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Tenure Track Position (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) Specialization in Information Security

Tampere University - Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary, inspirational and high-impact research and education. Our universities community has its competitive edges in technology, health and society. www.tuni.fi/en 

We are now seeking an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in the field of Information Security. The position is located in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences at Tampere University, more specifically in the unit of Computing Sciences

We currently employ 46 professors and 50 full-time teachers. Our 450 staff members work on three campuses: at Tampere city center and Hervanta as well as at university consortium of Pori. The unit of Computing Sciences covers all essential areas of Information Technology. We develop methods, theories, and technologies for digitalized data and information centric society. Common to all our fields are strong mathematical, algorithmic, and computational thinking and understanding of social networks and human-computer interaction. Software engineering, signal processing, computer engineering and information security are solution-oriented disciplines, and data science seeks to build models and extract meaningful information from large amounts of complex data. Machine learning, artificial intelligence and data-driveness cut across all our disciplines.    

We have about 150 research projects mainly led by the professors totaling over 20Meur annual external funding. We create 600 publications at top journals and conferences. Examples of our highlights can be found at our research pages. We have over 2000 students enrolled every year and educate majority of Tampere University’s mathematics and software engineering students also for other faculties. Our study programs are available at our teaching page.   

Job description 

The Network and Information Security group in the unit of Computing Sciences is an active and vibrant research group consisting of 2 professors, 3 lecturers, 4 senior researchers, and around 20 researchers and research assistants made up of postgraduate and graduate students. The core research competencies of the group are hardware-assisted security, privacy, applied cryptography, IoT security, network security, and security usability. 

We invite applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

Hardware Security: Candidates in this area are expected to have a proven track record of excellence in security-focused electrical engineering, signal processing, System-on-Chip design, computer architecture (e.g., RISC-V), hardware-software codesign, and/or digital design research and development. Topics of interest include hardware aspects of system security, side-channel analysis, and/or trusted execution environments. 

Software Security: Candidates in this area are expected to have a proven track record of excellence in security, privacy, anonymity, and/or crypto-focused software engineering, software assurance, static and dynamic analysis, formal verification, and/or trusted computing research and development. Topics of interest include software architectures, software testing, software aspects of side-channel analysis, trusted application development, and/or application areas such as privacy, anonymity, and/or cryptography. 

Applied Cryptography: Candidates in this area are expected to have a proven track record of excellence in both practical and theoretical aspects of cryptography research and development. Topics of interest include provable security, differential privacy, functional encryption, privacy-preserving analytics, and/or protocols. 

Requirements  

Assistant Professor  

We require:  

  • applicable doctoral degree, 
  • ability to undertake independent scholarly activity and potential to pursue scholarly activity at a high international level of excellence, and    
  • teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position.

Associate Professor  

We require:  

  • applicable doctoral degree,  
  • track record of independent scholarly activity,  
  • teaching skills required to successfully perform the duties and functions of the position,   
  • ability to lead a research group and acquire external funding, and  
  • track record of international scholarly activity.

Professor  

We require:  

  • applicable doctoral degree , 
  • high-level scholarly expertise,  
  • experience of leading scientific research,  
  • ability to provide high-quality research-based education and instruction,   
  • track record of winning external research funding, and    
  • track record of international scholarly or artistic activity.  

You need to be fluent in the English language in order to be able to manage the position. Please be prepared to provide proof of your merits when requested. 

Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition/ Bildung, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work. 

We offer  

Tampere University and the higher education community offer a unique multidisciplinary environment for interdisciplinary research and teaching. We offer an initial appointment for assistant professor and for associate professor for five years. Subject to successful performance, you will become a tenured member of the Faculty staff at the end of the first five-year period. You will be well-supported throughout the five-year period to ease transition to a tenured position. Full professors will hold a permanent appointment from the outset. Please read more about the Tenure track career path at Tampere University. 

We offer you the opportunity to join our dynamic and innovative international community. As a member of staff at Tampere University, you will enjoy a range of competitive benefits, such as occupational health care services, flexible work schedule, versatile research infrastructure, modern teaching facilities and a safe and inviting campus area as well as a personal fund to spend on sports and cultural activities in your free time. Please read more about working at Tampere University. You can also find more information about us and working and living Tampere by watching our video: Tampere Higher Education Community - our academic playground.   

Finland has been assessed to be among the best countries in the world with respect to many quality-of-life indicators, including being the overall #1 country in human wellbeing. Finland is among the leading countries in ICT & Digitalization, from 5G networks to financial technology, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR innovations to IoT, digital education, and health solutions. For more information on Finland, please check InfoFinland and This is Finland. For more information on Tampere, please see VisitTampere and BusinessTampere.  

Salaries are based on the job demands and employees’ personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The starting salary range will be from €4,000 to €4,600/month for an assistant professor, from €4,600 to €5,300/month for an associate professor, and from €5,500 to €6,300/month for a professor. A higher salary may be agreed upon based on the successful candidate’s experience and/or performance. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees. 

How to apply  

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system, by clicking the 'Apply' button. The closing date for applications is December 31, 2022 (at 23.59 EET / UTC +2).  

Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format. Applications should include the following documents:  

  • Curriculum Vitae according to TENK guidelines (recommended length: 2-4 pages). 
  • List of publications according to Academy of Finland guidelines. Please indicate your five most important publications and add a link to those. You may also gather the publications to a cloud file and add a link to this to your list of publications.  
  • Teaching portfolio according to the university guideline (recommended length: 2 pages). 
  • A research plan (recommended length: 4-5 pages) including your research vision for the future in this field and a realistic implementation plan (research questions, methods, collaboration, funding, etc.) for your research for the next 5 years. 
  • A letter of application (recommended length: 1-2 pages). This should include your motivation for applying for this post, a brief account of your career, career stage, career outlook, and key achievements. 
  • The names, positions and contact details of two referees who can provide references. Only referees for shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates may be invited for a video interview during the first stage of the recruitment process. The most qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. They will undergo an aptitude assessment, a review by external experts and will be expected to provide a demonstration of their teaching skills. 

For more information, please contact:  

Professor Timo Hämäläinen, Computing Sciences Unit, timo.hamalainen@tuni.fi, tel. +358408490777 

With questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR specialist Meri Pere, meri.pere@tuni.fi.  

Location: Tampere - Finland
Salary: €4,000 to €6,300
£3,459.82 to £5,449.22 converted salary* per month
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st November 2022
Closes: 31st December 2022
   
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