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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity

University of Bedfordshire - School of Computer Science and Technology - Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies and Science

Location: Luton
Salary: Grade 7, £35,325 - £42,149. Grade 8 £43,434 - £51,798 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd December 2021
Closes: 23rd January 2022
Job Ref: BEDS2134

Location: Based at Park Square, Luton

Closing date: 23rd January 2022

The activity of the School of Computer Science and Technology is focused in three key areas, namely Computer Science, Creative Technologies and Engineering (including construction). It enjoys a growing international reputation underpinned by its significant research.  The School’s  research activities in Computer Science and Informatics have been rated in the top 30 UK Universities by research. It attracts external research funding totalling in excess of £1 million every year through its strong links with local, national and international industry.

The University of Bedfordshire has been announced as one of England’s Top 25 universities to have successfully contributed to an increase in social mobility amongst disadvantaged young people in England, according to a new report published by the Sutton Trust.

Bedfordshire also rates highest in the East of England for ‘access to education’ and is in the Top 10 of this category for the whole country – one of only two universities situated outside of London.

The School is seeking committed and enthusiastic candidates for the role of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the area of cybersecurity who will help deliver (lecturer) or lead (senior lecturer) the enhancement and delivery of the School's teaching, research and enterprise activity in creative technologies.  The post-holder would be required to make a major contribution to teaching within the area of our cybersecurity courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level serving directly under the Head of School. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: computer systems, network security, cyber defence, ethical hacking and pentesting, malware analysis, security operations, incident management & response, digital forensic investigation, infosec, privacy, governance and risk assessment .

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake scholarly activity and engage in projects in areas that align with cybersecurity. Candidates will be typically educated to PhD level  in a relevant discipline (or have gained equivalent professional  experience in industry), and possess sufficient specialist knowledge of cybersecurity to develop teaching programmes and the delivery of learning support. Ideally, you will have experience of teaching cybersecurity at a higher education level as well as experience of engaging with employers on joint projects (which could include the development of training/educational courses). Professional certifications are also desirable.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Paul Sant, Head of School  on 01582 743209 or email paul.sant@beds.ac.uk 

Interviews will be held on 22nd  February 2022.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

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