Lecturer in Cyber Security

  • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA, UK
  • 09/07/2024
Full time Data Engineering Artificial Intelligence Biostatistics Cybersecurity

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Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£46,974 - £54,395 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Glasgow Caledonian – the largest and leading modern university in Scotland – is a vibrant, values-led university with campuses in the heart of Glasgow and London. With a strong commitment to high quality education and research which supports the communities we serve, we have strong partnerships with employers to ensure our students get the careers they dream of and deserve.

In 2023 we rocketed into the top 40 universities in the UK in the highly regarded Guardian University Guide, were ranked the UK’s 2nd top performing modern university in the inaugural Daily Mail guide, and entered the highly coveted top 50 UK universities in the 2024 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the first time. We are the top performing modern University in Scotland in all three guides. We are the only Scottish university with EcoCampus Platinum accreditation and were ranked second in Scotland for sustainability in the most recent People and Planet league table.

With a wide range of professionally accredited courses and links with over 300 industry partners, we have the highest proportion of undergraduate level graduates in highly skilled occupations (83%) compared to other Scottish modern universities. Furthermore, 91% of our students are in employment or further study within fifteen months of graduating (HESA 2023). We are Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. We are committed to widening participation, helping more people from diverse backgrounds into university. We have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students from nearly 120 countries.

Guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence – we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

To support our continuing growth, we are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Cyber Security, within the Department of Cyber Security and Networks. The Department of Cyber Security and Networks, within the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment, is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of applied research, innovative teaching and knowledge transfer activities. We have around 550 students and our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society and our MSc Cyber Security Programme provisionally accredited by NCSC. We are continuing to develop and expand our provision at home and internationally.

We are excited to be offering a Lecturing position for an individual who is passionate about cyber security and eager to pass their knowledge and skills on to the next generation of learners.

As a Lecturer in Cyber Security, you will have a focus on providing high-quality learning and teaching, ideally research-driver, that is underpinned by scholarly activity. We are keen to receive applications from individuals who will enhance our delivery of, and reputation in, our innovative cyber programs to meet industry needs and contribute to wider provision in areas relevant to Cyber Security, Information Security Management, and Digital Forensics in order to inspire current and future students.

Applicants should hold a minimum of a BSc or equivalent with significant Cyber Security content and also either have, or be close to thesis submission, of a PhD in Cyber Security (or related discipline). Alternatively, applicants should have equivalent industrial experience in the cyber sector. Prior experience of supporting student learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and/or in industry/practice settings is essential. The Department of Cyber Security and Networks promotes innovation in learning and teaching across a range of delivery models and we are therefore keen to appoint an individual with experience of e-learning and online environments.

If you wish to know more about these opportunities, or for an informal discussion, please feel free to contact Dr Anand Philip, Head of Department of Cyber Security and Networks at Anand.Philip@gcu.ac.uk .

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and is one of only two such Schools in Scotland to hold the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver Award for promoting gender equality and women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) and allied STEMM subjects (surveying, environment and management of all themes) in higher education.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointments will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).