Lecturer in Cyber Security

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire (GB)
£35,550- £47,722
02 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Engineering and Computing

Lanarkshire Campus

Lecturer in Cyber Security


£35,550- £47,722

Full-time: 35 Hours per week

The University of the West of Scotland is a leading edge modern University driving an ambitious strategy for high quality teaching and excellent research with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st century workplace.  The School of Engineering and Computing at UWS is well established in addition to being an internationally recognised multidisciplinary academic centre.  The School is seeking to grow its Cyber Security team through the full-time appointment of a Lecturer in the areas of Network Security and Digital Forensics. This is an exciting time to be joining the University as we launch our Cyber Security programmes at our new Lanarkshire campus. This offers an excellent opportunity for the right person to influence the direction of our cyber security education and research.

The successful candidate will deliver modern, high quality teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate provision in cyber security, as well as research/enterprise activities within the AVCN Research Centre, which is a Centre of Excellence. 

Relevant research and/or industrial experience in one or more of the fields of cyber security, digital forensics and network / information security is an essential requirement for the post. Candidates with experience in developing GCHQ-accredited or other leading industrial certification programmes are particularly encouraged to apply.

The post will be based at our Lanarkshire Campus with some scheduled activities at our other campus locations, and will contribute to our international activity as required. The School’s research is organised into a close and sociable community of industry-focused inter-disciplinary research groups and the successful applicant should exhibit entrepreneurial flair and proactively collaborate to ensure future external income and enhance the impact of their research / commercial activities.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment.  UWS has the Athena SWAN Bronze Award, is a Disability Confident employer, and welcomes applications from under-represented groups; as such we particularly encourage applications supporting our diversity agenda.

Interested parties may also wish to contact Dr Miriam Birch, School of Engineering and Computing, (Tel: 01698 283100 ext 8374 e-mail:

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:     Sunday 29th July 2018

Interview Date: Friday 7th September 2018

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.  UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.