Lecturer in Digital Security

New Zealand
Nov 28, 2016
Jan 16, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Science - Department of Computer Science

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. The Faculty of Science is ranked among the 90 science facilities worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The 10 departments and schools that form the Faculty of Science represent the breadth and diversity of science in our modern world.

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. Auckland offers a diverse range of employment and leisure options, including easy access to high quality schools which prepare students extremely well for the transition to university.

The Department of Computer Science is the country's largest, most diverse, and most accomplished. The department was founded in 1981. It now has more than 40 academic staff and 80 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates. The department is among the top 100 Computer Science Departments in the world according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings.

We are looking for a top early career academic to join our diverse and internationally renowned Department of Computer Science as a Lecturer in Digital Security. The position is part of an appealing environment of existing competencies within digital security which include undergraduate courses and a postgraduate programme and an internationally respected group of academics undertaking pure and applied research in this domain.

The successful appointee will have a PhD, demonstrated excellence in research, and a commitment to high quality research-informed teaching. The ideal candidate would have a research program that complements and builds on existing areas of strength within the department (http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz).

The scope of the search encompasses candidates conducting research in the field of digital security broadly defined (e.g. including but not limited to Cloud Computing (with emphasis in privacy and confidentiality); Digital forensics, Security Testing; Mobile devices; Cyber-physical systems focusing on Internet of Things; Machine-to-Machine systems; Software Obfuscation; and Big Data).

The main criteria for candidates are excellence in research as well as the ability to be a highly effective teacher of both undergraduate and graduate students.

The appointee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in their specialist area, at introductory levels more widely, and to engage in research and publication both personally and through the supervision of research students. The appointee would also be expected to seek research funding, to engage with the profession, to engage with industry, and to contribute to departmental service.

This is a full time, permanent position based on the University of Auckland's city campus. The start date for this position will be mid-2017.

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

Applications for this position will close on 15th January 2017