Chair in Cyber Security Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications United Kingdom

Chair in Cyber Security


School of Computing and Communications

Salary: Professorial Scale (£63,836 minimum)

Closing Date: Friday 03 November 2017

Reference: A2033

As part of an extensive and ongoing investment programme in Cyber Security, the School of Computing & Communications wishes to make a number of strategic appointments. These appointments will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and future direction of Security Lancaster, the University’s cross-disciplinary research institute in Cyber Security.


Security Lancaster is one of the four flagship Lancaster Research Institutes and is amongst the current 14 Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research recognised by the UK government. It is one of the few multi-disciplinary centres to tackle human as well as technological challenges to cyber security by integrating computing and communications researchers with expertise from social and behavioural sciences.


The Chair will provide leadership and vision to drive our research and teaching in cyber security, including the opportunity to lead the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research. The appointment will be at professorial (full or tenured) level. The aim of this role is to see that research is conducted at the highest international quality and to secure our reputation as world leaders in this field.


We encourage applications from strong and collegiate individuals that complement existing areas of expertise including but not limited to security and resilience of communications networks, industrial control systems (ICS) and Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics to study security and privacy issues, analysis of human behaviours in the context of security, security and privacy for digital health.


We invite applications from candidates with appropriate specialist cyber security domain knowledge from academia, government or industry. Candidates should have an established international reputation for leadership in their field. Applicants should have a proven ability to develop and direct a team, to secure significant external research funding, and to generate substantial impact. We expect all candidates to be committed educators and to contribute to the development of our portfolio of courses, including our international partnerships.


The School strongly believes in creating an open and collaborative environment that is both highly inclusive and stimulating for career development. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. Learn more about equality, diversity and inclusivity at Lancaster. More information about living and working at Lancaster, can be found online.


Initial contact should be made with Witt/Kieffer Ccentric, the executive search firm exclusively engaged to assist with this appointment. Enquiries or applications can be made, in confidence, to Mary Comer on +44 7408 850 797 or email .


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