Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Networks and Cybersecurity X3

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£38,639 to £51,931 per annum
01 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Networks and Cybersecurity X3

School of Computing and Digital Technology

Location:  City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary:  £38,639 to £51,931 per annum
Posted On:  Thursday 01 September 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 30 September 2022
Reference: 082022-534

Located in a modern £300M campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, 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. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments. Our growing teams are teaching, exploring and practising in some of the most exciting areas in the field of computing and the processing of digital media.

We invite applications to join our integrated teaching, research and innovation teams in the Department of Networks and Cybersecurity as Lecturer in Network Security and Cybersecurity.  We embed Cyber and Network security principles and practices into cybersecurity and network security courses on undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You’ll be joining a well-established course-team with a proven track record of producing skilled and confident graduates who are ready to meet the demands of the Network and Cybersecurity industry.  The department’s teaching & learning strategy is aimed to equip students with Cyber and Network security skills and knowledge that will boost their employability. The research-and-innovation objective is to enhance the reputation of the school through active engagement with excellent research resulting in high quality outcomes, research-informed teaching, and impactful projects that advance the state of the art within Cyber and Network security practice and research.

To support this exciting strategic initiative, the department is looking to fill the vacancy for:

  • Lecturer - £38,639 to £41,998
  • Senior Lecturer - £47,778 to £51,931

Priority will be given to candidates with these areas of expertise.  Applicants are expected to have a good practical experience in one or more of these subject areas. 

Membership of a professional body (such as the BCS or the IET) and professional registration (such as CITP or CEng) would be an advantage at all grades. Industrial certifications in any of the following areas: Cisco, Juniper or EC Council. 

Depending on experience, applicants will teach across a variety of different areas, and will be expected to teach at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels from level 4 to level 7 Masters.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • develop own teaching materials.
  • manage learner cohorts.
  • teach as a member of the Networks and Cybersecurity team in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures.
  • ensure the efficient delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.
  • set and mark assessments and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.
  • collaborate with colleagues in the Networks and Cybersecurity team to conduct high quality applied research leading to publications in reputable journals and conference proceedings.
  • develop external partnerships to support bid writing for research funding.
  • apply practical skills in industry through the delivery of training and consultancy.

Skills and Experience 

 What you need

  • Experience of Cybersecurity in an industry context 
  • Experience of Networks and Network Security in an industry context.
  • You will be expected to have a PhD or nearing completion i.e., viva pending, or equivalent qualification. 
  • Applicants who have a master’s qualification and extensive practice experience at managerial level will also be considered. 
  • For roles at a more senior level preference will be given to staff who can demonstrate a research publication track record or a publication pipeline targeting well regarded refereed journals and/or securing research grants and contracts. 


In return for your dedication and hard work, can expect great ongoing personal and professional development plus the following main benefits.

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 40 days including bank holidays and Christmas/New Year closure
  • Sickness/absence entitlement
  • Teachers’ Pension scheme
  • Library facilities on all campuses
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal Accident
  • Travel card scheme
  • Car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car share scheme
  • Catering facilities

Further details:
Job Description - Lecturer
Job Description - Senior Lecturer
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