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We are looking for an ambitious Assistant or Associate Professor to strengthen our fast-growing team in Internet security. You would become part of an interdisciplinary team of more than 20 people from all over the world. Our work is being published in leading venues like IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, ACM IMC, WWW and elsewhere. We have a lot of smart PhD researchers and postdocs who need your experience and guidance and who can provide you with a platform to publish innovative research at the highest level. At the same time, we are willing to invest in you with appropriate mentoring and an institutionalized personal development program. We need to strengthen our expertise in data science, networking and measurement, but we are open to a variety of profiles and interests.

You would also contribute to our teaching efforts for about 40% of your time. Course selection depends on your background and preferences. We teach in TPM’s interdisciplinary Master programs, the 4TU Master of Cybersecurity and in the Cybersecurity Academy MSc in The Hague.

We offer a dynamic environment with lots of new projects where you would be in the lead, building your own team and developing your leadership skills. We already have fully-funded PhD positions in the area of IoT that would be supervised by you. You will have a lot of flexibility and freedom in where you want to take your research. Together with you, we will formulate a tenure-track agreement in which your main objectives and tasks are specified. At the end of the track, the position is automatically changed into a permanent tenure contract, barring significant performance issues. You are encouraged to participate in a personal development program. For applicants for an Associate Professor appointment, a shorted path will be proposed towards tenure, based on your track record.

A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research track record are required. Experience in empirical research, Internet security, network measurement, statistics, and working with other disciplines are big pluses. Applicants are expected to pursue an internationally visible research agenda and to build up their research team. When you apply for Associate Professor, you must demonstrate a track record that shows you to be on the path to become an internationally-renowned scientist.

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a high-ranked and world-renowned academic institution. Within the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, we manage a close-knit security and privacy team of more than 20 people from all over the world. We believe in team-based science and most of our publications are joint work. The core of the team consists of computer scientists, complemented with researchers from social science, statistics, economics and other disciplines. The team has an empirical focus: we study the causal forces that shape security problems in the real world, as well as measure the effects of interventions.

We collaborate closely with industry and governments, giving us access to unique data sets and operational environments. Our research has had visible impact in various areas and is regularly featured on TV and in news media. Our measurements on botnet mitigation for the Dutch government have led the Dutch ISPs to set up AbuseHub, a clearinghouse for botnet data. Our research on criminal underground markets is used in ongoing investigations of the High Tech Crime Unit from the Dutch police. And we are working with Fox-IT, a leading security provider, to develop predictive risk metrics for enterprise networks (part of a collaborative project with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Tulsa).

The position includes the supervision of PhD researchers that are funded through various organizations, including the Dutch Research Council (NWO), the Dutch police and the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service. In the team as a whole, we have further research projects funded by the European Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Dutch police, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and the Ministry of Justice and Security. The team also plays a key role in the NWO-funded INTERSECT consortium that was recently awarded a 10 million Euro research grant for developing an Internet-of-Secure-Things.

Within TU Delft, we closely collaborate in teaching, student supervision and research with our colleagues in the Cybersecurity group at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. They are also hiring!

Conditions of employment
Conditions of Tenure Track employment (in case of an assistant professor position)
A tenure-track position is offered for six years. A Tenure Track offers young, talented academics a clear and attractive career path. Based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment, a decision will be made by the fifth year whether to offer you a permanent faculty position. For more information about the Tenure Track and the personal development programme, please visit tenure track at TU Delft
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice can support with advice for you and your accompanying partner about your individual settling needs in the Netherlands. Once arrived you can be supported with individual consults and diverse workshops. Located on Campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school, which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Salary Scale

  • salary scale 11-12: € 3.746.- to € 5.826,- gross per month, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus, based on fulltime employment (assistant professor level)
  • Salary scale 13-14 € 5.190,- to € 6.940,- gross per month, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus, based on fulltime employment (associate professor level)

The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of teaching experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, you get the chance to obtain this within three years.   

TU Delft (Delft University of Technology)
Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management
With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

Additional information
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Olivie Beek, HR Advisor, email:
For more information about this position, you can contact Carlos H. Gañán (, +31 15 2782216) or Michel van Eeten (, +31 15 2787050).

Application procedure
Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 26-04-2021 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.
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