Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Digital Forensics

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£35,844 - £51,0346
Apr 23, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 16, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer and Digital Forensics. The successful candidate will design and lead elements of  teaching on Northumbria’s BSc Computer and Digital Forensics degree in the Department of Computer & Information Sciences as well as our cross-faculty BSc Professional Policing degree and Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships (PCDA) which are delivered in partnership with Northumbria and Durham Police forces. These innovative, cross-disciplinary, partnerships are allowing us, through Northumbria’s Centre for Crime and Policing, to further develop our research excellence and forge new innovative multi-disciplinary themes.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Computer & Information Sciences and will work in a team which includes renowned researchers in related areas such as networks and cyber security, human computer interaction (HCI) and user-centred privacy, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. We are currently recognised by The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).

You will be responsible for contributing to an exceptional student experience through the delivery of teaching, research, business and enterprise engagement activity. You will be able to work with traditional as well as Professional students (such as those on the PCDA). The ideal candidate will have some prior applied digital forensic experience and a broad understanding of laws, police procedures, and aspects of the criminal justice system that relate to investigations involving digital data. We are looking for a colleague who shares our values and passion for teaching and is committed to providing the highest quality student experience. You must also have an appropriate background in research with clear plans and ambition for the future, including around grant capture.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Shaun Lawson, Head of Department,

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file. 

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. 

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

Please note this vacancy will close on 16/05/2021  

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