The School of Physical Sciences and Computing, of the University of Central Lancashire, welcomes applications for the post of Lecturer in Computing and Cyber Security.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and enthusiastic Computing team, which is currently expanding its teaching and research portfolio, including the development of degree apprenticeships in computing and cyber security, in cybersecurity and the expansion of a software engineering apprenticeship with a leading manufacturer.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they are able to conduct research in an area of computing cybersecurity that strengthens, or is complementary to, current research within in Computing, and is of a sufficiently high quality to be returnable in the 2020 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The successful candidate will be expected to teach on the new BSc Cyber Security degree, amongst other things.
The computing research areas include HCI, (with the flagship ChiCI group, and activity around UX, maker tech, and virtual reality), Security, Software Engineering, and Forensics (where the emphasis is on trust and privacy in a range of contexts such as vehicular systems), AI, and Software Systems, including software quality and Agile methods in industry.
Effective collaboration with colleagues and industry contacts will be key.
The successful applicant will have an Honours degree in Computing or a similar subject and a PhD in an appropriate area of Computing.
The successful applicant will be required to enthuse students and participate in outreach activities to aid recruitment and support apprenticeships in relation to Computing.
For an informal discussion on any of these points, or for any further information, potential applicants may contact the Head of School, Professor Derek Ward-
Thompson, either by email on dward-thompson uclan.ac.uk or by telephone on +44-(0)1772-893829.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston, and would require regular visits to a range of industry sites, mainly in the UK.
School / Service : School of Physical Sciences & Computing
Hours : Full time (37.00 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis : Indefinite
Interview Date : To be confirmed
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