Assistant Professor of Digital Security

Assistant Professor of Digital Security

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22 Mar 13 May Nijmegen

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Job description

Do you have a passion for shaping the minds of future cybersecurity experts? And are you ready to delve into cutting-edge research in network security, systems security, and AI privacy? Then apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Digital Security!

As an Assistant Professor of Digital Security, you will perform research in one of the following topics: network security, systems security and security/privacy of artificial intelligence. You will also be responsible for the development and coordination of security courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. There is a good balance between teaching, research and administration, giving you the time to write research proposals and further develop your research lines and career.

We have in total 2 positions available.


Radboud University


  • Your expertise should be in synergy with the current expertise of the Digital Security group and be supported by publications at high-profile journals, invitations to speak at scientific conferences, and research grants.
  • You have good teaching skills and ample teaching experience, a clear vision on teaching, and you are willing to teach a broad variety of courses in the Bachelor’s phase, as well as courses related to your research expertise in the Master’s degree programmes in Cyber Security and Cyber Security and AI.
  • You are a team player who is eager to collaborate with other scientists and build bridges between different research areas in and outside DiS and Radboud University, within and outside academia, both nationally and internationally.
  • You have good communication skills.
  • You are interested, and preferably have experience, in security research for industry and real-world applications.
  • You have the ability to successfully apply for external funding.

Note that excellence in one area may compensate for possible deficiencies in others. Moreover, the position on offer provides room for you to further develop yourself in any of the areas mentioned above.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months. At the end of this period, we evaluate your performance. After a positive evaluation, your employment contract will be changed to indefinite.

  • You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months. At the end of this period, we evaluate your performance. After a positive evaluation, your employment contract will be changed to indefinite.
  • Your salary within salary scale 11 or 12 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service. The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20.
  • The performance criteria and duration of the career track will be tailored to your background and track record.

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


Digital Security is an increasingly important issue in our society. As one of the three research groups in the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS), the Digital Security group researches a wide range of topics in the overlapping fields of cybersecurity, cryptography and privacy.

Research topics of the Digital Security group are: the design and secure implementation of symmetric cryptography and post-quantum cryptography, side-channel analysis, software security, mobile network security, online tracking, privacy design patterns, legal aspects of privacy, and user- and privacy-friendly solutions for identity management and data management. Additionally, the group conducts research in the various domains at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity such as the security of machine learning, AI for automated analysis and design, federated learning, etc.


  • Assistant professor
  • Natural sciences
  • Doctorate
  • 62.059.24



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