Responsible to: Head of department Computer Forensics

No. of posts: 1


To develop, manage and monitor undergraduate programs and associated operational administration, curriculum development, quality management and enhancement as required by relevant professional bodies

Key functions

  1. Manage the development of postgraduate / undergraduate programmes in computer/digital forensics, and work with the Head of Department to ensure efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategic objectives in order to provide an exceptional student experience.
  2. Implement and participate in curriculum development, quality management and enhancement compliance with required standards.
  3. Undertake research activity and be responsible for research projects and managing other researchers where appropriate.
  4. Build on a growing research reputation to build collaborations and influence cutting edge practice with an active publication record that will contribute to the REF.

Principal Accountabilities

Learning / Teaching

  1. Lead on, or contribute to the leadership within, the subject area on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and post-experience programmes.
  2. Effectively teach and facilitate practical student learning on the following subjects / modules: Cyber Forensics; Mobile Forensics; Computer Forensic Tools and Applications and Ethical Hacking on undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, and post-experience programmes.
  3. Ensure that module / programme design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University.
  4. Participate effectively in the assessment process, including the setting, marking and moderation of student work, providing constructive feedback and ensuring it is in accordance with quality assurance procedures.
  5. Participate in the continuing review and development of module/programme delivery, incorporating innovative study modes, learning environments and pedagogic practices to engage and stimulate students, deliver effective learning outcomes and develop their skills and attributes in digital forensics.
  6. Take on relevant module leader and/or programme leader responsibilities, including associated marketing, recruitment, delivery and ongoing programme development activities.

Research / Scholarship

  1. Take the lead on, plan, develop and conduct research or enterprise objectives, projects and proposals within the broader programme. Deliver research outcomes that will contribute to KCU’s research & grants writing portfolio.


  1. Act as a personal tutor, supporting and mentoring students as appropriate.
  2. Provide pastoral care to students, referring when necessary to services that provide further support.
  3. Support marketing and student recruitment activities as required.
  4. Develop external links in order, for example, to support student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income or build relationships for future activities.
  5. Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, timetabling, examinations and assessment of progress and student attendance.
  6. Contribute to effective cross College / University working.
  7. Observe and implement University policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  1. PhD in Computer/Digital Forensics or a closely related discipline with a bias in Computer/Digital Forensics. Relevant Master’s qualifications in IT and Computer Science or related discipline with a bias in Computer/Digital Forensics may also be considered in lieu of a PhD.
  2. Relevant Certifications in Computer/Digital Forensics.


  1. Learning / Teaching
  2. Practical knowledge of computer/digital forensic tools, applications and procedures.
  3. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in delivering effective learning, practical teaching and assessment in Higher Education to undergraduate students.
  4. Demonstrable experience of successful curriculum development.
  5. Experience in delivering effective learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education within the fields of forensic science and crime science investigation to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  6. Experience of supervising undergraduate projects and postgraduate research students, providing training and some teaching as appropriate.

Skills, knowledge and abilities

  1. Competency in a range of relevant computer/digital laboratory and practical skills including preservation, extraction, interpretation, and presentation of the computer-based traces; computer forensic tools (Autopsy; Encase; OpenText, Cellebrite or Magnet Product); Electronic devices and data system investigation (e.g., mobile devices, computer, servers or IoT); digital traces preservation; network investigations; online fraud linked to computer forensic science related research and teaching.
  2. An appropriate level of digital capability and aptitude with practical experience of applications which enhance student learning.
  3. Ability to communicate with clarity on complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, using high level skills and a range of media.
  4. Excellent ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, internally and externally.
  5. A high-level ability to think critically and promote innovation and creativity.
  6. Ability to devise, advise on and manage research programmes.
  7. Demonstrates competences, core behaviours and supplementary behaviours that support and promote the University’s core values.
  8. Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of KCU.

Applications should be submitted to the address below no later than 31st March 2023 at 5.00 pm. The Advert may also be accessed on the KCU website

The Directorate of Human Resources,

King Ceasor University,

P.O Box 88,

KCU Email: [email protected] or [email protected]