Lecturer in Computer Science Education


London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 01st Feb 2021
  • Salary: £46,292 to £54,534 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014744
  • Closes: 09th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Lecturer in Cybersecurity Education on the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), starting in May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This role will focus primarily on online teaching and enhancing online educational quality and innovation in the department of Informatics. The candidate, as part of a team, will focus on the delivery of the online Master’s programme in Advanced Cybersecurity, which launched in March 2020. The appointee may also be involved in teaching activities in Department of Informatics.

The Academic Education Pathway is focused on the delivery of education, education-related scholarship, and leadership in education. It creates a clear pathway for recognition, reward and opportunities for advancement for exceptional educators.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science, computer security or a related field. The successful applicant will be part of the Department of Informatics and will be expected to contribute to its wider activities and development. Engagement in research related to computer science education or cybersecurity education where applicable in improving research-led teaching on taught programmes is encouraged.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged with a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core hours policy, the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. The Department of Informatics is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

For further information about the Department of Informatics at King’s, please see https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/luc.moreau/informatics/overview.pdf and for the organisation of the online MSc please see https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/luc.moreau/informatics/online-msc-cybersecurity.pdf.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • make a significant contribution to the teaching, examining and project supervision of students in the Department of Informatics.
  • act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department, assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems and be responsible for the pastoral care of students
  • establish and disseminate innovative teaching practice in the department.
  • contribute fully and conscientiously to administrative tasks in the department
  • undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • PhD in computer science, cybersecurity or related field
  • Ability to teach cybersecurity and computer science related topics at MSc and Undergraduate level
  • Ability to understand and develop distance learning or online teaching delivery
  • Ability to collaboratively engage with different stakeholders (e.g., the student body through staff/student liaison or Students’ Union, or outside organisations linked with the Department)
  • Ability to make a significant contribution to administrative work
  • Ability to develop creative teaching methods
  • Teaching and examining experience

Desirable criteria

  • Research experience in computer science, cybersecurity or related subject
  • Experience of innovative and effective approaches to teaching, including online and distance learning
  • Experience of creative approaches to assessment
  • Administrative experience
  • Presentations at UK HEIs, and national conferences

Further information

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. The candidates will also have the opportunity to meet members of the department. Presentations are scheduled to be held on 29 March 2021. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 31 March 2021. Scheduling will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place. Meetings, presentations and interviews are subject to pandemic constraints and may be held online.

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