Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Cyber Security

  • University of the West of England
  • Frenchay, Winterbourne, Bristol, UK
  • 09/07/2024
Academia Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Biostatistics Cybersecurity

Job Description


Lecturer salary scales: £37,099-£44,263. Senior Lecturer salary scales: £44,263-£56,021

Contractual hours



Full time


Permanent - Full time

Job Type


Job reference


About the vacancy:
The School of Computing and Creative Technologies is a rapidly expanding School offering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which include Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering for Business, Data Science and Cyber Security. We offer a BSc in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, an NCSC accredited MSc in Cyber Security, and a provisionally NCSC accredited Integrated degree apprenticeship taught at our partner Gloucester College in Cheltenham. We are recognised by NCSC as a Gold Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE), and are the lead partner on the Unlock Cyber outreach project.
The School supports a growing and successful body of research in human computer interactions, smart cities, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data science and unconventional computing. The school has 130 academic staff and over 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
About you
You will have either a PhD in Cyber Security, Computer Science (or a closely related discipline), or else equivalent industry experience. Expertise in Digital Forensics is essential. Practical experience with commonly used digital forensic tools i.e. EnCase, Axiom, Cellebrite, XRY, X-ways would be extremely advantageous. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable:
  • Risk Management
  • Incident Response
  • Security Data Analytics
  • Malware analysis
  • Penetration testing
  • Side-channels and embedded device security
The successful candidate will be able to adapt their teaching style to provide a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students.
You will be capable of high-quality research, leading to journal and conference publications, have a clear plan for your future research direction and an awareness of research funding opportunities.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed.
Why UWE Bristol?
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with 38,000 students and 4,000 staff from right across the globe. Based in Bristol, one of the UK’s most exciting and forward-thinking cities, we are regionally embedded and globally connected, with an established network of employer and academic partners.
We offer a wide range of employee benefits including progressive pay rates, generous annual leave and career average pension schemes as well as retail savings, onsite nursery and opportunities for training and personal development.
We also provide a tailored professional programme to support our academic colleagues in delivering the highest in professional teaching standards.
Add your individuality to ours
UWE Bristol recognises the power of a truly diverse university community.
We are proud to be part of a vibrant, multicultural city that celebrates diversity, we’re always looking for talented people from all backgrounds to join us. Our people are our strength, and diversity enhances our creativity and leads to better decision-making and problem-solving. Bring your talent and ambition to our growing community and find yourself in a stimulating and supportive environment where you’ll thrive.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian or racially minoritised and female candidates as we are currently under-represented in this area of the organisation, however all appointments are made strictly on individual merit.
As a Disability Confident employer, we welcome applications from those who identify as having a disability.
Further information
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Kevin Golden kevin.golden@uwe.ac.uk or Ian Johnson Ian.Johnson@uwe.ac.uk.
This is a permanent post, and is full-time-time working on a 1.0 FTE contract. This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.
UWE Bristol is a campus-based University, and it is important for our success and the delivery of an outstanding experience for our students that our campuses are dynamic and vibrant places to learn and spend time. This role is therefore campus based for all your teaching, although there is the opportunity for remote working might be possible for some research or administrative activities.
We may be able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.
Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.
Please note that UWE does not cover any visa or health surcharge costs.
Advice to applicants
We’d love to hear from you - if you are excited about joining us at UWE please complete our application form as soon as possible.
Tell us about how your skills and experience relate to the requirements of this role by describing how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria listed in the Person Specification section of the Job Description, and include specific examples wherever possible.
Once we have completed shortlisting we will let you know the outcome of your application by email, so please check your inbox for updates.