UOWD8552 - Assistant/Associate Professor - Computer Science - Cyber Security

Business Unit: Academic
Job Family: Faculty
Department: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Dubai

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, seeks to appoint a dynamic and talented academic with expertise in one or many of the following areas: Cyber security, network security, ethical hacking, Cryptography, risk management & security policies, advanced malware detection.

The Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences brings together interdisciplinary academic disciplines, which include the areas of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mobile Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology and Management and Engineering Management. The structure of the Faculty has facilitated the development of interdisciplinary taught programs and research activity, in line with student interests, employer needs and both national and international trends.

Currently, the Faculty has over 45 academic and support staff. The Faculty offers a wide portfolio of courses which includes accredited BSc/BEng courses, a full-time and part-time MSc. portfolio. All our courses are strongly linked to industry and commerce, and our graduates are highly regarded as innovative and ‘well-rounded’ and ‘hands- on’ people who can make an immediate contribution to their employer’s business. Our engineering undergraduate courses are available with an Internship period in Industry. In addition, the Faculty offers a number of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) short courses aimed at practising Engineers, Technologists and Scientists.


We are seeking an experienced academic in the area of Cyber Security having a PhD in the related field, from a recognised university. The position is offered at either an Assistant Professor level, according to experience and qualification. It is a full-time position that requires the holder to contribute to the Faculty’s teaching, research and governance activities. 

The applicant is expected to have teaching experience in Cyber Security, Network Security, ethical hacking, Cryptography, risk management & security policies, advanced malware detection at a recognised higher education institution, along with a record of scholarly research and high-quality publications in the relevant field. Industry experience or evidence of industry-academic collaborations would also be beneficial.

The post-holder will also be expected to supervise final year graduation projects, MSc. projects and PhD Thesis. He/She will be expected to fully engage in scholarly and research activities within the thriving engineering team to produce high-impact research and deliver research-informed undergraduate and Master’s level teaching. The applicant is expected to have an experience of involvement in collaborative research with external organisations, and have a strong track record for the dissemination of knowledge through recent publications in high impact international journals and international conferences.

As a Faculty member, you will have an excellent research track record and will be required to demonstrate research leadership from the outset. You will be expected to raise the profile of the Faculty through external networking, and producing high impact, high profile publications. In addition, you will be expected to seek to gain your own research funding to develop/expand your role within the university.

Experience and Qualifications:

To qualify for the above role, candidate must have the following qualifications and experience

  • PhD. in Computer Science (or related discipline) from a recognised international academic institution
  • Teaching experience at an internationally recognised institution in area related to Cyber Security, Network Security, ethical hacking, Cryptography, risk management & security policies, advanced malware detection
  • An active researcher in the field (or related field) with publications in recognised international journals
  • Fluency in the English language (both spoken and written)
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Documented experience in the application of cyber security tools and techniques to modern information security problems
  • Ability to teach and conduct research about the latest techniques to harden and secure modern computing systems as well as the project skills to apply this knowledge in the real world
  • Experience with common information and cyber security tools i.e. Wireshark, Kali Linux, John the Ripper, Metasploit, Tcpdump, Nikto, Forcepoint, Paros Proxy, Nmap, Nessus Professional, Nexpose, TrueCrypt, Netstumbler, Aircrack-ng, KeyPass, Splunk, Tor, Nagios, OSSEC, POf, Snort, Acunetix, Argus, Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, LifeLock, Mimecast, Webroot

The successful candidate will join the university in September 2022.

Compensation and Benefits:

The successful candidate will enjoy interaction with a professional dynamic team of highly respected educators from 35 different countries and exposure to students from over 120 nationalities.

The University offers an expatriate package which is an attractive tax-free salary. The expatriate package includes six weeks of paid leave per year, private medical insurance for employee and eligible dependents, life and disability insurance and education allowance for dependents. The University is located in Knowledge Park, Dubai and has excellent teaching, learning and research facilities as well as a Library that meets international standards.

Other Information:

Interested applicants must apply before the closing date by visiting our employment website here.

 A review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled.

Closing Date: 1st May, 2022 or until the position is filled.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:

1. Resume / CV

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV