Job as lecturer in computer networks at BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in computer networks

School of Computing and Digital Technology

Location: Downtown Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary: £47,778 to £51,931 per year
Published on: Wednesday September 07, 2022
Closing date: Sunday 02 October 2022
Reference: 082022-535

Situated on a modern £300 million campus in the heart of Birmingham city centre, England, the School of Computing and Digital Technology is a thriving, dynamic and inspiring learning community committed to research excellence , high-quality teaching and impactful industry engagement. Building on the continued success of student growth and the sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on an extensive program of expansion funded by substantial long-term investment. Our growing teams teach, explore and practice in some of the most exciting areas in the field of computing and digital media processing.

We invite applications to join our integrated teaching, research and innovation teams in the Department of Networks and Cybersecurity as Lecturer in Computer Networks. We integrate networking and network security principles and practices into our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will join a well-established course team with a proven track record of producing competent and confident graduates ready to meet the demands of the networking and cybersecurity industry. The department’s teaching and learning strategy aims to equip students with cyber, networking and network security skills and knowledge that will enhance their employability. The research and innovation goal is to enhance the reputation of the school through active engagement with excellent research leading to high quality outcomes, research-based teaching and impactful projects that advance the state of the art within networks and cybersecurity practice and research.

To support this exciting strategic initiative, the department is seeking to fill the vacant position of:

  • Lecturer – £47,778 to £51,931

Priority will be given to applicants with these areas of expertise. Applicants should have good practical experience in one or more of these areas

Membership in a professional body (like BCS or IET) and professional registration (like CITP or CEng) would be an advantage at all grades. Industry certifications in one of the following areas: Cisco, Juniper, or EC Council.

Depending on experience, candidates will teach in a variety of different fields and will be required to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, from level 4 to level 7 of the Masters.


  • Develop own teaching materials.
  • Manage cohorts of learners.
  • Teach as a member of the Networks and Cybersecurity team in a variety of settings, from small group tutorials to large conferences.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of educational programs in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures.
  • Set and grade assessments and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Seek ways to improve performance by reflecting on the design and delivery of instruction and obtaining and analyzing feedback.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Networks and Cybersecurity team to conduct high quality applied research leading to publications in reputable journals and conference proceedings.
  • Develop external partnerships to support the drafting of calls for research funding.
  • Apply practical skills in industry by providing training and advice


What do you need

  • You will need to have a PhD or be nearing completion i.e. pending survival or equivalent qualification.
  • Candidates who have a Masters qualification and extensive practical experience at management level will also be considered.
  • Cybersecurity experience in an industrial context
  • Experience with networks and network security in an industrial context.
  • For positions at a higher level, preference will be given to personnel who can demonstrate a track record of research publications or a publication pipeline targeting reputable peer-reviewed journals and/or obtain research grants and contracts.


In return for your dedication and hard work, you can expect excellent ongoing personal and professional development as well as the following key benefits.

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 40 days including public holidays and Christmas/New Year closure
  • Entitlement in the event of illness/absence
  • Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Libraries on all campuses
  • Life insurance
  • Personal accident
  • travel card system
  • Car park
  • Cycle-work program
  • Carpooling system
  • Catering services

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