Unit : Associate Lecturers/Part time tutors
Salary : £34,304 Pro Rata
Location : Cardiff Various locations
Please quote reference : M817 22E
Advertised locations; London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South East
Closing Date : 3 February, 2022 – 12:00
Change your career, change lives
The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.
We are looking for people who can join our growing team of Associate Lecturers in the School of Computing and Communications
We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, including professionals from academia and industry. In line with our commitment to the Athena SWAN initiative and the Race Equality Charter, we welcome and support all applicants equally. We are especially interested in recruiting associate lecturers that reflect the diverse backgrounds of our students. Therefore, we encourage you to apply if you have experience in the field of Computing and Communications and education even if it does not exactly map to the specifications outlined in the attached job description.
This is a flexible role working from home that can be combined with other work and childcare as part of a portfolio career. There may also be the opportunity over time to increase your workload with the Open University into a more substantive role. The majority of teaching will be undertaken remotely: marking and giving feedback on assignments, facilitating online tutorials/1 to 1 teaching sessions with students online or over the telephone. Once we return to normal working conditions there will be face to face tutorials for which travel will be required within the UK. Tutorials are typically scheduled in evenings and weekends with some flexibility to work around your other commitments.
The proliferation of digital systems that impact on many aspects of our daily lives, have brought with them a range of challenges, including those relating to ensuring the security of these systems. Securing these systems above requires qualified technical cyber security professionals who have the knowledge and skills required to analyse the threats against the security of these systems, evaluate suitable solutions that minimise the risk of these threats being realise, and implement these solutions and monitor their efficacy. Within the broader field of cyber security, these activities fall into the domain of systems security, which is the focus for this module.
Students who complete M817 Systems Security will be able to:
- Analyse cyber security threats for different digital systems, using systematic methods
- (e.g., STRIDE);
- Evaluate the role of authentication, authorization and audit mechanisms, cryptographic
- techniques, methods for securing distributed systems, and techniques securing
- operating systems & virtualisation technologies; and
- Implement appropriate security mechanisms to mitigate the threats posed in different
- systems contexts.
- Assess the effectiveness of different security solutions.
The module will be organised into five blocks covering an introduction to systems security; cryptography; authentication, authorisation and accountability; operating systems and virtualisation security and distributed systems security. The main assessment component of the module will allow students to develop their own case study, enabling them to apply their learning to solve a problem that is important to their professional or personal context.
What you get in return
We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs. Associate lecturers are expected to undertake the equivalent of up to two days per year improving their teaching and learning practice within the associate lecturer role, these may include technical skills updating sessions and regional events.
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) with variable (pro rata) Bank holidays and an attractive pensions proposition.
How to apply
An application form and job-related information are available from the links located below. Any queries regarding the application process please contact AL-Applications on [email protected], quoting the reference number M817
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.
The University is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role as per the requirement laid out the UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK.
To work with us you will need access to the internet
For detailed information please click on the link titled “M817” below.
Closing date for applications: 3rd February – noon
An application form and job related information are available from the links located below. Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on email (on the link above), quoting the reference number M817
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community