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Associate Professor, Cyber ​​Risk and Employment Policy with DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

  • Based at our Burwood or Waurn Ponds campus
  • Full time (36.75 hours per week) and continuous
  • Level D $147,525 + 17% superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the online Cloud Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

The Associate Professor will provide exceptional leadership in research, teaching, and engagement in the area of ​​cyber risk and policy. You will actively promote the discipline of cybersecurity and the School of Information Technology within academic and professional communities in Australia and overseas. The role will also contribute to the leadership of the development and service of the School’s teaching, research and industry engagement program nationally and internationally.

Your main responsibilities will include the duty to:

  • Integrate industry and research practices to inform unit and course design across the discipline within the University
  • Continually seek to improve academic standards and make a distinguished contribution to teaching and educational innovation at the University
  • Provide leadership in curriculum development, course design and innovation in teaching, including the provision of feedback and more general mentorship, taking into account national and international developments
  • Guide and assist less experienced colleagues in the development of their teaching skills and more generally in the career development of these junior staff
  • Lead the review of units and courses across all disciplines within the University and lead improvements
  • Lead the development and coordinated integration of innovative teaching practices across all disciplines within the University
  • Lead and develop productive, high-quality research teams to undertake important research programs, scholarships, and creative activities that generate high-impact results
  • Provide leadership in their discipline, fostering the research, scholarship and innovation of other individuals and groups within their school, strategic research center (SRC) or institute, their discipline and related disciplines.
  • Develop and lead academic or other collaborations that enable new research or creative activities recognized nationally and internationally
  • Communicates results widely to disciplines, other sectors and the community, including nationally and internationally

To be successful, you will:

  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Distinguished academic learning and teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including innovative program design and supervision up to doctoral level
  • Internationally recognized research reputation supported by publications in high quality journals and conferences
  • Success in securing and timely completion of competitive external research grants
  • Successful engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the discipline’s national and international standing
  • Demonstrated success and passion for teaching, research and/or administrative leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Applications for this position are closed June 28, 2022.

Please note that while we are still accepting applications from anyone interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19 we are currently prioritizing applications from those who currently have employment rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions.

Employment offers for this position at Deakin University are conditional on the candidate being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory proof. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 vaccination procedure.


  • This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a work with children check (refer to Deakin’s recruitment process for details)
  • Infrequent travel will be required (e.g. interstate or overseas travel is required or regular travel within Victoria excluding campuses)

Please submit your curriculum vitae, a short cover letter and your answers to the main selection criteria.

To arrange a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact John Yearwood, Head of School via or +61 3 924 68727.

Are you ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation rests on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse work environment with opportunities for growth and career development. We believe that a progressive and thriving culture will ensure people choose to come and stay with Deakin and contribute to our continued success.

We value diversity and aim to create an inclusive environment that defends, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as people of all cultures, sexual orientations and genders.

We understand that our academic staff is increasingly diverse and we recognize that academic careers can be put on hold in many life circumstances. Accomplishments vs. Opportunities emphasizes the quality rather than the quantity of research output. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements in relation to the opportunity.

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