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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Cyber Security and Networks)

University of Hertfordshire - SBU/Department

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £33,797 to £51,034 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th September 2019
Closes: 16th October 2019
Job Ref: 023954

Salary: Lecturer: £33,797 - £40,322 pa, Senior Lecturer: £40,322 - £51,034 pa both dependent on relevant skills and experience

Grade: Lecturer (UH7) Senior Lecturer (UH8)

Applications are invited for three academic positions as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department's teaching, assessment and curriculum development activities, and to strengthen its research activities. 

We are looking to recruit a computer scientist with interests and expertise teaching and assessing modules in Cyber Security and Networks. In particular we welcome applicants with prior experience of teaching and expertise in one or more of the following areas: Network Security, Cyber Security, Penetration Testing, Security Practices (conversant with applications such as; Nessus, Snort, Wire Shark). 

Familiarity with teaching LAN and WAN architectures, protocols, routers and switches is also desirable. For the Senior Lecturer role  CISCO and/or Juniper Networks professional qualifications would be helpful. The successful candidate will also have the flexibility to teach across mainstream topics in computer science. 

The Department has an international reputation for teaching and research, with 58 academic staff, 20 adjunct lecturer staff, and 65 research students and postdoctoral research staff. With a history going back to 1958, the Department teaches one of the largest cohorts of undergraduate students in the UK, and also delivers a thriving online computer science degree programme. 

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to learning and teaching relevant to core computer science topics, participate in curriculum review and development, design and develop new modules, and supervise student projects at all levels. The appointee will strengthen the research culture in the Department by pursuing research as part of a larger research team, seeking external funding, publishing papers, supervising research students, and participating in commercial activity as appropriate. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to teaching and research Cyber Security and Networks. 

Additionally, at Senior Lecturer level you will be required to participate in quality assurance processes and reviews and take the initiative in developing links, curriculum revisions, learning and teaching innovations, module and programme development and income generation projects. 

At Lecturer level all applicants must hold a minimum of a degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or associated subject and possess excellent communication skills in English and have experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Senior Lecturer applicants must hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

It is desirable that candidates have a track record of publication, external research funding, collaboration across disciplines, experience of different types of assessment and higher education quality assurance. 

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder, and we are committed to providing a supportive environment and flexible working arrangements. The university also provides an onsite childcare facility and child-centred holiday clubs. Staff work with the university values, which are: Friendly, Ambitious, Collegial, Enterprising, and Student focused. 

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Simon Trainis, Head of Computer Science,

Closing Date: 16 October 2019

 The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 25 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave. 

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