Associate Professor/Professor Information Security

Queensland University of Technology
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Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Associate Professor/Professor Information Security to join School of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Academic Division.

We are seeking an Associate Professor or Professor to lead and make strategic contributions to teaching and research in the field of Information Security. The position holder will lead, promote and foster an inclusive high performance and high impact research and teaching team that achieves excellent outcomes for the school and faculty. The successful applicant will be joining a school which conducts fundamental and applied research into creating better, faster, more secure, and more accessible computing and interactive systems.

About us

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

The School of Computer Science is committed to sharing its innovations with the world, undertaking research at the frontiers of computer science knowledge. Our research seeks to support a range of users, including people with diverse abilities, cultures and backgrounds, in interacting safely, effectively and engagingly with data, devices, and each other. Our expertise spans information security, machine learning, AI, HCI, data and text mining, cloud computing, and AR and VR. The impact of our research is advancing methods, providing tools, and creating insights that allow people and organisations to flourish in our rapidly changing digital world. We are shaping the future by inspiring the next generation of computer scientists through educational programs that reflect advances in the field of information technology, engage students in complex and creative problem solving, and provide genuine industry partnerships. We are leading change to better support diversity and inclusion in the field of computer science. Our academics are involved in large research initiatives such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, the Cyber Security CRC, the QUT Centre for Data Science, and the Australian Acoustic Observatory..

What you need to succeed

  1. Extensive / outstanding record of research and/or achievements at a national and international level through academic institutions or industry in the area of Information Security. Completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline area or equivalent accreditation.
  2. Significant evidence of high-quality research outcomes, including extensive experience obtaining external grants, publishing in top tier journals, and engagement with industry.
  3. Record of excellence in teaching and learning including scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning and supervision of postgraduate students.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build teams and effectively interact with a range of staff in a complex environment.
  5. Demonstrated leadership that drives high performance and collaborative culture, including the ability to build research teams around mutually understood strategic objectives which are aligned to the outcomes of the organisation and strategic partners.
  6. Strong organisational, interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills with the capacity to simultaneously deal with a number of complex issues in a university environment.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge and application of the principles of diversity and inclusivity and health and safety, including evidence of the ability to improve gender balance in staff and student profiles, and to increase the number of Indigenous Australian students and staff.


Life at QUT

We're committed to building a culture that fosters connection between people and purpose. Beyond personal and professional fulfillment, a career at QUT offers:

  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on-campus and off-campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • Competitive remuneration with up to 17% superannuation.
  • Generous maternity leave including primary carer parental leave of up to 26 weeks (including 17% super).
  • Stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • Leave loading of 17.5%.
  • Purchased Leave Scheme - up to 8 extra weeks.
  • Salary Packaging Scheme for additional superannuation contributions, vehicle leasing, and on-campus services such as childcare, parking, and gyms.
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs and workshops, and our study assistance scheme.
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff Network, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops, and representation on university committees.
  • We see diversity and inclusion as our strengths.
  • Explore more benefits of life at QUT.


Belong at QUT 

We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation, and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape the next generation of change-makers.

In support of our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, we aspire to an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6% and we encourage Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing a fulfilling career.
We believe in creating safe spaces for inclusivity to flourish and we know that diversity is our strength – see our commitment. If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you.

Job opens: 25-Mar-2024

Applications Close: 12-May-2024 at 11.30pm