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Assistant Professor in Data-driven Security

Assistant Professor in Data-driven Security

Universitaire docent
Mathematics and Computer Science


The Security (SEC) cluster within the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands is hiring an Assistant Professor in the area of cybersecurity. We are seeking a high-potential candidate with experience in conducting teaching and research activities in the field of Data-driven Security. Candidates must hold a PhD in a related domain.

You will be expected to lead data-driven security research within SEC. Topics of research interest include one or more of: intrusion and anomaly detection, application of machine learning and AI to security, Internet security measurements, and cybercrime measurements and operations. You will carry out internationally-leading research and take an active role in providing high quality and innovative teaching in the broad area of cybersecurity.

SEC investigates the overall picture of the cybersecurity problem, tackling the engineering, deployment, management, and maintenance perspectives of systems and ICT infrastructures. Research in SEC spans three areas vital to the security of decentralized and embedded systems: security policy specification & enforcement, security of embedded systems and threat intelligence & defense. The cluster has strong ties with industrial partners and actively strives to apply its methods in industrial contexts.

SEC has a strong track record of publications in top conferences such as ACM CCS, IEEE S&P,  NDSS, RAID and Usenix Security, and journals such as Risk Analysis, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TIFS, ESEM, and others. SEC’s publication record reflects the both foundational and operational take on cyber-security taken by the cluster. This is further integrated in the teaching and education curriculum offered at TU/e, with an entirely new Security Master designed around the cluster’s diverse research.

At the center of the educational and research development is the development of the Eindhoven Security Hub SOC, a commercial Security Operation Center operating in the region and run within the department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Mixing security professionals with students and researchers, the ESH-SOC will provide a unique platform for research and testing with real-world impact, for example on machine learning/AI for security, threat detection, and threat measurement. Next to the ESH-SOC SEC is building a (Federated) IoT lab, in the context of the 8-yr, 32 partners IoT security project INTERSECT it leads, and a malware laboratory for threat analysis to further integrate research and bootstrap new collaborations.

In the context of this vacancy, you are expected to:

  • Have an outstanding research record in the area of cybersecurity.
  • Teach courses in the area of cybersecurity, as well as any other basic course in a Computer Science curriculum.
  • Acquire and coordinate research projects.
  • Actively strengthen the industrial and research collaborations of the group.
  • Contribute to the research and teaching vision of the group, the department and the University.
  • Professionally support the development of the SOC and labs managed by SEC.


We welcome applications in the domain of Data security & privacy and related research areas.

We are looking for an excellent candidate that add value to the Security group and match the following profile:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or other fields closely related to computer security.
  • Excellent scientific achievements in the field mentioned above, documented by internationally recognized publications, organized workshops and/or conferences, and research projects.
  • Excellent teaching ability at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability and ambition to develop an internationally recognized and independent academic position.
  • Experience with acquiring external research funding from (inter-)national funding bodies or industry.
  • Good communicative, collaboration, and didactic skills.


  • A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department;
  • A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 4 years the tenure decision will be made.
  • In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary;
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

More information can be obtained from the links: and

For further information on this vacancy you can contact
dr. N. Zannone, n.zannone[at] or dr. L. Allodi, l.allodi[at]

For information concerning employment conditions click here or contact
E. van den Eertwegh, Recruiter, e-mail e.a.m.v.d.eertwegh[at]


If you are interested in this position, you can only use the 'solliciteer nu'-button on this page.

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • A motivation letter
  • A detailed CV
  • A detailed list of publications and achievements
  • A research statement
  • A teaching statement
  • The contact information of two referees

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

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If necessary please combine files.

We are looking forward to your application. TU/e aims to increase diversity among its employees and encourages applications from under-represented groups; in particular, females are encouraged to apply.