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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Job Description

Academic Level B and Academic Level C
Full time continuing position
Close date (Tuesday 7th June 2022 11.00 PM AEST)
UQ Careers reference: R-07258

About This Opportunity?
The incumbent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be responsible for undertaking research; teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including course coordination; higher degree research student supervision; and professional activities in Cyber Security and Computer Science.

The focus area for this position is Cyber Security, particularly research areas such as:
cyber incident response;
security operation centres;
security information and event management;
threat hunting;
software and application security;
system and network security;
digital forensics

As a teaching and research academic at level B the incumbent is expected to achieve national recognition in their field of research. At level C the incumbent is expected to have achieved national recognition and have a developing international profile in their field of research.

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to

Teaching and Research Academic Level B

Teaching and Learning
Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
Teach across different settings and actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods.
Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
Contribute to the supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.
Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

Develop an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition and impact in the research area.
Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
Contribute as chief investigator role (often in conjunction with more experienced researchers) in applications for external research funding, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
Maintain an active and effective record of publishing in high quality national and international research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.
Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
Prepare research publications and progress reports and participate in regular meetings to discuss project objectives, methodology and outcomes.

Service and Engagement
Actively develop external links by fostering relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
Perform a range of administrative functions as required.
Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor.

About You


Teaching and Research Academic Level B
Completion of a PhD in the discipline area.
A demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the listed focus areas, and knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies and industry trends in those focus areas. Industry experience managing security operation centres or large security data sets would be desirable. Knowledge of Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR) best practices would be desirable.
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.

For Appointment at Level C:
All of the criteria listed above, as well as the following:
National recognition in the area of expertise, with an internationally developing profile and a very strong record of publications in high level refereed journals and top-ranked cyber security and computer science conferences.
A strong record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
A solid record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion,
Ability to successfully lead a research team to deliver outputs to industry.

What We Can Offer?
?This is a Full-time Continuing position at Academic Level B or Academic Level C.?

The full-time equivalent base salary for Academic Level C will be in the range $124,378.29 - $143,415.50?plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $145,522.60 - $167,796.14 per annum.?

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role:? ?Part time/job share; some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time.?

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review?The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.?

To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Mark Utting: m.utting
For application queries, please contact recruitment stating the job reference number?in the subject line.?

?Want to Apply??
All applicants must supply the following documents:?
Cover letter addressing Selection Criteria ?

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.?

Other Information?
Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.?

Sponsorship:?Visa sponsorship may be 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.?

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, 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.