Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Security and Intelligence

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The University of Kent
United Kingdom
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The University of Kent is making a significant investment to develop a centre of excellence contributing world leading research, innovation, and education on issues of security and conflict in a modern digital society. The newly created Institute for Advanced Studies in Cybersecurity and Conflict (SoCyETAL) will build on existing expertise in social-technical aspects of security and conflict in areas such as international conflict, cyber influence and behaviour, cybercrime, cyber law, and financial technology, just to name a few.

You will contribute to international security and intelligence research to promote and inform collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches to cyber security and conflict. We particularly welcome applicants whose research will enhance our expertise in critical approaches to intelligence and/or the politics of cybersecurity. We also welcome candidates from outside academia, who have demonstrated a strong research profile whether within governmental or intergovernmental institutions or in the private sector.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Security and Intelligence you will:

  • Make a sustained and significant contribution to world-leading research
  • Contribute to the academic progression of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Cyber Security and Conflict (SoCyETAL), and to the discipline; provide the skills and motivation to engage in collaboration with external partners such as national governments, and international organizations (e.g. NATO, the UN)
  • Lead the promotion of an excellent advanced education offering in the area of critical approaches to intelligence and/or the politics of cybersecurity

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent in Politics/International Relations or related discipline
  •  Evidence of substantial research activity, including peer-reviewed publications of 3* or 4* quality, in international security and/or critical approaches to intelligence studies and/or the politics of cybersecurity
  • Teaching experience in international security at university level and a strong commitment to personal excellence in teaching

The School of Politics and International Relations, is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world to undertake our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. We have experts in all of the main areas of the discipline of Politics including: Comparative Politics, European Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, International Political Economy, Human Rights and Public Policy. We pride ourselves on our global outlook which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships and the fact that we have a Specialist Postgraduate Centre in Brussels.

Informal enquires can be directed to SoCyETAL’s Co-Director, Dr Tim Hopthrow (T.Hopthrow@kent.ac.uk) or School of Politics and International Relations point-person for SoCyETAL, Dr Harmonie Toros (h.toros@kent.ac.uk) or the Head of the School of Politics and International Relations, Dr Adrian Pabst (A.Pabst@kent.ac.uk).

We particularly welcome applications from female and black and ethnic minority candidates as they are under-represented at this level in this area