Assistant / Associate Professor Digital Risk Security and Resilience

Assistant / Associate Professor Digital Risk Security and Resilience

Published Deadline Location
21 Dec 1 Mar Enschede

Job description

If you are a scholar with a research focus on the technical and socio-economic aspects of Security, Risk, and Resilience Management, then this is the position for you! Your research may involve the development of methods and techniques to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of enterprise systems and information assets. It helps managers/policymakers/individuals to make informed decisions on security and risk mitigation strategies, and benefits the alignment between security architecture and enterprise architecture. You not only consider the technical aspects of security, but also its strategic, tactical, and operational implications, at different levels: individuals, organizations, and society at large. In essence, you contribute to a strategy for a secure and resilient digital society. You are proficient in using both quantitative (e.g., development of security/resilience metrics) and qualitative research approaches (e.g., crafting interventions to counter social engineering cyber threats, scenario-based resilience evaluation, etc.).


You contribute to research, teaching, and knowledge valorization. You will
  • carry out risk and security research, with a genuine interest in operating at the crossroads of management sciences and technology;
  • improve your home-based specific expertise and develop an interdisciplinary research line;
  • build our research ecosystem (e.g., by acquiring external research funding);
  • (co-)teach, develop and coordinate courses in our Bachelor and Master programs of Business & IT and International Business Administration;
  • guide students from these programs in their graduation assignments;
  • develop expertise in novel data-driven research methods and work jointly with BMS lab (a lab that develops expertise in using industrial and behavioral research datasets for research);
  • supervise PhD students.


University of Twente (UT)


  • show vision and ambitious drive (seeing opportunities and possibilities, showing ambition);
  • have knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis of security, risk, and resilience with applications to business domains;
  • hold a PhD degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field and have experience in research, which is proven by publications in reputable academic journals, presentations in international scientific conferences, and other academic activities;
  • conduct (fundamental and applied) research within a multidisciplinary environment;
  • are active in networks for acquiring research funding, and have demonstrable experience in working closely with companies and government agencies;
  • show situational leadership while collaborating in past research projects or in supervising PhD students;
  • have teaching experience (both lecturing and tutoring) at an internationally accredited university;
  • possess good communication skills and an excellent command of English;
  • possess a (equivalent of) University Teaching Qualification certificate, or be willing to obtain this, and have a real passion for, and the ambition to become a creative and effective teacher.

Conditions of employment

We offer a permanent position (1.0 FTE) with a one-year probationary period (formally a 1-year contract with the prospect of a permanent contract). The starting salary, depending on your experience, ranges between € 3.974 to € 6.702 gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities), based on the job profile Assistant & Associate Professor. In addition, the University of Twente offers additional attractive employment conditions (8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus, solid pension scheme, sabbatical leave, professional and personal development programs, etc.).


HBE department holds a leading position at the interfaces of business, technology, and the social sciences. We strive to impact the business and public sectors by conducting cross-disciplinary research through our ground-breaking research and novel education programs. We combine various themes such as smart industry, supply chain management, transportation, and logistics management, innovation management, healthcare operations, technology-based entrepreneurship, purchasing and supply management, cyber security, financial engineering, HRM, organizational change, and leadership. Do you want to be a part of a forward-thinking team-based environment to expand the borders of your home subject area and develop cross-disciplinary expertise? Join our team and strive to make a significant impact on science and society.

Please have a look at this video to learn about our wider HBE department:

The High Business Entrepreneurship corporate video can be watched via this link

Additional information

We encourage you to discuss ideas about this position with dr. A. Abhishta, e-mail: Please submit your application before 1st of March 2023, and include:
  • A cover letter, including a brief emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position;
  • A full Curriculum Vitae, including the title of your dissertation and contact information for at least two academic references;
  • A publication list.


  • Professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6702 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1004


University of Twente (UT)

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Make sure to apply no later than 1 Mar 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).