Principal Lecturer in Computer Science

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Location
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Salary
£51,034 - £60,905 pa dependent on relevant skills and experience
Posted
16 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Principal Lecturer in Computer Science

Hatfield, Hertfordshire

£51,034 - £60,905 pa dependent on relevant skills and experience

Ref: 028696

The Department of Computer Science has an international reputation for teaching and research, with 58 academic staff, 20 adjunct lecturer staff, and 65 research students and postdoctoral research staff. With a history going back to 1958, the Department teaches one of the largest cohorts of undergraduate students in the UK, and also delivers a thriving online computer science degree programme.

You will be expected to contribute to learning and teaching relevant to core computer science topics, lead curriculum review and development, design and develop new modules, and supervise student projects at all levels.

We are looking to recruit a computer scientist with expertise in, and experience of teaching and assessing modules in the following Computer Network subject areas:

  • Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia networking
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Distributed Systems Security and Programming, Network Security and Security Protocols
  • 5G and SDN Networking

Preference will be given to candidates that can deliver teaching to Level 7 in most of the above subjects.

You will also have the flexibility to teach across mainstream topics in computer science.

You will strengthen the research culture in the Department by pursuing research as part of a larger research team, seeking external funding, publishing papers, supervising research students, and participating in commercial activity as appropriate. Therefore, it is essential that you have a track record (e.g. in published, grant-funded research) in Computer Science. Additionally, experience of different types of assessment and higher education quality assurance is an essential requirement of this role.

Preference will be given to candidates who are research active in the following areas: Authentication Protocols, Energy-aware IoT Protocol Design, Future Networking, IoT Security, Privacy and Trust, Security and Usability Study, Threat Modelling and Analysis, Trust-based Access Control, IP Telephony DoS defence.

Prior experience of developing modules and/or programmes of study in Computer Science is essential in addition to significant experience of operating in a UK HE Environment, or equivalent professional experience. A Proficiency in English Language is an essential requirement of this role. Principal lecturers are expected to take on duties in the capacity of leader, and hence experience of academic leader, programme leadership and line management is desirable.

You must hold a First Degree and a PhD in an appropriate area of Computer Science or an equivalent, relevant postgraduate professional qualifications.  In addition, you will be expected to contribute to the leadership and management academic programmes, as well as proactive participation in enterprise, knowledge transfer and/or research and scholarship in the School.  There are expectations of leadership and potentially supervisory oversight of groups of staff. Principal lecturers are also expected to contribute to the richness of the academic environment, through scholarly activity, support events, projects and activities, including open days, outreach, extra curricula initiatives, and potentially act as a representative of the School or University at national or international fora.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder, and we are committed to providing a supportive environment and flexible working arrangements. The University also provides an onsite childcare facility and child-centred holiday clubs. Staff work with the university values, which are: Friendly, Ambitious, Collegial, Enterprising, and Student focused.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Simon Trainis, Head, Department of Computer Science at S.A.Trainis@herts.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Benefits

Our vision is to transform lives and UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave and discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Please contact Dr Simon Baines, Subject Group Leader for Biosciences on 01707 284549 or s.baines2@herts.ac.uk.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 15 August 2020.

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