College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
This permanent post is part of the strategic growth of the Department of Computer Science that includes building a new group in Cybersecurity.
This is a unique opportunity to shape the future development of Cybersecurity research at Exeter both within the Department of Computer Science and the University as a whole. The Department is a member of the Turing Institute and the Complete University Guide ranks the Department 11th in the UK and Exeter is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, with the IT sector being particularly strong.
The new cybersecurity group is embedded in a strong cyber environment within and outside of the University. Within the University, cybersecurity is not only rooted within the Computer Science Department (e.g. working in the intersection of data science and cybersecurity, an area in which we also offer a new MSc in Cyber Security Analytics: for example, we also work together with the Law School, which has a strong expertise in international cybersecurity law, the Strategy and Security Institute, and we collaborate with the Management School on a MSc in Financial Technology. Outside of the university, we actively engage with the local industry, e.g., via the South West Cyber Security Cluster.
We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding research record in any area of cybersecurity such as (but not limited to): language-based security, access control, usable security, software security, formal methods for security, security analytics, security protocols, human aspects of security, security economics, security by design, applied cryptography, security testing.
You are expected to carry out research in any area of cybersecurity and to supervise PhD students in her/his research area. We are particularly keen on research areas that either extend the current strength in software security and formal methods in security or that complement these existing focus area.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.
What we can offer you
- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
- A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Prof Ronaldo Menezes (01392 726991; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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