Assistant Professor in Security and Network Engineering (50% teaching)

Assistant Professor in Security and Network Engineering (50% teaching)

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16 May 31 May Amsterdam

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Job description

Are you committed to research-based education? Do you want to teach the next generation of security and network engineers, and perform cutting-edge research in IT security and/or computer networks? The Multiscale Networked Systems (MNS) and Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) research groups of the University of Amsterdam are looking for an Assistant Professor in distributed systems and software engineering, with a strong profile in research and teaching, and a strong commitment to academic education.

What are you going to do?
You are expected to actively contribute to the activities of the MNS or CCI research group, especially in the areas of research, teaching, and acquisition and execution of funded research projects. This position is associated with 50% teaching, with the opportunity to teach in both the bachelor's (computer science) and master's (Security and Network Engineering and Software engineering) programs of the University of Amsterdam.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Conducting independent, high-quality research in cyberinfrastructure and computer networked systems, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or conferences. Potential research topics include reference architecture of future data infrastructures and digital twin systems, trustworthy distributed systems, quality critical service development and operations on cyberinfrastructure, anomaly detection and diagnosis, trustworthy data and workflow management, and multi-objective optimization for large-scale networked systems and cyberinfrastructure.
  • Developing, coordinating, and teaching courses in the BSc and MSc programs of the University of Amsterdam.
  • Supervising BSc and MSc theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses.
  • Actively contributing to the development and management of the educational curriculum.
  • Actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from national and European research councils.
  • Participating in and managing research projects with academia and industry.
  • Further development of the existing research and project portfolio of MNS and CCI in security and network engineering.
  • Actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation.
  • Taking part in committees and working groups and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.

What do you have to offer?

Your experience and profile
  • PhD in Computer Science or a related field;
  • committed researcher, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journals and conferences;
  • a motivational teacher with an encouraging and activating teaching style;
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • capability to initiate and organise new research by identifying innovative research themes;
  • professional command of English;
  • possession of the University Teaching Qualification (Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs, BKO), or the willingness to obtain it within two years after the start of the employment.

Experience in acquiring and executing funded research projects, experience in PhD supervision, high standing in the international research community (evidenced by, e.g., program committee membership or invited talks in leading international conferences), and a network of connections with relevant researchers, practitioners, and professional associations in the Netherlands or other EU countries are considered an advantage.

Our offer
This is a full-time position (38 hours per week). The initial contract is for a period of 18 months; a permanent contract follows if we assess your performance positively. The preferred starting date is to be discussed.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 4,332 to € 6,737 (scale 11-12). UvA additionally offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UFO profile UD2 or UD1 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park, we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • Multiple courses to follow from our Teaching and Learning Centre;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as leadership for academic staff;
  • Multiple courses on topics such as time management, handling stress and an online learning platform with 100+ different courses;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (partner leave) with 100% salary;
  • Partly paid parental leave;
  • The possibility to set up a workplace at home;
  • A pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • The possibility to follow courses to learn Dutch;
  • Help with housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.

Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.

About us
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 42,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science (FNWI) has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute (IvI) is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

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Job application
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the button below. We accept applications until and including 31 May 2024.

Applications should include the following information (all files apart from your CV should be submitted in one single pdf file):
  • a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • a list of publications;
  • an overview of your previous teaching activities, including supervision of student projects;
  • information about acquired funds for research projects (if any) and roles in the execution of funded research projects (if any);
  • a research and teaching statement;
  • the names and email addresses of two references who can provide details about your academic profile in relation to this position (please do not include any reference letters in your application).

Please make sure to provide ALL requested documents mentioned above.
You can use the CV field to upload your resume as a separate pdf document. Use the Cover Letter field to upload the other requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

A knowledge security check may be part of the selection procedure.
(for details: National knowledge security guidelines).

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered. Please don’t send any applications by email.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews soon after the expiration of the vacancy.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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University of Amsterdam (UvA)


  • Assistant professor
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €4332—€6737 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 13002


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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