Associate/Assistant Professor in Cyber Security

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Compute

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.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 1 February 2018 (Local time).

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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