Assistant professor in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust

At the Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Department of Electronic Systems, a position as Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust is open for appointment from 1 Oktober 2018 or soon thereafter. The position is open for a period of 3 years. The workplace is Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies (CMI), Aalborg University Copenhagen.

Job description

Research areas include advanced ICT services and service architectures with a focus on security, trust and privacy, including cybersecurity and identity and access management (IAM) at an enterprise level. Of high importance is compentency in privacy, including privacy by design, applied cryptography and authentication and authorization methods. Furthermore, knowledge on one or more of the following is desirable: Distributed ledgers and BlockChain technology, Internet of Things (IoT) security; distributed systems; lightweight programming for mobile devices; and regulatory frameworks and standards such as GDPR and ISO 27001. 

The applicant is further expected to take part in a multi-disciplinary research environment and to demonstrate: a relevant publication record during the last 3-5 years, international academic activity, and experience in research collaborations.

Teaching will primarily be on courses and projects within the two engineering programmes on “IT, Communication and New Media” (BSc) and “Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship” (MSc). The teaching areas include network and application security, IoT security, identity and access management, and cybersecurity and trust. This includes encryption protocols; IoT security; multi-factor authentication; FIDO Alliance; JSON Web Tokens; technologies for trust and privacy protection; distributed ledger technologies; risk assessment; and compliance with information security standards. The applicant should document relevant teaching experience and student project supervision in the last 3-5 years.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Reza Tadayoni, Phone +45 9940 2510.
Qualification requirements:

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates. 

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Anne Christoffersen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 9680.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here.  


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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Sun Aug 05 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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