Assistant Professor in Security Research (Career Track Position)

The Department of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is looking for an assistant professor in security research with a focus on practical aspects of computer security.

As an assistant professor, the candidate will complement the well-known VUSec Systems Security Group in any synergetic area. The department values collaboration and strives to shape the future of the field with high-impact research.

Example areas of interest include (but are not limited to) software/firmware/hardware security, network security, web security, mobile/IoT security, language security, malware analysis, secure/adversarial machine learning, usable security, cyber-physical security, etc. Our hiring philosophy is to hire the best candidate for the position rather than someone in a narrowly defined research area.


As an Assistant Professor in Security Research, the duties thus include:

  • pursue an active research program
  • teach introductory and advanced classes at bachelor and master levels (typically 1 Master course and 1 Bachelor course)
  • supervise undergraduate and graduate students
  • perform small management tasks within the department.


  • minimum gross monthly salary of €4,332 and a maximum €5,929
  • 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 child daycare facilities available on campus,
  • good-paid parental leave arrangement 

Job Requirements

The candidate for the position of Assistant Professor in Security Research should:

  • have a PhD in a computer science-related area
  • have a strong international research profile, with excellent (international) visibility in the research community.
  • complement the existing research group in systems security.
  • have a track record in teaching computer science courses at university level
  • can motivate and inspire students and colleagues
  • have good interpersonal communication skills
  • have English-language proficiency
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Application Process

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • a full curriculum vitae and
  • a letter of motivation

To apply for the Assistant Professor in Security Research (Career Track Position)click here.

Deadline: January 10, 2024.

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