Associate Professor/Head of Subject in Cyber security and Networks

Updated: 15 days ago
Location: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Deadline: 07 Jun 2021

Associate Professor/Head of Subject in Cyber security and Networks
GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135  per annum
Excellent Benefits Package

Associate Professor/Head of Subject in Cybersecurity and Networks - Permanent - Full Time

Who we are

It's an exciting time to join us! We are an ambitious university, operating at the leading edge of our academic disciplines in research, pedagogy and professional practice. We are looking for passionate and ambitious academic staff to deliver innovative, research-led teaching programmes.  Our School of Computing is home to 70 academics, 1400 students.

The role

Our Cybersecurity provision continues to grow with our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes achieving NCSC accreditation. Along with this, we have created significant impact from our research, with three highly successful Cybersecurity spin-outs (ZoneFox, Symphonic and Cyan Forensics).  As an Associate Professor you will undertake the role of Head of Subject in our growing Cybersecurity and Networks subject group. You will lead and influence development and delivery of research and teaching activity across one or more of the following areas: Penetration Testing, Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Cryptography, Network Security, IoT Security, Networking, Software Security, Blockchain, Hardware Security, Operating Systems, Software Defined Networks, Distributed Systems, Malware, Cybersecurity Risk, Law and Ethics, and Cloud Security.

Our ideal candidate must demonstrate enthusiasm for working with industry and leadership skills in a relevant domain. You will develop strong links to industry, with an aim to developing your own interests and influence in related emerging areas. In this role, you will be expected to contribute to research as a member of one of our research centres.

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Please click here to hear about the role from Professor Bill Buchanan.

What you can expect

Edinburgh Napier University is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our gender pay gap is currently one of the lowest in the sector. We support flexible part-time working. We actively encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.


Who we are looking for

  • Evidence of a professional academic profile and/or industry expertise alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in one or more of the areas mentioned above to influence and lead the development of high quality teaching/learning.
  • Commitment to deliver and provide leadership of face to face, blended, and online teaching for both on-campus and off-campus delivery in UK and overseas.
  • Demonstrate a level of achievement appropriate to the post being applied for, including national and international standing, industry and/or research track record of high quality outputs, income generation, and industry/academic leadership.
  • Strong influencing, leadership and people management skills.

Benefits we offer

Salary: Grade 7

GBP 51,034 - GBP 59,135  per annum

Your Application

For an informal conversation about the role please contact the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver, by contacting Tom Mellor at tom.mellor@perrettlaver.com or +44 (0) 20 7340 6234.

Applications should consist of a covering letter addressing suitability against the person specification and a full curriculum vitae.

Applications can be uploaded at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies , quoting reference number 5137.

The closing date for applications is Monday 7th June 2021 at 12noon.

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