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Senior Lectureship in Security and Protection Science

The School of Computing and Communications is looking for an outstanding academic with a passion for driving impact, engagement, and knowledge exchange in the area of Security and Protection Science.

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £51,630 to £58,089 
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 November 2018
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  A2442

The School of Computing and Communications is looking for an outstanding academic with a passion for driving impact, engagement, and knowledge exchange in the area of Security and Protection Science.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate outstanding domain expertise and track record demonstrating the ability to translate their expertise into high quality research, educational and knowledge exchange outcomes. They will be able to clearly articulate a clear and compelling vision for enhancing both their technical domain and growing our academic community in this area, with a demonstrable track record of achievement at the top of their field. In this role, you’ll need to be proactive and continuously seek to enhance your work through collaborative and multidisciplinary links afforded by our Institute of Security, and as one of the 14 GCHQ Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security.

We offer a stimulating multidisciplinary environment with enormous potential to engage and realise your vision for protection science and engagement via our interdisciplinary research institutes in Security and Protection Science, Data Science and Social Futures, and the University’s £42m health innovation campus.

SCC is an international centre of excellence.  The School was ranked 7th in the UK in “world-leading and internationally excellent” research by the UK government’s REF2014 evaluation.  Lancaster is TEF Gold and Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year 2018, recognising our ongoing commitment to both research and teaching, and major and ongoing investments in our campus and facilities and improving the student experience.

We offer a highly inclusive environment for career development. As an Athena SWAN Bronze accredited school we are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies; we recognise and celebrate good employment practice to address all forms of equality in higher education.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the head of School, Professor Adrian Friday – email a.friday@lancaster.ac.uk

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Lectureships/Senior Lectureship in Computer Science (three posts)

We are looking for three outstanding academics (from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer level depending on experience, equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor) who wish to build their career at the School of Computing & Communications at Lancaster. Although we are seeking candidates complementary to our strengths (Networking and Communications, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science, Security and Ubiquitous Computing/IoT), we are open simply to applications from exceptional candidates who believe they can make a strong contribution to the School

School of Computing and Communications
Salary:   £35,210 to £58,089 
Closing Date:   Sunday 11 November 2018
Interview Date:   Wednesday 05 December 2018 
Reference:  A2404

We offer a stimulating multidisciplinary environment which includes enormous opportunities to engage via our interdisciplinary research institutes in Cybersecurity, Data Science and Social Futures, and capitalise on major new investments in Digital Health including our £42m health innovation campus.

We expect you to have outstanding technical expertise in a relevant area and a clear track record of achievement and publication at the top of your field. You must have a compelling vision for taking your research forward to have significant impact, and you should have a strong motivation to advance your work through working collaboratively across research fields.
We are looking for engaged future colleagues who expect to contribute to the collegiate environment in the school. These positions require a commitment to excellence in both research and inspiring teaching. You will be expected to help expand our research including showing initiative in securing research funding; delivery of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and contributing to the administration and day-to-day running of your research group and the wider School of Computing and Communications.

SCC is an international centre of excellence.  The School was ranked 7th in the UK in terms of “world-leading and internationally excellent” research by the UK government’s REF2014 evaluation.  Lancaster is TEF Gold and Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year, recognising our ongoing commitment to both research and teaching, and major investments in our campus and facilities.
We offer a highly inclusive and stimulating environment for career development. As an Athena SWAN Bronze accredited school we are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies; we recognise and celebrate good employment practice to address gender equality in higher education and research.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Adrian Friday to discuss research fields and to learn more about our research group and the School’s research environment – email scc-hr-enquiries@lancaster.ac.uk.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

To find out more information about this role and to apply online for this position and others available positions:

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Consistently ranked well inside the UK top 10 in all UK league tables and one of the top Universities in the world, Lancaster University has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, attracting bright minds from all over the world. Our research culture bridges the gap between academia and business, and results in pioneering contributions to a variety of fields in the UK and beyond.

The University has been named University of the Year 2018 by the Times and the Sunday Times, and has been awarded Gold in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest possible ranking.

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Working at Lancaster University

Lancaster is proud of its 2016 staff survey results, with an overall response rate of 73%. 92% said that the University was a good place to work in comparison to the sector average of 88%. We think this cements our position as an employer of choice, regionally, national and internationally.

The Lancaster University campus is set in 360 acres of parkland with views of the lake district and coast. Since 2003 we have invested in excess of £500m in new college residential and social facilities, new and refurbished teaching spaces, a new sports centre and new research facilities.

