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Lecturer in Cybersecurity

Job no: 585182
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Science, Teaching, Education

  • $96,564 to $136, 401 + 17% super, flexible working arrangements, career development
  • Continuing Contract, RMIT City Campus

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

About the College/Role

The School of Science is one of RMIT's top-performing research schools, we deliver research that addresses the 'real life questions' essential to Australia's innovation agenda.

The teaching programs of the Computer Science disciplines cover a wide array of pertinent areas including programming languages and methodology, software engineering, computer architecture, systems analysis and design, theory of computation, database systems, games and graphics, artificial intelligence, data communications and networks, operating systems, web-based computing, search engines, and computer and network security. Research strengths of the Computer Science disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Distributed Systems and Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Computer Science Education. RMIT is ranked in the 150 universities world-wide, and equal 8th in Australia, for Computer Science and Information Systems, according to the 2019 QS Rankings.

As a Lecturer in Cybersecurity you will:

  • Establish research collaborations with other institutions, industry, and governmental organisations, and obtain external funding to support research.
  • Supervise Higher Degree Research students, training and mentoring them to high-quality completion outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate course coordination and perform other administrative and leadership duties, in line with the above responsibilities.
  • Perform high quality research, producing publications in internationally-recognised high-impact Computer Science venues.

About you

As a Lecturer, you will have:

  • Experience in preparing and delivering courses in core Computer Science / IT / Software Engineering at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery.
  • Experience in the supervision of Higher Degree by Research candidates.
  • An emerging research track record or quality research outputs in an area of Computer Science, especially in Cybersecurity.
  • Ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials and implementing innovative approaches to student-centered learning and quality improvement.


This position requires a PhD in Computer Science or a related area.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

To Apply, please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in this role. Candidates are requested to separately address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Download File Position Description_Lecturer.pdf

Applications close 7 October 2020.

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our LinkedIn Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

We are also happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email with your request(s).

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: 

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