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Lecturer in Computing (Cybersecurity)

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Reporting to:

Dean of the School of Computing 

Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to teach on a range of School programmes, develop curriculum and programme related materials, and carry out research in areas of cybersecurity. Ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in Cybersecurity.

The School of Computing is one of the largest Schools of Computing in Ireland with academic programmes that are at the leading edge of industry requirements within an innovation-intensive environment. Our School faculty is strongly focussed on applied research on different aspect of computer science, with current involvement in a number of EC Horizon 2020 projects in technology-enhanced learning, cloud computing, and big data. Additionally, the School has strong industry links, is a part of Dublin Regional Innovation consortium, and encourages inventions, patents and spinouts.

Key Relationships:

  • Dean of School of Computing
  • Vice-Dean of School of Computing
  • Head of Cloud Competency Centre
  • Faculty
  • Computing Support Tutor
  • Programme Co-ordinators
  • Students

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in the School's teaching provisions at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Supervise and mark student research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Attend committees and meeting appropriate to School programmes.
  • Engage in the assessment processes of the College including setting and marking examinations and assignments and attending assessment boards and liaising with external examiners.

    Programme Development
  • Assist in the development of existing and new programmes. This may involve drafting submission documents, writing new modules and/or revising existing ones, liaising with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing, and reviewing complete programmes. 

    Research & Innovation
  • Carry out research and innovation activities relevant to College activities, consistently publishing findings in peer-reviewed high impact journals and reputable international conferences and fostering foreground knowledge activities such as innovation disclosures, patents, software development, etc.
  • Pursue funded research projects, consultancy endeavours, and development work as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in the conception and development of project proposals aligned with the School’s research interests to attract external research and innovation funds from external entities such as Enterprise Ireland, EC Horizon 2020, SFI, etc.

  • Act as programme director for undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in consultation with the Dean of School.
  • Contribute to academic and disciplinary committees as requested.
  • Represent the College at exhibitions, open days, recruitment trips, industry engagements, and other external events.
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
  • Carry out administrative and other duties as deemed necessary by the Dean of School.

    Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • PhD in Computing, Computer Science (with topic in Cybersecurity area). In exceptional circumstances the college reserves the right to appoint a candidate with an MSc qualification.
  • BSc/MSc in Computing, Computer Science, Informatics, or related field.
  • The candidate should be able to teach the technical/practical areas of Cybersecurity (e.g. Cryptography, Intrusion detection & Malware mitigation, System Security, Network Security, Database and Storage security, Software and Application security)
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level will be highly advantageous.
  • Established track record of research achievement in Cybersecurity, as evidenced by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor and reputable international conferences is desirable.
  • Evidence of research funding (Academic II).
  • Industry experience is desirable (Academic II).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. 

    Salary: The appointment will be to Academic I Salary Band €36,000 - €54,000 or Academic II Salary Band €52,000 - €78,000

    The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; academic experience; research output and funding. The candidates for Academic I and Academic II will be screened against different criteria.

    Annual Leave: 34 days per annum

    Contract: Full-time, permanent

    Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

    Application Process: To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV, quoting reference number: NCI0691 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5pm on Thursday 27th October 2016.
    The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.
    Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to a Lecturer in the School of Computing are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.
    National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.
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