cyber security specialists and newly re-designed undergraduate teaching in security and resilience. We are a core part of the Newcastle Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) and the cross-faculty Centre in Cyber Security & Resilience.

The successful candidate would play a key strategic role in further strengthening the ACE-CSR. As a group we are looking for an innovative research leader in cyber security, as part of a larger strategic investment in cyber security and resilience research and education within Newcastle University. We look forward to expanding our group with a person with an appealing research vision, an inclusive and inspiring way of working and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Professor John Fitzgerald, Head of Newcastle University School of Computing at comp.hos@ncl.ac.uk

Interviews are scheduled for 10 January 2022

To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all. You can learn more about what is available here on ourBenefitsWebsite page.

Requisition ID: 13641

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