Lecturer in Cyber Security (Two Positions)

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Website WeAreTUDublin Technological University, Dublin

The Technological University Dublin seeks to appoint two Temporary Whole-time Lecturers (4-year contract, salary 57K to 72K) under the HEA HCI Pillar 3 funding to provide support for the Cyber Skills Project and delivery of Cyber Security training courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Technological University Dublin was established in 2019 with the merger of the three institutes of technology in Dublin city, DIT, ITT and ITB.  With a current student/staff population of over 28,000 students and 3,000 staff and 3 major campuses in Grangegorman, Tallaght and Blanchardstown, TU Dublin has become the largest University in Ireland.

In the disciplines of ICT, TU Dublin aims is to equip graduates with the necessary skills to work in a broad range of commercial, industrial and technological areas such as Software development, Computer networking, Web development and Cyber Security.

This role calls for highly motivated and experienced individuals who will contribute to the development, implementation and delivery of Cyber Security programmes and support the Cyber Skills Project.

Cyber Skills

The Cyber Skills project is coordinated by the Munster Technological University (MTU) and involves three other higher education institutions; University of Limerick (UL), Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and University College Dublin (UCD).

With over 8 million euros of funding under the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3 scheme, Cyber Skills will develop an innovative methodology to rapidly develop enterprise focused education and training to address regional and national skills needs on the specific topic of cyber security in a fast changing technological environment.

The Cyber Skills project is specifically designed to address the critical skill shortages in the cyber security sector.  Currently, there is a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals and Cyber Skills has been designed to enhance Ireland’s competitiveness in this context. Ireland’s National Cybersecurity Strategy stresses the urgency of addressing this requirement, as well as the need to enhance the national supply of talent, to ensure that Ireland’s data centres (which house 30% of Europe’s data), businesses, critical infrastructure, networks and systems are protected.

To facilitate a deep and meaningful engagement between academia and industry, Cyber Skills will work in partnership with Cyber Ireland, which is Ireland’s national cyber security cluster organisation the goal of which is to ensure that Ireland is well positioned both to service the already significant cyber security activities and to build excellence and talent that will enable further talent and growth in this expanding field.  The project also benefits from an international dimension with the involvement of Virginia’s Commonwealth Cyber Initiative which is based at the US University, Virginia Tech.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the appropriate mix of knowledge, experience, skills, talent and abilities as outlined below:

·       A relevant first or second class honours degree from a recognised degree awarding authority, or an approved equivalent qualification

·       Masters in a computing or engineering relevant area

·       Specialist knowledge and experience in Software Development and Cyber Security

·       Three years’ appropriate experience subsequent to obtaining an honours primary degree in a relevant computing or engineering discipline

·       A knowledge of HEI quality assurance issues and procedures

·       Strong industry experience in the relevant discipline and/or strong research track record including publications and holding a PhD in a relevant ICT/Engineering discipline

·       Experience of working in Computer Infrastructure & Networking and/or Software Development and/or Web Development

·       Necessary relevant lecturing/teaching/training experience to design and deliver blended/online training courses in multiple areas in ICT and Cybersecurity

·       Strong organisational and project management skills.

·       Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

·       Flexible and ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

·       An enthusiastic team player with the ability to network with colleagues and other stakeholders.


Eligibility to compete is open to candidates who are citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. The EEA comprises member states of the European Union along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Other candidates may be eligible to compete subject to their having an appropriate work permit for the nature and duration of the position.

Salary Scale  (year 1: €57,813, Year 2: €60,475, Year 3: €69,757, Year 4: €72,117)

Application Process

Applications will be accepted through the online application service at www.tudublin/vacancies. A CV will be required in addition to the application form. All correspondence from the University regarding your application will be via email. Please ensure that the security filters on your email provider will accept emails from TU Dublin.

The closing date for applications is 5pm (Irish Time) on Friday 7th May 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

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