Associate/ Assistant Professor in Cyber Security DTU Compute, Denmark

Associate/Assistant Professor
Study in:Denmark
Deadline: 1 February 2018

DTU Compute’s Sections for Cyber Security, invite applications for an appointment as Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor within cyber security. The position is available from April 1, 2018 or according to mutual agreement.

The department DTU Compute is an internationally unique academic environment spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics and computer science. At the same time, we are an engineering department covering informatics and communication technologies (ICT) in their broadest sense. Finally, we play a major role in addressing the societal challenges of the digital society where ICT is a part of every industry, service, and human endeavour.

DTU Compute strives to achieve research excellence in its basic science disciplines, to achieve technological leadership in research and innovation, and to address societal challenges in collaboration with partners at DTU and other academic institutions, nationally and internationally, and, equally important, with industry and organizations. We communicate and collaborate with leading centres and strategic partners in order to increase participation in major consortia.

DTU Compute plays a central role in education at all levels of the engineering programmes at DTU – both in terms of our scientific disciplines and our didactic innovation.

Responsibilities and tasks
Through the position the University seeks to strengthen the research within cyber security. The cyber security section at DTU has experts in cryptology, in particular the design and analysis of ciphers, hash functions and in side-channel analysis, and in the security of distributed and pervasive computing systems, in particular support for secure collaboration across administrative domains and in other low trust environments. The section wishes to broaden its research within all areas of cyber security.

Topics of particular interest include:

  • access control (both policies and mechanisms);
  • authentication and identity management systems;
  • blockchains and distributed ledger technolgoies
  • malware analysis, digital forensics, and ethical hacking;
  • privacy and privacy enhancing technologies;
  • security in pervasive computing systems (incl. cyber physical systems, IoT, mobile healthcare systems and wireless computing systems); and
  • trust management systems.

Interest and skills in pedagogical work and dissemination of mathematical sciences will play an important role.

You will work together with other members of the section to develop and strengthen our current course offerings in cyber security. The department offers MSc and PhD courses and projects. Teaching and development of courses have a very high priority at DTU Compute. In particular, the span of introductory courses is constantly being developed with respect to both content and the most modern educational tools and methods. The department is well- known for its modern, engaged and pedagogical teaching and prioritizes that all employees participate actively in course development. To support this, all new employees are offered university teaching courses.

At DTU Compute, we value knowledge sharing and cross functionality. Therefore, you are expected to cooperate and be eager to build relations with colleagues in the department and with other departments of DTU.

You are expected to participate in departmental teaching at all levels so you should value visionary and meaningful communication. The teaching will cover Bachelor-, Master- and PhD-level courses. Bachelor courses are taught in Danish, other courses in English. Candidates who do not speak Danish should be willing to learn Danish within the first two-three years in order to be able to teach in Danish.

Candidates for an

  • Assistant Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in applied mathematics, computer engineering or computer science.
  • Associate Professorship must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in applied mathematics, computer engineering or computer science as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding an Assistant Professorship and should document didactic/pedagogic training.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to

  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • Communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and an academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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 with the relevant union.

The assistant professor position is a permanent entry-level faculty position. After a maximum of 4 years, an assistant professor can be promoted to an associate professor position after assessment. More information can be found here: Career paths at DTU.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section, Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen.: +45 4525 3048.

You can read more about DTU Compute on

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than February 2018 (Local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

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

The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Views regarding teaching and research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research based on the “Assessment” bullets
  • List of publications (applicants applying for the position as associate professor should indicate scientific highlights)
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g.
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

DTU Compute has a total staff of 400 including 100 faculty members and 130 Ph.D. students. We offer introductory courses in mathematics, statistics, and computer science to all engineering programmes at DTU and specialised courses to the mathematics, computer science, and other programmes. We offer continuing education courses and scientific advice within our research disciplines, and provide a portfolio of innovation activities for students and employees.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 11,000 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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