Lecturer in Computer Science (Data Science)


23/10/2022, 23:55

Salford - Peel Park Campus
School of Science, Engineering & Environment
Full Time Permanent

£43,414 - £51,805

Computer Science and Cyber Security at Salford

We have an opportunity for a Lecturer in Data Science to join us. 

We’re investing in people, technology, and facilities to fuel the growth and impact of Computer Science and related specialist provision at the University of Salford – a powerhouse of industry engaged digital innovation in Greater Manchester. 

We’re searching for the best teaching and research talent to develop the next generation of Computer Scientists, AI specialists, Software Engineers, Cyber Security experts and Data Scientists.

Building on our rich heritage of industry engagement we’re looking to accelerate impactful research and enterprise in this vibrant academic area. 

Data Science is developing rapidly at The University of Salford.  Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are experiencing significant growth, and we are seeking to expand and develop our team of academics to both extend our academic activity and further develop links with industry. 

Join us and be part of a diverse, future facing team that’s deeply engaged with Industry and constantly evolving to unlock innovation.


Who are we looking for? 

We’re seeking Data Science experts who are highly motivated, independent, and passionate about research and teaching – capable of producing high-quality, impactful research outputs as well as delivering inspirational and engaging teaching and supervision of undergraduates and postgraduates, driving strong outcomes for students. 

We are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with experience across the range of Forensics, Information Security, Privacy, Network Security and Applied Cryptography. Having CISSP, CISM, ISMS, CREST or GIAC certificates would be an asset. 

Ideal candidates will have already gained a PhD in Data Science or a related topic and have some experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  We are also interested in suitably qualified candidates from industry who can also demonstrate equivalent experience and ability. 

We strive constantly to create an inspirational, inclusive learning and working environment and celebrate our diverse University community. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Laura Miller - l.miller3@salford.ac.uk   


What’s in it for you? 

Competitive salary - and excellent pension scheme.

Generous annual leave - plus the ability to buy and sell holiday days

Flexible, agile and hybrid working - we support a culture of both flexible and agile working to help manage the demands of work with personal life subject to business requirements

Professional development - a comprehensive package of personal development opportunities to help you achieve your full potential

Wellbeing support - dedicated services and facilities to support your mental and physical health, ranging from an Employee Assistance Programme and counselling to sports and fitness facilities, including discounted gym memberships.

Greater Manchester - Live and work in one of the most vibrant regions in the UK, a hot spot of digital innovation, excellent schools and colleagues, and with affordable city, suburban and rural living options to suit a wide range of lifestyle choices.


However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - watch us in action here!

This is the expected starting salary for this post however appointment at a higher point may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the role


This opportunity is closed to applications.