Professor in Cyber Security Education

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£65,229 - £91,258 plus, depending on experience
29 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Open University
Appointment of Professor in Cyber Security Education

The Open University – one of the world’s leading institutions for truly open, distance learning –places a high value on excellence and expertise in innovative, student-centred pedagogy and curriculum design. To capitalise on our growing strengths in cyber security within the School of Computing and Communications, we are seeking to appoint a Professor in Cyber Security Education as part of a wider investment in this area. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the development of innovative student-centred learning in the area of cyber security, complementing the school’s internationally leading research in the field. The post is part of a wider strategy to develop the pedagogical scholarship community, as well as strengthen synergies between research and teaching excellence at The Open University. 

Related to the post is The Open University’s role as a leading partner in the Institute of Coding (IoC -, together with the University of Bath, Aston University, Coventry University, and Queen Mary University of London. The Institute is a unique and innovative collaboration that is supported by £20 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and match funding from universities and industry partners. This is a hugely exciting new venture to try to address the digital skills gap: equipping learners of all disciplines to fulfil their potential in the digital economy and meet employment needs. The post will be key in the development and delivery of the OU’s contributions to this initiative.
Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing career and achievements, as well as a covering letter addressing the role description and person specification. 

For further information, please contact Yana Shevkirova on or 0207 340 6200. Applications should be uploaded via the website at quoting reference 3255. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon GMT on 3rd March 2018.  

Applicants are asked to provide daytime and evening contact details. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to speak informally with key members of staff at the University in advance of formal interviews. The formal interviews will take place in late April 2018.