Assistant Professor in Security for Ai, Ai for Security Tenure Track

Applications are currently open for the Assistant Professor position in Security for Ai, Ai for Security, Tenure Track at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

They are interested in how AI, Data Science, or Machine Learning techniques can be used to quantify and assess software and system security from open-source software to cloud services. they are also interested in researchers who work at making AI more secure and trustworthy. Understanding and quantifying large repositories of data and building artifacts is key to making security effective in practice and expertise in this area is an asset.


The tenure track/career track position includes research, education, and management (40%, 40%, 20%) and contains among others the following responsibilities:

  • performing research in AI and Security
  • supervising PhD students
  • teaching in the Bachelor and program of the Department of Computer Science and in particular supporting the growing number of students in the CS programs
  • supervising MSc/BSc student research projects in the Department
  • contributiwriting and write research grant proposals
  • contributing to administrative tasks


A gross monthly salary between  €3,974 and a maximum €5,439 based on full-time employment.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment;
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • solid pension scheme (ABP);
  • contribution to commuting expenses;
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package;
  • good paid parental leave arrangement;
  • the possibility to work partly from home (hybrid working);
  • on-campus child daycare, sports facilities, family support programs including dual career workshops, Dutch language class, tax & insurance workshop;
  • certain tax benefits (30% ruling) might apply to international candidates;
  • help and assistance with relocation (international candidates).
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Job Requirements

Selection will be based on the following components:

  • a PhD degree in a relevant field and possibly some years of scientific experience in post-doctoral research
  • expertise in the area of AI for security or Security for AI
  • interdisciplinary mindset and a good team player; experience in collaboration across teams, e.g. in large collaborative projects is a plus
  • ideally, experience in teaching at BSc or MSc level
  • ideally, some experience in PhD supervision

Application Process

Interested applicants are to send their application via the apply button below and include the following:

  • a short motivation letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • a 1-page research statement and
  • a 1-page teaching statement.

To apply for the Assistant Professor in Security for Ai, Ai for Security Tenure Trackclick here.

Deadline: April 13, 2023.

For more information on the Assistant Professor in Security for Ai, Ai for Security Tenure Track, visit the official site.

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