Assistant/Associate Professor of Privacy Engineering

22 augustus 2016

Assistant/Associate Professor of Privacy Engineering (Tenure Track) (0,8 - 1,0 fte) Faculty of Science Maximum salary: € 4,691 gross/month Vacancy number: 62.19.16 Application deadline: 15 September 2016


As an Assistant or Associate Professor at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) your tasks will include research, education, valorisation, organisation, and recruiting new students. 


In line with the institute’s current research, you will carry out research in the field of privacy engineering, which includes the following topics:

  • integration of law and policy compliance into the development process;
  • privacy impact assessment, privacy risk management models and accountability;
  • technical standards, heuristics and best practices for privacy engineering;
  • user privacy and data protection requirements, especially in big data analysis;
  • privacy preserving data mining;
  • privacy architectures, and privacy validation and evaluation methods and tools;
  • organisational, legal, political and economic aspects of privacy engineering.

You will act as a daily supervisor of PhD candidates, and will regularly publish scientific articles about the results of your own research and about developments in the field in international journals and proceedings. In addition, you will disseminate results in the field to a wider audience, including professionals, policy makers, journalists and the public at large. You will actively acquire external research funding from commercial and non-commercial sources. 


You will teach the Bachelor's course in Requirement Engineering and the Master’s course in System Approaches to Organization & Information and will supervise Master’s thesis projects, particularly in Information Science, but possibly also in Computing Science. 


You will turn scientific knowledge into economical and societal value through:

industrial or societal applications of research results;

contributions to societal discussions;

outreach in different media.


One of your main organisational tasks will be to coordinate the Master’s programme in Information Science. This will include:

  • being the programme coordinator for this Master’s programme for five years;
  • developing international contacts, cooperation, and exchange opportunities, for students, but also for staff members within the programme;
  • recruiting new students, in order to have a viable Master’s programme.

Work environment

You will join a vibrant and growing institute, consistently ranked as the top Computer Science department in the Netherlands (National Research Review Computer Science 2002-2008 and 2009-2014). You will benefit from a rich academic environment with many links to other disciplines and industry. The post fits most naturally within the Digital Security section (DiS), but excellent applicants with a background in Data Science (DaS) or Software Science (SwS) are also encouraged to apply.

What we expect from you

  • Research: a PhD degree in a relevant area (computer science or a cognate discipline); international academic publications in the field of privacy engineering (for example on one of the following subjects Architectural Design, Requirements Engineering, Software Product Quality Improvement, Software Development Methodology, Software Analysis, Software Security, Software Metrics and Software Testing, Data Mining, or Machine Learning); some experience with (successfully) applying for external funding; ability to develop an independent line of research; 
  • Teaching: outstanding teaching skills and at least some teaching experience, and a clear vision on teaching; a Dutch university teaching qualification (BKO), or an equivalent qualification, or the clear intention to acquire one; ability to teach in English, and to teach in Dutch within two years; 
  • Communication skills: excellent communication skills towards colleagues, students, and non- experts; 
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration: eagerness to build a bridge between the ongoing research on security/privacy and data science within iCIS, and to collaborate with researchers and colleagues at the Nijmegen School of Management.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 0,8 - 1,0 fte;
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,691 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11);
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • duration of the contract: 6 years;
  • at the start of the tenure track you will be appointed as Assistant Professor, level 2 (salary scale 11). In case of a positive evaluation at the end of your tenure track you will be permanently appointed as Assistant Professor, level 1 (salary scale 12). In case of a more senior candidate, an Associate Professor (salary scale 13-14) profile may be applicable.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS)

For more information about this vacancy, please contact: A.P. de Vries 
Telephone: +31 24 365 2354 

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Ms W. van der Pluijm) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • CV
  • letter of motivation
  • research statement
  • education statement

For more information on your application: +31 24 3652131.

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