Professor of Cyber Security

Ref: 4113

Delft University of Technology

Delft, the Netherlands

Role Managed by:

Mario Adamo

Research Associate

t: +31 2 02 40 43 78


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 17/05/2019

Formal Interview Date: End of June/Early July

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TU Delft is a Global Top 100 research-intensive university aiming to make a significant contribution towards a more sustainable society. The University conducts ground-breaking scientific and technological research which is acknowledged as world-class, training academic staff with a genuine commitment to society and helps to translate knowledge into technological innovations and activity with both economic and social value (valorisation).

Cyber Security at TU Delft has a holistic profile and a unique socio-technical approach towards the protection of cyberspace. Research focuses on the prevention of incidents, as well as the detection and recovery of incidents. As all cyber security incidents have a technical and social aspect, solutions should, therefore, have a technical core and require a detailed understanding of the social context to be effective. Therefore, research and education in cyber security builds upon the faculty members at Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) as well as Technology, Policy and Management (TPM).

The Cyber Security Research Group, consisting of four core faculty, has a strong research portfolio in artificial intelligence and applied cryptography for cyber security. The Group’s ambition is to significantly contribute to research foundations, technology transfer, practices and education in cyber security, and to collaborate with leading peers worldwide. The Group contributes to education in cyber security at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Executive level.

The Cyber Security Group is now looking to appoint a tenured Professor who can lead the Group and will oversee the staff affiliated with the group in their teaching, research, and valorisation. In addition to furthering her/his own research, the Professor will strengthen collaboration on different levels within the TU Delft Cyber Security ecosystem, as well as with national and international partners in academia, industry and government.

Candidates for the position must show evidence of excellence in research, education, valorisation, and leadership, as defined by the following criteria:

  • A PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering or any other technical discipline relevant to cyber security;
  • Internationally recognised as a senior peer by leading academic institutions, conferences and journals in the field;
  • A relevant international network in academia and innovation-oriented companies;
  • Experience in management and leadership of research and education;
  • A consistent record in securing research funding, and shown capabilities in stimulating junior researchers and successfully supervising PhD students;
  • A team player with good communications skills and an enthusiastic style focused on connecting people;
  • Excellent proficiency in English.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch  universities. The gross monthly salary, dependent on qualifications and work experience, can range from €5,039 - €6,738 at the Associate Professor level and from €5,582 - €9,812 at the Full Professor level. In addition to the primary salary, the University offers 8 per cent holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver to assist the Selection Committee. Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions on +31 20 2404 378 or by emailing Applications can be uploaded at, quoting reference 4113. The closing date for applications is 9am CET on 17th May 2019.

Applications will be considered by the Advisory Committee in end of May and selected candidates will be invited to a preliminary discussion with Perrett Laver in June, followed by formal interviews at the end of June and early July. 

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