Associate Professor of Cyber Security

Noroff University College

Norway

JOB ADVERT: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor

 

Post Title:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Cyber Security

Language:

English

Contract Type:

Academic

Work Hours:

37.5 Hours

Faculty:

Faculty of Applied Computing Technologies (FACT)

Job Type:

Full-time permanent (after a 6 month probationary period)

Expected Start Date

1 August 2020

 

For informal enquiries please contact jobs@noroff.no

 

For more information and to apply, please click here

 

POST OVERVIEW

Noroff University College seeks to appoint new academic staff in the area of Cyber Security. You will join a team of international staff with whom you will be expected to work in very close collaboration, in undertaking research in the area and engaging in the delivery and management of the newly launched Bachelor in Cyber Security. This degree has a shared common first year with the Digital Forensics and Applied Data Science Bachelors degrees within the Faculty. As such, evidence of prior teamwork and excellent communication skills are essential.

 

Candidates should have a postgraduate qualification (preferably Ph.D) in Computer Science, Computer Security or a related field. The ability to teach a variety of subjects is essential, in particular a range of information security related subjects. Relevant skills and experience in the following areas are required for this post:

  • Penetration testing practice and procedures - practical and research experience;
  • A demonstrable technical skillset and experience relating to tools, techniques, methodologies, standards, and models for Computer Network Attack (CNO), Computer Network Defence (CND) and Computer Network Exploitation (CNE).
  • Exposure to and willingness to teach one or more of the following specialist topics:
    • Penetration Testing
    • Web Security
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Exploit Development/Bug Hunting
    • Applied Cryptography
    • Information Security Principles
    • Incident Response and Management
  • All of the following core skills:
    • Research Methods
    • Project Management
    • Professional Ethics
    • Problem solving
    • Working within an academic team

 

In addition to your area of domain expertise, we are looking to appoint someone who is enthusiastic about learning and education in general and is open to innovative models of learning and teaching.

 

The successful applicant must be willing to take direction from senior academic staff, but also be capable of taking initiative and show self motivation. As a lecturer your role will be developmental towards more senior academic positions. You will be provided with opportunities to lead and develop academic delivery and research, which will allow you to develop a portfolio of experience. As a lecturer your key roles within Teaching and Learning include: -

  1. Engaging in curriculum development with program team;
  2. Facilitation of learning, though delivery of lectures, tutorial sand other appropriate modalities;
  3. Assessment of learning;
  4. Support of students in their studies;
  5. Supervision of final year students.

All academics are responsible for the dissemination of knowledge (teaching and learning), creation of knowledge (research), recognising that there are differences in the execution of these responsibilities within the various departments and Faculties. Academics are also expected to assume some administrative, management and/or leadership duties of the program, Faculty and/or institutional level, and make some contribution to their profession appropriate for their career stage.

It is acknowledged that not all applicants will have had working experience in a Higher Education institution and that not all applicants will have had similar opportunities to teach, supervise and undertake research.   An applicant’s background and opportunities to demonstrate their merit will be taken into consideration by selection committees.

It is further acknowledged that academics follow different trajectories in their careers. In considering academics for employment, the totality of what an applicant can contribute to NUC will be assessed bearing in mind minimum requirements for certain levels of post.

Excellent spoken and written communication skills, with an ability to engage audiences, are essential for this post. While Teaching and Assessment are conducted in English, candidates with fluency in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language would be at an advantage.

 

Evidence of recent peer reviewed publications and active research projects in your field (or sufficient evidence of potential) would be a distinct advantage, as Noroff University College wishes to continue to grow both in terms of volume and quality of research. Evidence is required for appointments at the higher end of the salary scale.

 

The successful applicant must be willing to take direction from senior academic staff, but also be capable of taking initiative and show self motivation.

 

Compensation to commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and relevant experience.

 

We interview continuously and suitable candidates are encouraged to send their application to us.

Closing date for this application is 31 May 2020 and shortlisted candidates will be contacted thereafter.

 

Please apply here

 

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Primary Purpose of the Post:

To contribute to teaching, research, knowledge exchange, enterprise and business engagement to further Noroff University College’s ambitions in teaching and research.

Reporting to:

Dean of Faculty of Applied Computing Technologies (FACT)

Responsible for:

The contribution to research and academic delivery in the fields of Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Data Science.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The standard academic role at the University includes a combination of teaching, research and scholarship, knowledge exchange, business engagement and associated administration activities. While all roles will combine these areas of work, the relative weight of each will vary between and over time for each individual role holder.

  • Teaching, engaging, informing and inspiring staff and students through both classroom and online delivery of lectures, tutorials and seminars.
  • To assist in the development of required teaching material for both classroom and online delivery and to contribute to the maintenance and development of existing courses.
  • To assist in the development and delivery of effective assessments and ensure adequate feedback to students is provided.
  • To actively promote the degrees in conjunction with Noroff University College.
  • To foster and maintain links with the industry sector at a local, national and international level.
  • To participate in professional duties such as Faculty open days, and other recruitment activities as appropriate.
  • To undertake appropriate levels of pastoral care for students, ensuring interpersonal skills are adequately developed.
  • To supervise the work of students in areas such as their research projects, studio work, fieldwork and industry placements.
  • To communicate effectively with colleagues and students through internal networks, and the sharing of ideas and information.
  • Apply a flexible approach to work.

 

 

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Specification

Importance

Evidence/Demonstration

a)    To be able to effectively teach within an undergraduate computing program

Essential

Application/Interview

b)    To be able to develop and/or demonstrate a teaching portfolio primarily in the area of Computing/Information Security

Essential

Application/Interview

c)    The ability to engage students at all levels in innovative, informative and rigorous teaching and learning practices

Essential

Interview

d)    Excellent communication skills, including written, oral and visual

Essential

Interview

e)    A strong commitment to team-working and collegial collaboration

Essential

Application

f)     Administrative ability, which includes the every day paperwork and organisation involved in and running courses

Essential

Application

g)    Ability, and willingness, to teach using different strategies, modality and in different circumstances

Desirable

Application/Interview

h)    Familiarity with academic quality assurance and enhancement activities at university level

Desirable

Application/Interview

i)      An active and developing research profile

Desirable

Application/Interview

KNOWLEDGE

Specification

Importance

Evidence/Demonstration

j)      Knowledge and understanding of Higher Education

Desirable

Application

k)    Be prepared to engage with further study / research to develop and broaden base knowledge with regards to current issues

Essential

Application

EXPERIENCE

Specification

Importance

Evidence/Demonstration

l)      Experience of teaching, tutoring or instructing at University level

Desirable

Application

m)   Experience in the design, development and implementation of curriculum

Desirable

Application/Interview

n)    Experience in teaching online

Desirable

Application/Interview

TRAINING

Specification

Importance

Evidence/Demonstration

  • o)    A postgraduate qualification (Masters or equivalent) in a related discipline, or equivalent demonstrated work experience.

Essential

Application

p)    Ph.D., or substantive progress towards

Desirable

Application

q)    Teaching qualification

Desirable

Application


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