Assistant Professor of Digital Security

1.0 FTE
Gross monthly salary
€ 4,332 - € 6,737
Required background
Organizational unit
Faculty of Science
Application deadline

Do you have a passion for shaping the minds of future cybersecurity experts? And are you ready to delve into cutting-edge research in network security, systems security, and AI privacy? Then apply for the position of Assistant Professor of Digital Security!

As an Assistant Professor of Digital Security, you will perform research in one of the following topics: network security, systems security and security/privacy of artificial intelligence. You will also be responsible for the development and coordination of security courses at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. There is a good balance between teaching, research and administration, giving you the time to write research proposals and further develop your research lines and career.

We have in total 2 positions available.


  • Your expertise should be in synergy with the current expertise of the Digital Security group and be supported by publications at high-profile journals, invitations to speak at scientific conferences, and research grants.
  • You have good teaching skills and ample teaching experience, a clear vision on teaching, and you are willing to teach a broad variety of courses in the Bachelor’s phase, as well as courses related to your research expertise in the Master’s degree programmes in Cyber Security and Cyber Security and AI. 
  • You are a team player who is eager to collaborate with other scientists and build bridges between different research areas in and outside DiS and Radboud University, within and outside academia, both nationally and internationally.
  • You have good communication skills.
  • You are interested, and preferably have experience, in security research for industry and real-world applications.
  • You have the ability to successfully apply for external funding.

Note that excellence in one area may compensate for possible deficiencies in others. Moreover, the position on offer provides room for you to further develop yourself in any of the areas mentioned above.

We are

Digital Security is an increasingly important issue in our society. As one of the three research groups in the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS), the Digital Security group researches a wide range of topics in the overlapping fields of cybersecurity, cryptography and privacy.

Research topics of the Digital Security group are: the design and secure implementation of symmetric cryptography and post-quantum cryptography, side-channel analysis, software security, mobile network security, online tracking, privacy design patterns, legal aspects of privacy, and user- and privacy-friendly solutions for identity management and data management. Additionally, the group conducts research in the various domains at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity such as the security of machine learning, AI for automated analysis and design, federated learning, etc.

Radboud University

At Radboud University, we aim to make an impact through our work. We achieve this by conducting groundbreaking research, providing high-quality education, offering excellent support, and fostering collaborations within and outside the university. In doing so, we contribute indispensably to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. To accomplish this, we need even more colleagues who, based on their expertise, are willing to search for answers. We advocate for an inclusive community and welcome employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. Will you also contribute to making the world a little better? You have a part to play.

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Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science (FNWI), part of Radboud University, engages in groundbreaking research and excellent education. In doing so, we push the boundaries of scientific knowledge and pass that knowledge on to the next generation.

We seek solutions to major societal challenges, such as cybercrime and climate change and work on major scientific challenges, such as those in the quantum world. At the same time, we prepare our students for careers both within and outside the scientific field.

Currently, more than 1,300 colleagues contribute to research and education, some as researchers and lecturers, others as technical and administrative support officers. The faculty has a strong international character with staff from more than 70 countries. Together, we work in an informal, accessible and welcoming environment, with attention and space for personal and professional development for all.

We offer

  • You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months. At the end of this period, we evaluate your performance. After a positive evaluation, your employment contract will be changed to indefinite.
  • Your salary within salary scale 11 or 12 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus. 
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service. The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20. 
  • The performance criteria and duration of the career track will be tailored to your background and track record.

Additional employment conditions

Work and science require good employment practices. Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions reflect this. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself. For example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports membership. And, of course, we offer a good pension plan. We also give you plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Practical information and applying

You can apply no later than 13 May only via the button below. Address your letter of application to Joan Daemen.

The first interviews will take place on 24 and 30 May. Any second interview will take place on 10 June. You will preferably start your employment as soon as possible.

We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It describes what you can expect during the application procedure and how we handle your personal data and internal and external candidates. If you wish to apply for a non-scientific position with a non-EU nationality, please take notice of the following information

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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Would you like more information?

Prof. J.J.C. Daemen (Joan)

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