Position type:

Full time


£38,017 - £42,792

22 Feb 2021
14 Mar 2021

Full details:

Reference number: BRI-ACAD105042

The role

The Department of Computer Science is seeking to make a fixed term appointment (until April 2022) for a Lecturer in Cybersecurity to join the Bristol Cyber Security Group. The group is part of the Academic Centre of Excellence on Cyber Security Research, heads an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training, the Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) and the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online. It also leads projects in major national programmes: RISCS, RITICS, PETRAS and Discribe.

Candidates would have strong track record of research and teaching in one or more of: software and systems security, cyber-physical systems security and usable security/human factors in security. 


What will I be doing

Depending on the candidate, the appointment can be on Pathway 1, encompassing research, teaching and citizenship or Pathway 3, focusing mainly on teaching, educational needs and citizenship.  

Research (Pathway 1 only): You will be expected to carry out excellent research complementing that currently being pursued in the Department especially the Bristol Cyber Security Group, and to publish high quality publications in top venues. You will have the opportunity to apply for your own funding from government and /or industrial sources. 

Teaching: You will be expected to take an active role in providing high quality and innovative teaching in the Department in the area of cyber security. This will include lecture courses, personal tutoring, problem classes, laboratories as well as supervising group and individual projects, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Citizenship: You will be expected to contribute to the effective running of the Department, School and Faculty by undertaking academic leadership roles as specified by the Head of Department.


You should apply if

  • You are passionate about research into cyber security, including one or more of: software and systems security, cyber-physical systems security and usable security/human factors in security;
  • You have a track record of teaching at university level and the ability to undertake teaching in cyber security covering a broad range of topics;
  • You have a proven ability to publish papers in top venues;
  • You have the potential to lead and grow an area of research in the department;
  • You understand how to implement inclusive approaches in your teaching/research/citizenship.


We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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