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The new Professor in Cyber Security will sit within Aston University's Computer Science department in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, which is making a strategic investment in Cyber Security.  Research strengths within the Computer Science department are diverse and multidisciplinary in nature which in addition to Cyber Security include AI, robotics, machine learning, natural language processing, HCI, digital health and software engineering.  We value impactful research designed to promote solutions to practical problems.  We have excellent links to industry with a strong portfolio of externally funded research projects.  Beginning with a new BSc in in Cyber Security, the department aims to develop a range of Cyber Security programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level which are founded upon a growing volume of impactful Cyber Security research within the team.

We are looking for an individual who is able to provide leadership in both research and teaching to the small but growing number of Cyber Security specialists; who is able to clearly articulate ambition for the Cyber Security research group and has a clear vision of how to achieve it.  In addition to established academics the post may suit an individual whose recent background has been in industry or government who can demonstrate both enthusiasm for a move into academia and the potential to thrive there.

A competitive salary is offered for this position.

An executive search is being carried out by Perrett Laver. For further details and instructions on how to apply please visit For informal enquiries please contact Dr Urvashi Ramphul at or +4420 7340 6280, quoting reference 4192.

Closing Date: 18 Aug 2019
Category: Teaching & Research

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About Aston University

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston began as the Birmingham Municipal Technical School in 1895, evolving into the UK’s first College of Advanced Technology in 1956. Aston University received its royal charter from Queen Elizabeth II on 22 April 1966.

In 2016, Aston received recognition Times Higher Education for the second best teaching quality in the UK. For 2018, it was ranked in the top 55 universities in the UK by all major domestic and international league tables. Aston was ranked by QS as the 42nd best university in the world under 50 years old in 2015.

Aston pioneered the integrated placement year concept over 50 years ago, with more than 70% of Aston students taking a placement year, the highest percentage in the UK.