Lecturer in Computer Networks and Security

Glasgow Caledonian University
£40,523 - £46,924 per year
16 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Computer Networks and Security Group within the School of Engineering and Built Environment is a dynamic and vibrant academic community with a strong track record of innovative teaching, CPD and applied research and knowledge transfer in the areas of computer networking and security. To support our continuing development we are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer. The primary purpose of this appointment is to play leading roles in the delivery and management of the UG and PG networking and/or digital security programmes. To contribute to the growth and developments of our research, consultancy and knowledge transfer activities; to expand our external collaboration networks for both research and teaching; contribute to new and enhanced curricula and taught provision in areas relevant to computer networking and security; to inspire current and future students. Candidates should be educated to at least Masters level and have significant relevant work experience or a relevant Higher Degree and would be expected to possess some lecturing experience and evidence of relevant professional certification. A strong personal desire and commitment to engage in teaching and to contribute to research/consultancy as required. If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please contact Dr. Jackie Riley on 0141 331 3606 or at j.riley@gcu.ac.uk. Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom for the duration of the contract at the time of application to apply for this vacancy. The School of Engineering and Built Environment is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women¹s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and onsite childcare facilities. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU. Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Main purpose of the role
The main purpose of this role is to deliver high quality teaching, learning and consultancy/CPD and to contribute to the further development of the national and international profile of the School as a centre of excellence in employment led higher education.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role
1. To lead and deliver the teaching and assessment of relevant modules on undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes. 2. To contribute to the piloting and adoption of novel approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. 3. To pro-actively contribute to successful income generation activities through consultancy/knowledge transfer/CPD. 4. To pro-actively contribute to reputation building through participation in appropriate external collaborative research partnerships and networks. 5. To contribute to expanding and strengthening the School's links with industry and the workplace. 6. To support the School in developing an internationally leading profile in computer networking and cyber security 7. To actively contribute to the promotion of relevant careers and initiatives that will enhance the employability of the School's students.

Person Specification
Educational and/or Professional Qualifications E1 - A postgraduate degree in an area relevant to the post. D1 - Membership of a relevant professional society or body (e.g. BCS, IEEE, IET, HEA). D2 - Relevant industry certifications (e.g. CCNA, CCNP, CISSP). D3 - A higher degree in an area relevant to the post. Experience E2 - Substantial relevant industrial experience working in a technical role. D4 - Experience of applied research and/or consultancy. D5 - Previous experience of teaching in HE. Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours E3 - In depth knowledge and skills in areas relevant to computer networking and cyber security with specific expertise in some of the following: Routing, switching, firewalls, SDN's and IoT; E4 - Extensive knowledge and skills in any of the following: Network Security, Network Design, Network forensics, Digital security. E5 - Can demonstrate an ability to work in an adaptive and flexible way and on one's own initiative. E6 - Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills including communication (written and verbal) and team working skills. D6 - Expertise in Python and Linux. D7 - Experience of mobile platforms such as iOS or Android. D8 - Ability to demonstrate proficient use of networking hardware including ASA's and network forensic analysis tools. D9 - Can demonstrate an ability to design and teach modules effectively at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. D10 - Experience of working in an academic environment -specifically, lecturing at both UG and PG level. D11 - Can demonstrate an ability to develop teaching and links with industry and academic institutions in the UK and overseas and to contribute towards the growing international teaching of the department, research and income generation activities of the School. D12 - Demonstrate a commitment to the University's Mission, Values, Principles of Governance and Strategic priorities