Lecturer in Software Security

by Steve Schneider, July 18, 2022

An exciting opportunity to join our expanding Department as a member of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security. We work on foundations of cyber security and their application, with particular focus on security by design, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems and cloud security.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey invites applications for the post of Lecturer in Software Security. The post includes teaching and research.

The Department of Computer Science within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international reputation for research and teaching. Research in the department is focused on three main areas - Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE), Distributed and Networked Systems, and Secure Systems, with Surrey hosting UK Academic Centres of Excellence both in Research and in Education, both recognised by GCHQ.

The Department has a large secure systems research group, led by Professor Steve Schneider, with expertise in security by design, authentication, verification, distributed ledger technologies, trusted systems and cloud security.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for an appointment in the Secure Systems group. Suitable areas of expertise that complement and extend strengths of the group include (but are not limited to): software security, program analysis, formal verification of software/systems, practical system security, trusted systems, distributed systems, complex systems and networks, as well as the interface between security and machine learning. 

Candidates to the post should have a PhD in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience. An ability to secure research funding and produce high quality outputs and manage research projects and supervise research students is also required.  It is expected that the post-holder will also contribute to high quality teaching in cyber security and fundamental topics in computer science at undergraduate and post-graduate level and to supervise undergraduate projects and dissertations.

This is a full-time and permanent position. We would expect the appointed candidate to start as soon as they are available.

The University and the Department specifically are committed to building a culturally diverse organisation and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. The Department of Computer Science was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN award, in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity.

 The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

We offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

For further details and an informal discussion please contact the Head of Department, Prof Steve Schneider ([email protected])