Lecturer in Cyber Security (2 posts)

by Richard Jones, Oct. 20, 2017

The School of Computing is building a substantial research group in cyber security. Following the appointment of Dr Shujun Li as Professor of Cyber Security, we seek to appoint a further 2 Lecturers in this area, based at our Canterbury campus.


Further information and details of how to apply can be found at:



The University of Kent was awarded a gold rating, the highest, in the UK Government’s recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF Panel judged that Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students; it is of the highest quality found in the UK.

School of Computing students have an excellent record of employability. Our undergraduate degrees are all offered with the possibility of a year in industry between the second and final years. Our dedicated Placement Officers provide guidance throughout the whole process and support students while they are on their placements. For full details of all our undergraduate degrees, see: https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/ug/degrees.html#cs 

We are also offer a free-standing intercalated Year in Computing to students from other disciplines in the University. Students working exclusively in the School of Computing for a year, after either the second or final year of their main degree. 

We also offer a wide range of taught MSc programmes. Our programmes offer flexibility in entry routes, content and format, with an optional industrial placement. For full details of our taught MScs, see: https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/masters/courses/ 


The School has internationally-recognised research in 5 broad research areas, full details of which are at: https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/research/index.html

Canterbury focussed research groups:

  • Programming Languages and Systems
  • Security
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computing Education

Medway focussed research group:

  • Data Science

The REF 2014 ranked us in the top quartile of 89 UK Computing departments, coming 12th for Research Intensity, and we intend to improve on this in REF 2021. The School has an ambitious and well-funded strategy to build on this success. It currently has some 45 PhD students across all its research groups; this year, we have doubled the number of School funded PhD studentships we offer. We are building on our areas of strength, in particular programming languages and cyber security. Our Security research group provides the core of the University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Cyber Security, which brings together researchers from computing, engineering, psychology, law and other disciplines. We hope to see further, substantial investment in this area in order to establish Kent as one of the strongest centres for cyber security in the UK.