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Senior Lecturer in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) (2 posts)

  • Job Reference: REQ005684
  • Date Posted: Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
  • Application Closing Date: Thursday, 1st July 2021
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Grade/Salary: I (£44,045 - £51,034)
  • Basis: Indefinite
  • Job Category / Type: Academic Research
  • School/Service: School of Psychology & Computer Science
  • Hours: Full Time (37.0 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

The School of Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Central Lancashire is seeking to appoint two Senior Lecturers in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) at our Preston Campus. This is an opportunity to play a leadership role in an expanding team of enthusiastic research-focused academics in the heart of Lancashire, a location with excellent transport links to major UK cities including Manchester and London.

We are committed to growing Cybersecurity at the University and this in an exciting opportunity to lead growth in teaching, research and knowledge transfer. Within the area of Computer Science UCLan offers PhD and MRes research degrees, MSc courses in IT Security, Computing, and UX, and Undergraduate courses in Forensic Computing, Networks, CyberSecurity, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Games Development.

Research in Computer Science is arranged within the UCLan Centre for Digital Life which has the broad remit to design, create and use digital technologies to benefit human activity. This Centre houses HCI/UX research with specialism from the internationally known Child Computer Interaction group (ChiCI), Security and Forensics Research (SaFeR group) to which we are presently appointing a new Professor, and our Industry sponsored Software Engineering Methods (Agile) research.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic individual who can play a leadership role in the School, has relevant research expertise in Cybersecurity and can lead technical modules in the area at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition, successful applicants will be expected to supervise student projects, lead in the activities of the Centre for Digital Life and work with one or more of the research groups. Most importantly, we are looking for team players who are adaptable and passionate. As an institute committed to providing opportunities from under-represented groups, we welcome applications from BAME groups and from individuals interested in flexible or shared working.

The successful candidate will have leadership experience in Computer Science/Cybersecurity and a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications in a relevant area of Cybersecurity. A good Honours degree and PhD in Computer Science/Cybersecurity, experience of teaching Cybersecurity in a higher education environment, and excellent presentation and communication skills are also essential criteria for the post.

Applications should be made using the standard UCLan application form but should be accompanied by a CV that details your experience of teaching (include courses / modules taught and indicate your contribution), your research experience (include recent publications and grants applied for / gained) and any relevant industrial experience. CVs should be emailed to Enquiries pertaining to the job should be directed through the Head of School, Dr Jamie Taylor

Please apply online via; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

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