Lecturer in Communications
University of Essex, Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
United Kingdom

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) is a large and dynamic department in the Faculty of Science and Health. The School is internationally known for its research in a range of areas and offers an excellent education to its students.

The Communications and Networks group is the largest research group in CSEE. The group is currently expanding and now wishes to appoint two Lecturers, one in the area of Machine Learning and the other in Machine Learning for Network Security. We are particularly looking for applicants who have expertise in machine learning and network security/privacy. The successful candidates will have a proven record/strong background in machine learning for solving communication problems including network security/privacy.

Further information on our Communications and Networks research group can be found at: https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/computer-science-and-electronic-engineering/research/communications-and-networks

Duties of the Role

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a programme of independent research in the areas of communications and networking leading to the publication of research articles or other research outputs, which can be returned under the Research Excellence Framework. You will deliver excellent research and education, generate external research income, contribute to the administration and management of the School, and to the local, regional and international profile of the Department.

The post includes teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in electronic engineering and computer science, along with designing, planning and delivering learning in creative and innovative ways supervising student projects, fieldwork and placements.

We aim for excellence in education as well as research and are looking for individuals who can contribute to both.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the respective job packs below.

Skills and Qualifications required

The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level research degree, and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this or a higher level if appropriate.

You will have proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, and of designing and planning learning activities. You will be able to demonstrate evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes, and evidence of a research agenda, engagement in high-quality research activity and a developing research profile.

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability and willingness to engage in impact, knowledge exchange and outreach activities.

These are permanent, full-time posts on an ASER (teaching and research) contract.

We particularly welcome applications from those who identify as female or non-binary as they are under-represented in the School.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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