Principal Academic in Cyber Security
Principal Academic in Cyber Security
Starting salary for Principal Academic from £48,327 - £54,372 per annum with further progression opportunities to £59,400
At Bournemouth University our vision is to create the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.
We were the first university to be commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for the quality of student learning opportunities and in 2012 we won the Queens Anniversary Award for Higher Education. We are currently changing the face of the university through our new, transformational estates programme with a stunning series of iconic new buildings, and we are continuing to invest further in our intellectual capital by seeking to appoint high calibre teams and individuals to our award-winning Faculties.
Bournemouth has been recognised as the fastest developing cluster in digital technologies in the UK
(http://www.techcityuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Tech%20Nation%202015.pdf), with a plethora of IT companies and Bournemouth Council heavily investing in the region.
The Department of Computing & Informatics has been offering courses in this well-established subject area for over 20 years and is renowned for producing not only highly employable graduates (the Guardian having noted specifically our reputation for providing courses which equip students with the skills for the profession), but also graduates of high esteem and recognition; for example, one of our students won Graduate 100 (awarded to the best Computing graduate in the UK) in 2010 and another won the Cyber Security Challenge in 2015. Specifically regarding cyber security, the Department has a substantial portfolio of courses and research, supported by a dedicated research group of seven academics and over ten researchers. The cyber security academic provision is characterised by two undergraduate degrees, BSc Forensics and Computer Security, BSc in Cyber Security Management, one executive MSc Cyber Security and Human Factors, and an MSc Internet of Things with Cyber Security. Beyond this, the Department has the Cyber Security Unit, which is a consulting unit serving as a portal to the cyber security industry.
We are seeking an individual with a track record in education and research in cyber security, to participate in the promotion of research activities and expand the education portfolio of taught degrees, such as the apprenticeship degree in cyber security. The candidate should possess experience in participating in research grant applications and research projects, and maintain a good understanding of the Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Frameworks.
We support our academic staff with a rich personal development programme, seed funds for mobility and networking, grants writing support, internal funding scheme for PhD studentships, and engagement with industry facilities. We have a strong team-based working style and we support new academics in a collaborative environment and expect them to be excellent team players and communicators.
You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.
For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Professor Vasilis Katos, Head of Computing and Informatics Department by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference.
Closing date: (Midnight) Wednesday 5 April 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 3 May 2017