Lecturer in Cyber Security

University of Queensland
April 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,201
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  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Teach courses in our Master of Cyber Security degree and Software Engineering degrees!

  • Research strengths in AI for Cyber Security, CS for IOT, & CS for Benchmarking will be highly regarded

  • Join a team that is closely associated with UQ Cyber Security, having recently created innovative Cyber War Rooms & Agile Security Operation Centre (ASOC) labs

  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at St Lucia comprises five discipline groups, one of which is Cyber Security and Software Engineering (CSS). CSS is closely associated with UQ Cyber Security, which has recently created innovative Cyber War Rooms, Agile Security Operation Centre (ASOC) labs, and a Device Testing Lab. CSS also leads the Master of Cyber Security degree, an interdisciplinary postgraduate degree aligned to the NIST NICE Framework.

    We are seeking to grow our cyber security research focus, by the addition of a Lecturer (Level B), teaching and research appointment to the CSS team. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. We would like to increase our research strength in areas such as AI for Cyber Security and/or Cyber Security for IoT and/or Cyber Security Benchmarking. These are growth areas with many opportunities to apply the recent advances in generative AI and large language models (LLM) to cyber security challenges such as AI-based intrusion detection , to address IoT security issues for smart homes, smart cities and edge computing , and to develop and analyse high-quality cyber security benchmark datasets.

    It is expected that the successful applicant will have the demonstrated capability and willingness to teach into the following teaching areas within the school:

  • Introductory and intermediate programming courses

  • Cyber security systems at the introductory, intermediate or advanced undergraduate level

  • Cyber security individual capstone projects and research methods

  • Cyber security for IoT and Edge Computing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

  • Cyber security team projects at the introductory or intermediate undergraduate level

  • In addition, applicants are expected to be able to teach courses on advanced cyber security topics aligned with their area of research expertise.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching & Research

  • Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Citizenship and Service

  • This is a teaching & research position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a full-time continuing position at academic level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,201.26 - $128,201.75, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $126,595.47 - $149,996.05 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You

    Applicants should possess a PhD in computer science, specialising in cyber security.

    Additionally, you will demonstrate:

  • A growing profile in teaching and research in cyber security.

  • A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining, and managing external research funding.

  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.

  • Experience in course coordination and contribution to the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

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    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Mark Utting at [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-37388).

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