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Associate professorship in information security

The Computer Science Department at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) invites applications for a faculty position in information security, at the rank of associate professor. The proposed starting date is January 2020 or soon thereafter.

We invite applicants who want to contribute to ITU’s vision of creating and sharing knowledge that is profound and leads to ground-breaking information technology and services for the benefit of humanity; and more specifically contribute to the Computer Science Department's research and education, both foundational and with impact on industry and society.

The candidate
We look to hire a strong candidate holding a PhD in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related field.

The candidate is expected to be able to conduct research and research-based teaching in one or more of the following areas:

  • Information security
  • Formal modelling, analysis, and verification of security aspects of systems and protocols
  • Security of embedded systems, internet of things, and standards
  • Offensive security
The ideal candidate should document:

  • Publications of research at a high international level in well-respected peer reviewed venues
  • Competences in developing and conducting teaching that is well received by students
  • A record of contributing to the goals of the institutions in which he/she has worked, for example participation in committees, etc.
In addition, candidates for the position should be able to:

  • Attract external research funding
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Read/speak a Scandinavian language (or have the willingness to learn Danish)
Job description
The associate professor is expected to conduct research, collaborate with fellow faculty members in the area of information security, and to develop interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations when relevant. The associate professor is expected to contribute to ITU’s education programs, especially software development, computer science, software design, and data science, both by giving courses and by supervising BSc and MSc theses. Furthermore, the associate professor is expected to engage with society e.g. through external collaboration, and to contribute to ITU’s strategic goals through internal processes and committee work.

Working at the IT University
We have an open and informal working environment and a varied everyday life. Current faculty in the Computer Science Department is rather diverse, with PhD degrees from 15 different countries. ITU is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to improving the gender balance among students and among faculty, and encourage applicants from underrepresented groups.

Working in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a strong educational system, a rich cultural life, universal healthcare, good childcare, and well-functioning infrastructure. Living and working in Copenhagen will be a good experience for you and your family.

General information
The IT University of Copenhagen is a teaching and research-based tertiary institution concerned with information technology (IT) and the opportunities it offers. ITU has more than 160 full-time academics. Research and teaching in information technology span all academic activities which involve computers including computer science, information and media sciences, humanities and social sciences, business impact and the commercialization of IT.

Questions about the positions can be directed to Head of Department Peter Sestoft, IT University of Copenhagen, via e-mail or tel. 7218 5083.

Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The application must be in English and must include:

  • A motivated application, including a cogent argument for how qualified you are for the position and brief statements of research and teaching plans
  • A full CV, including name, address, phone number, e-mail, previous and present employment and academic background
  • Documentation of academic degrees (copy of degree certificates etc.)
  • Copies of 3-5 publications relevant to the position.
  • A numbered list of publications. The enclosed publications should be marked with an asterisk (*)
  • Documentation of pedagogical experience and teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
  • Documentation of both a) received observation and feedback on teaching, b) pedagogical training courses as a teacher, c) a formal written assessment of teaching competence and d) a teaching record within one or more of the teaching areas listed for the position
Applications without the above-mentioned documents will not be assessed.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Appointment Order from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of 13 March 2012.

The IT University may use shortlisting in connection to the recruitment process. In case of shortlisting, the Chair of the hiring committee selects applicants for assessment in consultation with the hiring committee after the application deadline. All applicants are notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The shortlisting of candidates for assessment is based on the criteria in the job posting.

Application procedure
You can only apply for this position through our e-recruitment system. Apply by pushing the button "Apply for position" in the job announcement on our website:

The IT University uses tests in connection with the recruitment process.

Application deadline: 18 October 2019, at 23:59 CEST.

Applications received after the application deadline will not be taken into consideration. If you submit an application, it is your responsibility to ensure that it arrives before the deadline, so please allow sufficient time for upload of publications and other documents.

The IT University invites all qualified researchers regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background to apply for the positions.

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