Assistant or Associate Professor in Network Security

Assistant or Associate Professor in Network Security

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17 Mar 29 Apr Delft

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The Cybersecurity (CYS) group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) carries out research that contributes to the very latest technology in the fields of computer security and artificial intelligence (AI). Examples include the development of learning algorithms that can handle large network data flows, deep learning methods that are immune to common side-channel defences, machine learning algorithms that can operate on encrypted data, and analysis of the latest security threats.

The position focuses on the theory and practice of security problems of networked devices, covering IT, OT and IoT security. This may cover the detection of adversary behaviour – for instance through using streaming data or large quantities of software logs – and/or the design of measures to improve cybersecurity resilience. Our ambition is to go beyond today’s approaches to detect individual cyber incidents and measures against global persistent adversaries. We are looking for a specialist in modern network security, who also can contribute to practical cybersecurity approaches such as capturing the flag and processing large scale network data sets to complement our existing expertise in research and education.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You have a completed PhD degree (or equivalent) from a top university with excellent grades in IT security, computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, or a similar field.

The candidate has a strong international network in academia and innovation-oriented companies. (S)he will contribute to strengthening of collaborations within the TU Delft cybersecurity ecosystem, as well as with external (international) partners. In addition to furthering her or his own research portfolio, the candidate has the ambition to strengthen the collaboration among our faculty members of the cybersecurity group, and with related research groups, companies and government agencies.

(S)he is expected to participate in education, research, and administrative tasks in a 40% :  40% : 20% time share. As TU Delft has a strong international orientation, the command of the English language should be at least at proficiency level C1. The candidate’s soft skills are very well developed, especially leadership, teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills.   

You are self-motivated, reliable, creative, able to discuss/write/present scientific results in English, and able to conduct excellent research on challenging scientific problems with practical relevance.
You also like working in a team environment.

Our faculty is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and we strive to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We explicitly encourage suitable candidates of all genders and with disabilities to apply.

Conditions of employment

For candidates at the Assistant Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract. The duration of the temporary position is depending on (academic) experience. At the start of your employment, section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills as part of a development plan. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and during a formal evaluation after a maximum of 2.5 years. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively during this formal evaluation, you will be employed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.

For candidates at the Associate Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract.  The duration of the temporary position is a maximum of 1 year. After a positive performance assessment, you will be employed in a permanent Associate Professor position.

The salary range for an Assistant Professor position is 3.637 – 5.656 euro gross per month.  The salary range for an Associate Professor position is 5.039 – 6.738 euro gross per month.  Starting salary for Assistant and Associate Professor is based on level of knowledge and (postdoctoral) experience.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. TU Delft offers training to improve English competency.
Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.


Technische Universiteit Delft

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.


Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of EEMCS brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers strengthen each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single-cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this challenging environment.

The mission of the Department of Intelligent Systems (INSY) is to enable humans and machines to deal with the increasing volume and complexity of data and communications. Within INSY, the Multimedia Computing section focuses on the development and evaluation of algorithms for enriching, accessing, and searching large quantities of data. The focus is on innovative systems that are oriented to the needs of users, enabling satisfying and personalized interactions with large collections of data. The group combines expertise in information retrieval, recommender systems, multimedia, signal processing, social network analysis, and quality of experience. The group is currently expanding as a result of successful funding acquisition, and provides a young and vibrant environment to work in.


  • Professor; Associate professor; Assistant professor; Lecturer
  • Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3637—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • EWI2020-22


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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