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Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Bournemouth University - Department of Computing & Informatics

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum with further progression opportunities to £54,131
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th June 2021
Closes: 6th July 2021
Job Ref: FST423

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

The Department of Computing & Informatics has been offering courses in this well-established subject area for over 20 years and is renowned for producing not only highly employable graduates (the Guardian having noted specifically our reputation for providing courses which equip students with the skills for the profession), but also graduates of high esteem and recognition. We support our academic staff with a rich personal development programme, seed funds for mobility and networking, grants writing support, internal funding scheme for PhD studentships, and engagement with industry partners and facilities. We have a strong team-based working style and we support new academics in a friendly and collaborative environment and expect them to be excellent team players and communicators. 

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science who specialises in cyber security to strengthen and complement our existing teaching and research activity in this area. The Department has a diverse offering across a number of areas, including data science, forensic computing and security, networking and IoT, digital health, and IT management ( There are well established interdisciplinary research groups which map closely to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: Cyber Security Research Group (BUCSR), Engineering and Social Informatics Research Group (ESOTICS), Future and Complex Networks Research Group (FlexNet), Human Computer Interaction Research Group (HCI), Machine Intelligence Group (MIG) and Smart Technology Research Group (STRG). 

As a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Cyber Security), you should be able to demonstrate experience in participating in research grant applications and research projects and maintain a good understanding of the Research Excellence Framework. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

Applications are welcome from those with a track record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Computer Security/Cyber Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Computer Algorithms
  • Computer Networks
  • Cloud Computing 

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Nan Jiang (Acting Head of Department) by email 

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email quoting the appropriate reference (FST423)

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Tuesday 6 July 2021

Interview Date: TBC

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