The University has been named University of the Year 2018 by the Times and the Sunday Times, and has been awarded Gold in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest possible ranking.

Our performance in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) has placed us amongst the top universities in the UK, and this reflects our increasing portfolio of regional, national and international research partnerships, and our outstanding record for teaching quality. Our renowned collegiate system also encourages interactions between staff and students and provides the opportunity to build up interdisciplinary work. Our REF result combined with our TEF gold indicates that there is truly something special about Lancaster.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive set of benefits encompassing competitive salaries, defined benefit pension schemes, work-life balance, training & promotion opportunities and staff recognition schemes.

Remuneration

We offer a grading structure based on a nationally agreed single salary spine.  Salary values within the spine are index linked.  We also operate contribution pay schemes to recognise exceptional performance.

We operate two pension schemes depending on grade - Universities Superannuation Scheme and Local Government Scheme.  We also offer continuing NHSPS membership for Clinical Academics.

LU Flexible Benefits Scheme

Our sector leading flexible benefits scheme provides colleagues with the opportunity to choose from a wide range of benefits and to pay for them through monthly salary deductions. The current benefits include:

Childcare Salary Sacrifice

Childcare Vouchers

Cycle to Work Scheme

Season Tickets

Payroll Giving

Shopping Discounts

Dental Insurance

Low Emission Cars

Healthcare Cash Plan

Sports Centre Membership

Vocational Training Courses

Professional Bodies’ Membership Fees

Car Parking

Local Bus Passes

Discounted Staff Dining Card

Staff Discount Card (local retailers)

Work-Life Balance

For colleagues with family/caring responsibilities, we offer a package of family friendly policies which provide for flexible working, additional paid maternity and paternity leave, and leave for family emergencies.

We also offer generous holiday entitlement in excess of the statutory entitlement including additional university closure days at Christmas and Easter.

Continuing Professional Development

We anticipate that all colleagues will engage in continuing professional and occupational development to enable them to meet their own and the University’s objectives.

Performance and Development Review (PDR)

All colleagues are expected to participate in processes to help them develop and meet their professional objectives – these include objective setting, performance and development review, coaching and feedback and career development discussions.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The programme offers access to a free, confidential helpline which provides unlimited access to information to help colleagues deal with a range of problems, no matter how big or small, which may affect their personal lives or performance at work.

Staff Recognition Schemes

Our staff awards scheme provides an opportunity to recognise excellence in a variety of categories. The awards are presented in a special ceremony at the end of each academic year.

Our Campus

Our Bailrigg campus is self-contained, offering colleagues a range of services close to their workplace. Our priority is to develop further an open, green and sustainable campus with contemporary design that meets the highest environmental standards.

Travel Plan

Accessible campus map

Equality & Diversity

Banks, Shops & Other Services

Catering

Chaplaincy Centre

Pre-School Centre

Health Services

Cultural Activities

Sports Centre

As part of our travel planwe have:

  • one of the most frequent University bus services in the country
  • one of the highest employer cycling rates in Lancashire
  • traffic-free cycle access from the outskirts of Lancaster
  • our own car sharing scheme

Banks, Shops and other Services include two banks, post office, bookshop, supermarkets, bakers, newsagent, hairdresser, garage (fuel, car sales and service) & charity shop.

Catering includes a wide range of places to buy food or drink to either eat-in or take-away, including those which promote Fair Trade and organic products.  Each of our nine colleges has its own individual character and are busy centres of social, recreational and educational activity, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic social areas.

Chaplaincy Centre includes a Multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre (with facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths) and a Muslim Prayer Room.

Pre School Centre operating from 8 play rooms and a sensory room plus enclosed outdoor play areas and open Monday to Friday, 8.15am - 5.30pm, 48 weeks of the year.  A maximum of 158 children under 8 years may attend at any one time. There are currently 196 children on roll aged from 3 months to under 5 years.

Health Servicesincludes an NHS doctor's surgery, a pharmacy and a private dentist on campus.  We also provide occupational health and counselling services to support colleagues through times of difficulty.

Cultural Activities including Lancaster Concerts, Nuffield Theatre and Peter Scott Gallery.

Sports Centre including swimming pool, gym, squash courts, indoor climbing wall, sauna, sun beds, tennis courts, football, rugby, netball, basketball, 5-a-side pitches. Reduced fees are available to staff and students. Our sports complex is also open to the public.