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We are looking for an assistant/associate professor to extend and complement the cybsersecurity research and teaching of 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.

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

The assistant professor position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment, you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your focus will be to strengthen our research and education within cybersecurity, which includes critical infrastructure security, secure operating systems, distributed system security including Cloud, Fog and Edge computing security, malware detection, AI security, explicit trust management, zero trust architectures, privacy and privacy enhancing technologies, cryptography.

Your profile will help us strengthen our research and education in cybersecurity based on a holistic view of computer and network and a system approach to 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.

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.

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 that we are particularly interested in for this position are (but not necessarily limited to):

  • computer security forensics
  • harware security
  • access control (paradigms, policies and mechanisms);
  • authentication and identity management systems; 
  • blockchains and distributed ledger technologies;
  • malware analysis and penetration testing (ethical hacking);
  • privacy and privacy enhancing technologies;
  • security engineering;
  • security in pervasive computing systems (incl. cyber physical systems, IoT, mobile healthcare systems and wireless computing systems); 
  • AI and Machine Learning security (both security of and security using); and
  • computational trust and trust management systems.

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

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, including community outreach and advising the public sector 
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

The Cybersecurity Engineering Section is looking to expand its engagement in continuing education, so documented experience in this area will be considered an advantage.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities

Expected starting date is 1 October 2022 or as quickly as possible thereafter.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from the head of the Cybersecurity Engineering section, Professor Nicola Dragoni, tel.: +45 4525 3731, email:

You can read more about DTU Compute at and the Cybersecurity Engineering section at    

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 15 May 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one single PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one single 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
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

You can learn more about the recruitment process here

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

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

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