Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

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Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
21 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security
School of Computing and Digital Technology
Location:     Birmingham, England
Salary:     £46,376 to £50,408 per annum
Closing Date:     Sunday 25 October 2020
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     022020-96-R

Located in a modern £300M city centre campus in the heart of Birmingham, England, the School of Computing and Digital Technology is a thriving, vibrant and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high-quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. As a practice-based school, we ensure that our teaching and research are relevant to the current and future needs of the cybersecurity profession through partnership with the Chartered Institute of Information Security and engagement with graduate employers, particularly in the specialisms of risk management, network security and digital forensics. We work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary culture, where interacting freely across the School and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

We invite applications to join our integrated teaching, research and innovation teams in the Networks and Cybersecurity Centre (NCC) as a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security. We embed cybersecurity principles and practices into our computer science and network technology courses, as well as offering courses that focus specifically on cyber security and digital forensics. The teaching objective is to equip students with a range of cybersecurity skills that will boost their employability at the end of the degree. The research-and-innovation objective is to enhance the reputation of the School both through excellent research publications and research supervision and through impactful projects that advance the practice of cyber security.


  • Use appropriate learning, teaching, support and assessment methods.
  • Teaching as a member of the Networks and Cybersecurity centre in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures.
  • Ensure that module design and delivery comply with quality standards and regulations of the University.
  • Supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral research projects (as appropriate).
  • Engage in scholarship as required to support teaching activities and continually update knowledge. 
  • Conduct high-quality research leading to publication in reputable journals and conference proceeding
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research.
  • Engage in collaborative partnerships and contribute to the University’s work in influencing leading edge practice.
  • Support students in their learning experience
  • Develop quality-assured course content appropriate to the qualification level  
  • Provide timely, constructive feedback to students on their work



  • Hold a PhD in Cybersecurity or a related subject such as computer science is required.
  • Applicants will have demonstrated excellent teaching in higher education or have presented regularly to technical audiences in an industry setting.
  • Expertise in a cybersecurity specialism, such as network forensics, cyber security; 
  • Exposure to network security or cyber security tools including Splunk, Bro (Zeek), ELK and snort;
  • Python programming, Rest API, Netconf, Restcont, Ansible;
  • Excellent communication and team-working skills;
  • Have a strong record of research and research publications;
  • Commitment to undertake teaching and research of the highest quality.


  • Experience as a cybersecurity practitioner, holding professional certification;
  • Applicants will have demonstrated excellent teaching in higher education or have, presented regularly to technical audiences in an industry setting; 
  • Python programming, Rest API, Netconf, Restcont, Ansible;
  • CCNA, CCNP or Juniper industrial certifications;
  • Relevant teaching experience, with preferred experience in delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;
  • Eligible for Fellow status under the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework;
  • Experience of designing, developing or implementing systems in an industry context.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. 

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Adel Aneiba on +44 7398 277066.

To apply for this role, complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Closing date for advert and applications is Sunday 25 October 2020 

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Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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