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Professor of Cybersecurity (includes additional Lectureship appointment)

Computer Science
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Minimum salary 62,585 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the UK's leading higher education institutions and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. The Department is renowned internationally for its high impact research, combined with a dedication to high-quality teaching and excellent student satisfaction, as well as strong industrial links, making us one of the UK's top Computer Science departments.

The Role
We welcome applications from researchers with a track record as a leader in Cybersecurity, with some emphasis on the systems and pragmatic aspects of Cybersecurity. You will actively engage and collaborate with colleagues leading the development of Cybersecurity research and teaching within the Department, so develop relationships across the wider University and beyond to help build a distinctive and positive working environment that emphasises excellence.

In addition to this appointment, we will offer you the opportunity to influence the appointment of an additional Lecturer in Cybersecurity. We have recently appointed 7 lectureships within the department to further grow Cybersecurity research and our other core themes. Our intentions is to build our Cybersecurity research into an accredited centre. We would offer you support through this additional appointment and reduced teaching load in the first instance.

Key requirements:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Internationally recognised knowledge of Cybersecurity with a focus on practical aspects of Cybersecurity (e.g., network security, digital forensics)
  • Ability to consistently publish academic work that is recognised as internationally leading
  • Ability to work with external and non-academic organisations for research impact and CPD
  • Substantial publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Significant and sustained success in accessing research grants and other external funding
  • Self-motivated, dedicated and creative

Salary will be commensurate with experience current minimum £62,585

To apply
Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Neil Audsley (

Closing date: 24 June 2018
Interviews will be held in York on: 1 August 2018

Why York?
We're a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years, securing national and international recognition for our academic excellence. Our attractive landscaped campus has seen significant development which will continue as the University continues to develop. We’re recognised consistently for our family-friendly policies and proud of our Athena SWAN Award.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.