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Lecturer in Cyber Security

School of Computing

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £35,326 to £48,835
Grade:  Grade 7 Academic to Grade 8
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 26 July 2022
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 26 August 2022  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  CEMS-162-22

The School of Computing is seeking to appoint a lecturer, based in the Cyber Security research group at our Canterbury campus. The appointee will help us to build on our success in the recent REF 2021 exercise with 96.3% of our outputs being classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. 

We invite applications from candidates with research interests that can complement or enhance the existing research strengths at the School’s Cyber Security research group and the cross-school institute iCSS. We welcome candidates whose research can be categorised as cyber security related, including but not limited to the following research themes and topics: socio-technical security and privacy, authentication and authorisation, communication and network security, security testing and software verification, AI and security (both AI for security and security of AI), digital forensics and online harms, information hiding and quantum-based security systems.


As a Lecturer in Cybersecurity you will:

  • Undertake teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including the development of new modules and providing support for student learning
  • Develop and extend your existing successful research career, writing research papers of the highest quality and securing external funding
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the School on course development, delivery and assessment, taking on appropriate management and administrative responsibilities.
  • Exploit opportunities to engage with industrial, commercial, governmental and charitable organisations to gain innovation funding, transfer knowledge and create impact.
  • Develop collaborations with colleagues nationally and internationally to enhance research opportunities.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A PhD in a discipline relevant to computer science or similar professional experience
  • Experience of teaching computing at higher education level
  • A recent track record of publications in leading international journals and conferences in one or more areas related to Cyber Security
  • The ability to make a strong contribution to the research undertaken in the School in one or more areas relevant to the Cyber Security research group and iCSS

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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