DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in System Security

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Sep 2021

We are looking for an assistant/associate professor to extend and complement the system security research and teaching of the Cyber Security Section at DTU Compute . You could be our new colleague if you are a talented researcher with a passion for research within system security, 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 system security, which includes critical infrastructure security, hardware assisted security including Trusted Computing Modules, secure operating systems, distributed system security including Cloud, Fog and Edge computing security, malware detection, AI security, explicit trust management and zero trust architectures.

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

You will get an active role in shaping the Cyber Security sections 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 but not necessarily limited to:

  • access control (paradigms, policies and mechanisms);
  • authentication and identity management systems;
  • blockchains and distributed ledger technologies;
  • malware analysis, digital forensics, 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 system security 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.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement here .

Application deadline: 15 September 2021


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