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Lecturer in Security
University of Sydney

  • Jul. 12, 2017
  • Lecturer in Security
  • School of Information Technologies
  • University of Sydney
    Sydney, NSW
  • Aug. 7, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer/Information Sciences
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School of Information Technologies
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 1290/0617

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in I.T Security
  • Full-time, continuing position remuneration package: $120K – $143K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity
The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is embarking on an exciting growth journey, adding several new positions which will complement our core areas of strength pushing the frontiers to new
research areas. As part of this plan, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a continuing Lecturer position (Level B) in Security starting immediately.

This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and passion for high quality excellent research and teaching. Strong candidates from all areas of computer security are sought. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background in one or more of the following areas of security: blockchain security, data-driven methods in computer/communications/network security, theoretical foundations of security, Global-scale identity management, Scalable trustworthy systems, Survivability of time-critical systems, Malware forensics, IoT security, Privacy-aware security, usable security, application and software security. We are looking for team players who would help bring together current university efforts in cyber security targeting such areas as IoT and physical and cyber infrastructure.

Established as the first computer science department in Australia in the 1960s, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) at the University of Sydney is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. SIT is one of the five schools in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and enjoys a strong reputation for research and teaching within Australia and worldwide.

In the recent QS discipline rankings, computer science and information systems at the university was in the top 50 worldwide. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercises, The University of Sydney was rated at 5 ("well above world-class standard", top score) in FOR code 08 (Information and Computing). The school is home to four IEEE Fellows, four ACM Distinguished Scientists and seven Australian Research Council (ARC) fellows including one ARC Professorial Fellow and one ARC Future Fellow, editor-in-chiefs of prestigious journals, highly-cited authors, and distinguished members of professional associations.

The school has a vibrant and successful PhD program with one hundred students enrolled. Five previous PhD graduates have won the national CORE thesis award for the best computer science dissertation in Australia and New Zealand. The school hosts a University Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing that focuses on contemporary topics such as cloud computing infrastructures and green computing. The school has several school based centers and labs which include visualization, big data and data analytics, image processing for biomedical applications, HCI, sensor cloud services, and algorithmics.

The school offers undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, software development and data science and combined programs with business, arts, science, medical science and law. SIT also offers highly regarded postgraduate coursework programs in information technology, information technology management, health technology innovation, and data science.

The school has close links with several research labs through its collaboration with Data61 (formerly National ICT Australia), Cooperative Research Centre for Capital Markets, among others. SIT also has strong connections with industry partners including IBM, CISCO, Accenture, PwC, HP, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and major Sydney hospitals.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Lecturer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • A PhD in computer science or closely related discipline
  • Strong research track record in security
  • A record of publications in high quality journals and top conferences
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.

To be successful, you will have a PhD in computer science, or a closely related discipline.. You must show evidence of excellent research achievements in one or more areas of computer security and the ability to publish your research in highly-ranked outlets. A strong commitment to teaching and learning is required as well as evidence of ability to lecture and prepare new teaching material. You will be expected to teach a range of computer science and security related courses.

The position is full-time, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The position is to be filled immediately. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment.

About us
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 07 August 2017 (Sydney Time)

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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    Sydney, NSW 2035
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