Professor in Secure Systems, University of Surrey

March 31, 2016

Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey


The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian, the University of Surrey has an outstanding record in student employment and teaching excellence. The Department of Computer Science embodies the ethos of "applying theory into practice" across its research and teaching activities.


The Department of Computer Science within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an international reputation for research and teaching. In the National Student Survey, overall student satisfaction was 95%. Research in the department is focussed on two main areas - Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering, and Secure Systems, with Surrey hosting one of only 13 Academic Centres of Excellence recognised by GCHQ.


This post offers an exciting opportunity for a Professorial appointment in the Secure Systems group.


The successful candidate will provide leadership in research in security at the highest level and develop strategic partnerships. We are open to a variety of security specialisms that are related to, or complement current strengths of the group including (but not limited to): trusted systems, privacy preserving security, verification of secure systems, IoT security, and human factors in security. It is expected that the post-holder will also contribute to high quality teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level.


The initial focus of the post is working as part of the senior team to drive forward secure systems research within the Department, across the University and internationally with academia and industry. It offers the unique opportunity to grow cyber security research involving the Institute for Communication Systems and the 5G Innovation Centre, within Surrey, and interdisciplinary research with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. There is potential for the candidate to take on the role of Head of Department in the future. The Department has prioritised growth in the area of security research and immediately after the appointment to this Chair the Department intends to appoint a further faculty member at Senior Lecturer level alongside this post.


For an informal discussion about the positions, please contact the Head of

Department of Computer Science, Dr Helen Treharne on


A search exercise is being undertaken by Society who will support the University Panel decision to identify the widest possible field of candidates and assist in their assessment.


For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please contact quoting reference 0432 or to discuss the position further contact Rachael Marshall on +(0) 44 203 653 0478.


The closing date is Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 5pm (GMT). Interviews will be held in June, in Guildford.