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Are you looking to grow your academic career in cybersecurity in one of the best engineering universities in Europe?

We are looking for an assistant/associate professor to extend and complement research and teaching at the Cybersecurity Engineering Section at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark. You could be our new colleague if you are a talented researcher with a passion for research within cybersecurity, and a desire to impact society through collaboration with both private and public sector partners. We strive for academic excellence in a very international environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We value intellectual freedom, offering you the autonomy to pursue research topics that truly interest you. We promote talent in different forms according to your specific interests and strenghts. We understand the value of balance, for instance we can ensure a reasonable teaching load, providing ample time for your research. 

The university is located in the greater Copenhagen area, which is acknowledged for its excellent standards of living, childcare and welfare system.

Responsibilities and qualifications 
Your focus will be to strengthen our research and education within cybersecurity, which currently includes critical infrastructure security, distributed system security, Cloud and Fog computing security, IoT security, malware and intrusion detection, emerging technologies (e.g., AI and blockchain), novel detection theory (e.g., deception and collaborative threat detection algorithms), human aspects of security (incl. cyber-psychology and sociological factors), cyber-defense, privacy and privacy enhancing technologies, cryptography, post-quantum security. 

We are currently involved in a number of externally funded projects, and we expect that you will actively seek to attract funding from private and public sources, including both national and international research funding agencies.

As a part of your key responsibilities, you will: 

  • Publish impactful work in leading journals and conferences in your field
  • Teach, guide, and supervise BSc and MSc student projects, as well as supervise PhD students
  • Actively participate in creating a robust and vibrant environment within the Cybersecurity Engineering section
  • Secure funding for your research area from both Denmark and the European Union

You will get an active role in shaping the Cybersecurity Engineering section profile within the four pillars that define our university: research, education, innovation and public sector advice. Denmark is one of the most digitalized countries in the world, so there are rich opportunities to collaborate with private and public sector organizations with the aim to build a more cybersecure and digitally robust society.

Research areas particularly relevant for this position are (but not necessarily limited to):

  • Computer security forensics
  • Cyber-risk management
  • Security and AI (both security of and security using)
  • Malware analysis and penetration testing (ethical hacking)
  • Privacy and privacy enhancing technologies
  • Social engineering
  • Security engineering
  • Security in pervasive computing systems (incl. cyber physical systems, IoT, mobile healthcare systems and wireless computing systems)
  • Authentication and identity management systems 
  • Cybersecurity governance

Candidates with strong expertise in other areas of cybersecurity are also encouraged to apply. 

You must be responsible for the teaching of courses. DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time are expected to master both. DTU educational programs offer a unique wide range of courses covering several topics in cybersecurity at different levels (BSc, MSc, continuing education). You will contribute to educate new generations of engineers, scientists and IT professionals in the foundations, principles and state-of-the-art methods and technologies in cybersecurity. You will be responsible for the teaching of courses according to your research interests and Department’s needs. 

As formal qualification you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent). If you are applying for the associate professor position you should also have academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an assistant professorship and documented didactic/pedagogic training.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research experience 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

The following qualifications are a plus: 

  • Demonstrated ability to attract funding
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses both undergraduate and graduate
  • Strong publication record and impact in top venues
  • Documented experience in continuing education 

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

Starting date is 1 October 2024 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position.

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from the head of the Cybersecurity Engineering section and Deputy Director at DTU Compute, Professor Nicola Dragoni, tel.: +45 4525 3731, email: ndra@dtu.dk.   

You can read more about DTU Compute at www.compute.dtu.dk/english and the Cybersecurity Engineering section at www.compute.dtu.dk/english/research/research-sections/cyber.    

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 14 July 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research 
  • CV including employment history, list of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights), H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/)
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • A list of your 5 selected publications that highlight your field of research (no PDF needed, links or titles are enough)
  • Example grant proposals you have written, if any (unsuccessful examples are also welcome)
  • 2 references (who we can contact for further details) 

You can learn more about the recruitment process here.

In the field “Please indicate which position you are applying for”, please indicate whether you are applying for the position as Associate or Assistant Professor.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research of high international standard that is at the forefront with the development of new knowledge and technology-based solutions to the societal challenges of the digital society where communication technologies are a part of every industry, service, and human endeavor. 

The Section for Cybersecurity Engineering is one of the 10 research sections of DTU Compute. The section aims at advancing and combining foundational and applied knowledge in cybersecurity and cryptography to address current and future scientific and societal challenges. We do that by means of cutting-edge research and research-based teaching. 

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