Lecturer in Digital Forensics
Cranfield Defence and Security
Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work
37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be
Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £44,001 to £49,048 per
annum, with potential progression to £61,309 per annum
Job Description and Person Specification - Lecturer in Digital
Cranfield University/Cranfield Defence and Security welcomes applications for
a Lecturer in Digital Forensics.
Cranfield University's world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and
unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and
management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.
About Cranfield Forensic Institute
Cranfield Forensic Institute (CFI) provides a Centre of Excellence for the
application of science and technology to law enforcement particularly through
niche areas of forensic science. We offer a suite of highly successful
forensic postgraduate degrees and short courses. Research and development
underpins the educational activity of the CFI. CFI has relocated to Cranfield
Campus, and has benefitted from £7.2M of investment funded by the University
and South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP). As a result of this
investment digital forensics has a dedicated, newly-designed, bespoke facility
with incredibly well equipped labs for teaching and research. This is a great
opportunity to shape the research direction of the new digital forensics
group, with a very significant portion of your time dedicated to digital
About the role
You will undertake research and teaching on the new and developing role of
Digital Forensics within Cranfield Forensic Institute. Pursuing an active,
internationally recognised research agenda, aligned with the Institute's
research strategy, and publishing in relevant, high-quality, peer-reviewed
journals. Enhancing the Institute's professional standing, reputation, and
impact in Digital Forensics.
You should have experience of digital forensics as an academic, police
officer, practitioner, or a related area, either in the UK or Internationally.
Primary responsibilities of this role will include:
Continued production of high impact research, particularly in the field of
Delivery of the MSc Digital Forensics in collaboration with our strategic
partner CCL (Solutions) Group Ltd, a leading commercial practitioner in
the sector. You will have a rare opportunity in the digital forensics
field to be integral to that partnership, with academic research feeding
into practise and real-world problems driving research.
Development of new specialist elective modules and short courses
You will be expected to contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of
a range of educational products, in particular Modules for the MSc in Digital
Forensics and collaboration with the Forensic Programme and the MSc
Investigative Sciences to offer cross cutting modules to ensure that ‘Digital'
is suitably represented across the suite of CFI courses.
Ideally, you will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in a relevant academic
subject and experience of relevant research within an academic or other
environment with a record of high-value peer-reviewed publications. However,
you can also be considered if you have an MSc in a relevant subject with
significant practitioner or industry experience, and a willingness to
undertake a PhD. The University has a Research and Innovation Office to
support academic staff in their applications for funding and collaborative
In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for
career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of world
leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we
do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to
create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together
and realise their full potential.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and/OR
minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university
and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these
We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or
flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the
possibilities for each role. Find out more here.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor
Andrew Shortland at email@example.com.