Aston University Professor in Cyber Security
Professor of Cyber Security at Aston University
Grade: A competitive salary is offered for this position. Commensurate with experience.
Location: Birmingham, UK
Aston University’s mission is to be the UK’s leading university for students aspiring to succeed in business and the professions where original research, enterprise and inspiring teaching deliver local and global impact. Aston University was awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. We have developed a bold strategy around our beneficiaries because their future success is important to us. We define our beneficiaries as those who the University exists to serve; students, external organisations, and our region and society.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) has a tradition of quality and reputation for cutting edge research, offering students excellent opportunities to join in the process of discovery and creativity, and prepare for an increasingly diverse and technological world. EAS was recently awarded the Silver Athena Swan Award in 2018. One of the academic groups within EAS is Computer Science, which focuses on creatively solving the problems of business and industry through advanced software engineering. The group’s strengths include software engineering and process, distributed computing, knowledge representation and engineering, pattern analysis, AI, robotics, machine learning, natural language processing, HCI, computing education and digital health. We also deliver distinctive and innovative programmes at undergraduate and Masters levels that achieve some of the highest employability rates for Computer Science graduates in the UK.
We are now seeking to appoint a full-time Professor of Cyber Security to develop and lead an internationally-recognised research programme in Cyber Security or closely-related field, that has significant impact in the field. S/he will also lead the development of the new BSc in Cyber Security and contribute to the delivery of teaching as part of the BSc in Cyber Security, and potentially other Computer Science programmes. A PhD in Computer Science or related discipline is essential. The appointee will have a proven track record of sustainable research in cyber security or closely-related discipline. S/he will have a track record in successfully securing research funding, experience of engaging with industry partners and have considerable teaching experience with evidence of module or programme development, innovation and good student satisfaction. Applications from individuals with senior technical roles in cyber security in industry or business will also be considered.
The closing date for applications is 18th August 2019.