Lecturer in Computer Science / CyberSecurity

Robert Gordon University

An outstanding lecturer who can also contribute to our profile, your experience will demonstrate the necessary commitment and enthusiasm to contribute to our teaching and research. You will teach both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, develop course materials for online and face to face learning, work flexibly, and collaborate effectively with other members of the School. Strong programming skills are required. Your responsibilities will also include actively engaging in high quality research and income generation as well as contributing to the School's research and commercial activities.

You will need an honors degree and Masters degree in computer science or a related subject, as well as a PhD in this subject area. You will ideally have advanced knowledge of Computer Science, Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking, and Big Data Security. Accompanied by relevant professional and academic experience, you will have strong programming skills. In addition to this you will ideally have teaching experience at higher education level in Computer Science with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.

The School has internationally recognised research pushing the boundaries of theoretical and practical knowledge in Computing and offering novel thinking on how technology can enrich society and enable business to perform at a higher level. The School’s research focuses on tackling challenges related to Big Data and Internet of Things. The main research themes include:

  • Machine Learning and Optimisation
  • Information Retrieval
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Visualisation
  • Usability

Researchers from the School actively pursue project opportunities and collaborations related to the strategic priority themes for the university of Oil and Gas, Smart Data, Remote Healthcare, and Northern Culture and Design.

The Smart Data Technologies Centre (SDTC) is co-located with the School. The SDTC centre focuses on big data analytics, particularly for the oil and gas sector and aims to secure efficiencies from the use of analytics. We work closely with the DataLab – a Scottish innovation centre, which aims to generate significant economic, social, and scientific value from big data. Robert Gordon University hosts one of the DataLab hubs, focusing on Oil and Gas. The School is also a member of the world-leading Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA).

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

We would particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented in this area of our workforce.

Closing Date: 24 August 2017.

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