Full professor of Computer Security
Radboud University, Digital Security Group of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences

Full professor of Computer Security

  • 32 - 40 hours per week

  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 8,127

  • Faculty of Science

  • Job level: PhD

  • Duration of the contract: Indefinite period

  • Application deadline: 15 November 2019



We are looking for


You are an outstanding candidate with expertise in computer security. You wish to further develop your own research and research group. You are motivated to teach and to contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment. You will be expected to broaden and enrich the expertise at our institute, notably within the Digital Security Group. You are eager to extend and deepen the relationship between this group and other sections of iCIS (Data Science and Software Science), as well as with other research institutes within the Faculty of Science. You will also be expected to acquire funding for research, in particular by bringing in new PhD candidates, and to develop new research collaborations and application areas. You have teaching experience and a vision on the role of computer security in our curricula. You have the ambition to further develop your teaching. You enjoy taking part in the further development of the department to a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, in addition to having a leading role in Computing and Information Sciences in the Netherlands and internationally. You are a collaborative person and have a clear view on leadership. You show professional and personal interest in your co-workers and group members and you support them in their research and teaching ambitions.

Since we are looking for a broad spectrum of possible candidates, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the listed qualifications. We are aiming for a more diverse staff in the department. In view of our current gender balance, we strongly encourage qualified women to apply. The Faculty of Science, as well as Radboud University as a whole, strongly stimulate diversity and inclusion within education, research, and the organisation.

We ask


The ideal candidate:

  • Is a leading international expert in computer security, with a substantial track record of independent, original research, evidenced by, for example, publications at conferences and in journals that are leading in the field, invitations to speak at renowned conferences, and memberships of steering committees and editorial boards.

  • Has the ability to inspire and motivate others and is excited by the opportunity to set up a new research activity in the department and engage with the existing lines of research within the Digital Security Group and the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences.

  • Has an engaging and open-minded attitude and is ready to contribute actively to a scientifically vibrant, productive and interactive workplace, where people are respectful of each other and each other's ideas.

  • Has experience in managing and leading research groups, including a proven record in successfully supervising PhD candidates, and will share in organisational and managerial tasks within the department and institute.

  • Has successfully acquired substantial research funding.

  • Has proven teaching qualities (at both Bachelor's and Master's levels) as a teacher and supervisor, has clear ideas on how to teach effectively, and wishes to help broaden and further develop our educational programme.


We are

You will be appointed in the Digital Security Group of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Science consists of seven institutes: the Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN), the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP), the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), the Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR), the Institute for Science in Society (ISiS), the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), and iCIS. The faculty is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Digital Security Group is one of the leading groups in computer security in the Netherlands and Europe, with, for example, 4 ERC grants in the last decade and strong involvement in European projects. To further strengthen our group, we are looking for an outstanding researcher and teacher in the field of computer security. Possible focus areas include, but are not limited to, systems security, network security, hardware security, security analysis, applied cryptography, formal methods in security, and privacy-enhancing technologies.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!


We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.

  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 8.127 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale H2).

  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience. The salary depends on education and (relevant) work experience.

  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.

  • Duration of the contract: indefinite period.

  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Herman Geuvers, Full Professor

Email: herman@cs.ru.nl

Peter Schwabe, Head of the Digital Security Group

Email: p.schwabe@cs.ru.nl

Apply directly


Please address your application to Herman Geuvers and submit it, using the application button, no later than 15 November 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

The first round of interviews will take place on 3 and 4 February 2020.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Motivation letter with email adresses of three referees.

  • CV including a list of publications.

  • Teaching statement (1-3 pages).

  • Research statement (2-4 pages).


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