- RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
- £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
The School is a lively, friendly community with research, innovation and teaching strengths across the spectrum of computing science. We are internationally recognised for our research in Computational Intelligence, Case-Based Reasoning and Machine Learning with growing expertise in Cyber Security, Digital and Immersive technologies and educational practices in computing. We have a thriving research environment supported by national and international funding to bring together early-stage and career researchers across all areas to carry out leading-edge applied computer science research with high industrial and societal impact.
The School runs a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and a range of Graduate Apprenticeship courses. Key themes of these courses include general computing science, data science and artificial intelligence, multiplatform development, Mixed reality design, digital technologies and cybersecurity.
The School currently has an opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated person to take on a leadership role within our undergraduate Cyber Security courses and contribute to the growing research in CyberSecurity and Cyber-Physical systems. We are looking for an individual with a strong commitment to leading the future development of our Undergraduate cyber security provision, including delivering high quality, novel and relevant content to a diverse range of students.
Our research directly inspires our teaching, and you will be expected to undertake high quality research and education, securing funding, disseminating results through the highest quality publications, developing industry/academic collaborations and engaging with our courses and students at all levels. Candidates with a strong interest or experience in interdisciplinary research and its application are also desirable. You would be expected to hold a PhD or considerable industry experience in a relevant area.
The School has a strong student community. You will be expected to participate in recruitment, promotional, and outreach events to help inspire the next generation of Cyber Security specialists.
Grade 7 Salary Scale: £34,804 – 40,322
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – 49,553
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position.
Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.
We would particularly welcome applications from women as they are under represented in this area of our workforce.
This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/
Please direct any further enquiries about this post to Dr John Isaacs, Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org
Relocation assistance may be available for this post.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of School
RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibilities
PURPOSE OF POST: Course Leadership, Teaching delivery and research
Contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as directed by the Head of School.
- Lead curricular development of the Undergraduate Cyber Security provision.
- Develop and deliver high-quality educational content
- Devise and deliver assessments and examinations as required Contribute to curricular development
Undertake research activity contributing to one or more of the identified research areas.
- Apply for and obtain external research funding
- Publish high-quality research outputs that contribute to the research impact of the School
- Contribute to the School research strategy and research groups
Contribute to recruitment, promotion and outreach delivery as directed by the Head of School.
- Outreach workshop development and delivery of STEM events and promotion
- Contribute to university open days.
Undertake administrative duties as directed by the Head of School.
Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
PhD in Computer Science or closely related field
A demonstrable knowledge and practical ability of techniques and practices in Cyber Security and Secure Software Development.
A proven interest in research in one of the following: cybersecurity, software security, IoT, computing science or related areas.
Teaching experience at higher education level in Computing Science with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.
Funding or publication success appropriate to early career staff (Grade 7) or established researcher (Grade 8)
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Recognised teaching qualification
Knowledge of professional body requirements, codes of conduct and industry practices in Cyber Security and or Secure software design and development.
Knowledge of HE practices and procedures.
Experience of course and module development at HE level.
Experience of developing outreach and recruitment activities. Particularly addressing gender imbalance in the field.
Experience in / evidence of sustainable research activity.
Experience of industrial research or other research engagement.
Behaviour 1 - Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.
Behaviour 2 - Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.
Behaviour 3 - Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.
Behaviour 4 - Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.
Behaviour 5 - Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others.
Behaviour 6 - Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.