Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity
Royal Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Sweden

Assistant professor in Computer science with specialization in Cybersecurity

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Subject field

Computer science with specialisation in Cybersecurity

Subject description

The subject covers cyber security and is focused on detection and analysis of cyberattacks and how those attacks can be limited and eliminated. This subject also includes analysis of network traffic, software execution and data structures in the entire computer science stack from hardware to execution platforms and user applications.

Duties

The duties consist of establishing research and teaching in the subject area. This includes both seeking own funding to establish an independent research group and establishing collaborations with other researchers at the department. The assistant professor is expected to teach at the basic, advanced and postgraduate levels. The duties also include supervision and examination of degree projects as well as working to make courses available for lifelong learning

The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4, Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Eligibility

An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness, parental leave or similar circumstances.

Grounds of assessment

The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to the employment profile laid down. 

Of highest importance is that the applicant has

  • research expertise in the subject area demonstrated through scientific publication, conference participation, participation in research collaborations and other commitments in the scientific community, such as review or expert assignments.
  • potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher in the current subject area as well as the ability to establish, renew and develop the the research area in question.

Of second highest importance is that the applicant has

  • an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the subject field in question.
  • an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment, third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.

It is also important that the applicant has

  • postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. Experience from research and development work in industry or other organizations is considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another university.
  • administrative skills.

Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor

When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the application for promotion.

Trade union representatives

Contact information to trade union representatives can be found at KTH's web page.

Application

Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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Other

Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher’s absence due to sick leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate professor.

For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at KTH

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number VL-2022-0055
Contact
Mathias Ekstedt, Professor, mekstedt@kth.se
Sarah Kullgren, HR, tenuretrack@eecs.kth.se
Published 17.Aug.2022
Last application date 28.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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