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Lecturer in Computer Science - Cyber Security

University of Auckland
New Zealand
On site, no remote
Applications close:
90,000 - 100,000 salary range
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This exciting new role offers a passionate, dynamic academic with a strong background in Cyber Security an opportunity to develop and deliver to the continuously growing success of our program and can complement the Cyber Security expertise already present in the school.

As a Lecturer, you will ensure that our students will have a positive learning experience that is informed by up-to-date research and supported by creative learning technologies. This role will contribute to the development and delivery of courses with a focus on usable security, user-centred cyber security, cyber security in the contest of AI and ML, cryptography, data sovereignty, hardware-based trustworthy computing, digital forensics, software and hardware security, and security in emerging applications, as these are areas of priority.

Our academics undertake research across a wide range of computing fields: software engineering, data science, algorithms and theoretical computer science, cyber security, communication and information technology, and systems development and evaluation. We teach in the Bachelor of Science, Technology, and Engineering programmes as well as supporting a vibrant postgraduate programme that attracts top quality Masters and PhD candidates.

Your contributions will include world-class research, publishing in world-class journals and conferences, securing research grant funding, high-calibre teaching as well as supervision of capstone projects and dissertations at the Master and PhD level.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • A PhD in Cyber Security or an area closely related to Cyber Security
  • Experience as a Postdoc/Research Fellow
  • Strong track-record of research as evidenced by peer reviewed publications in high-reputable conferences and journals in the field of Cyber Security
  • Demonstrated research and grant funding success
  • Evidence of curricula design and teaching at undergraduate/postgraduate levels
  • Demonstratable potential to build sustainable relationships with industry partners and evidence of the ability to promote partnerships with external/professional organisations/agencies.
  • Relevant teaching qualification and/or related tertiary teaching experience.
  • Have an established network of collaborators
  • Capable of successfully teaching Cyber Security courses
  • Industrial experience and/or experience of collaborative research with industrial partners would be a significant advantage

This is a permanent, full-time 1 FTE (40 hours per week) role.

Remuneration:  L1-L7, $94,981 to $113,463

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

Te Kura Mātai Rorohiko/ The School of Computer Science was founded in 1981. We employ over 75 academic staff and have an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Waipapa Taumata Rau/The University of Auckland is ranked 65 in the 2025 QS World University Rankings and the school has been ranked 99 in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by subject of Computer Science.

As a School, we are striving to provide a School that reflects the demographics of our student base and Aotearoa.  Our staff and students can connect with our: Rainbow and Women in Science networks, Parenting support, our Waipapa Marae and our flagship Tuākana Māori and Pacific support programme

He kōrero mōu | About you

You will have excellent teaching skills and be a highly motivated, team player with leadership potential. You will have a strong interest in providing learning support for Māori and Pasifika students; engage with Industry and stakeholders including Māori and Pasifika communities.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date 11th August 2024 of to be considered. We may close this advert early if we have a large number of applications. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above. In addition, a teaching philosophy statement and research statement would be beneficial. 

Please reach out to Giovanni Russello via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.