Associate Professor in Cybersecurity OR Data Science
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 010508

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 18/05/2022

Salary : Grade J (£51,799 - £60,022 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Computer Science

School / Directorate : School of Science & Technology

​​​​​​​Salary from:  £51,799 p.a 

The subject of appointment, Cybersecurity or Data Science, would be determined by the selection panel following an interview.

NTU is a great place to work. We take care of our colleagues with flexible and competitive packages, and the opportunities for genuine professional progress. We respect and value all our staff because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we’ve achieved.

Our award-winning research is celebrated around the world, and we’re proud of our strategic partnerships. It’s all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, in whatever capacity they work with us. Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: creating excellent global collaborations and harnessing the talents of all our people.

NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. Join us in our mission to become ‘the university of the future’ — seize the challenge and adventure of working with an organisation where progress never stops. This is your career, reimagined.

​​​​​​​Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

The Department of Computer Science resides within the School of Science and Technology on the Clifton Campus, and there are excellent collaborative opportunities with colleagues in other departments and research centres. NTU has a long and established history of delivering computing-related programmes. The department has research strengths in Interactive Systems, Computational Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, and Pervasive Computing, with active research groups breaking new ground in these fields.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with vision and enthusiasm and a proven track record of research in either Cybersecurity OR Data Science related areas. As an Associate Professor, you will lead the growth of research for the Department of Computer Science and you will undertake a substantive programme of research at the highest international standard.

You will possess excellent communication and presentation skills, being capable of teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students across our portfolio of courses within the Computer Science department. You will also be an inspiring educator interested in creating engaging learning experiences. You should be able to make a significant contribution to our ambitious plan for delivering innovative, industry-focused education. 

The University is making multi-million pound investments in both buildings and equipment at the Clifton campus, an award-winning “green” campus. The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (ISTeC) building has state of the art facilities for computer science, including high-performance computing, robotics, mobile computing, and virtual reality, as well as containing isolated network laboratories.

More information about the department and our courses are available from:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a single document to include: a covering letter and a full CV.

Please review the online information about the post on

Interview Date: TBC

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position that the online information does not cover, then please contact: Professor Ahmad Lotfi, Head of Department of Computer Science, via

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 


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