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Job description

In our connected world, cybersecurity is crucial. From automated storm surge barriers and hospitals to solar panels and autonomous cars: everything’s a potential target. And as we increasingly rely on AI-based decisions, analysis and insights, research into cybersecurity faces ever greater challenges. Working in this multidisciplinary field at TU Delft, you will contribute to the security of our society as a whole. As our scope expands rapidly, the Cybersecurity Group (CYS) of TU Delft’s Computer Science Department has various openings for assistant professors. Or, if you aspire to a more senior role, you could join us as an associate professor.

You may specialise your research into the security of artificial intelligence, systems, web or hardware. Alternatively, you may take on a wider research scope, integrating these fields. Depending on your vision, you’ll be working on challenges ranging from robust machine learning immune to data poisoning and manipulation, the prevention of data exfiltration and intelligent auditing to preventing side-channel attacks, developing device fingerprinting techniques and the security of infrastructures, blockchain, etc. To attract funding for your research, you’ll build your network of industrial and public partners.

In addition, you’ll play an active role in our committees, as well as the scientific community, publishing and transferring knowledge. You’ll be teaching and supervising Master and PhD students of various faculties. At CYS you’ll join a team of driven assistant, associate and full professors and we currently supervise some 25 PhD students. Ours is a friendly and open environment, in which you’ll get all the support, training and coaching you need to grow your career to associate and full professor. And we work closely with equally driven partners in the international cybersecurity community, including government authorities, international universities, research centres and industry.



Groundbreaking research and world-class education geared to making our digital world a safer place: that’s what drives you. Leveraging your academic and industrial network, you’ll help us make CYS stronger. While your communication and interpersonal skills will help you connect and interact with colleagues, students and the academic community, of which you are an active member.

You also have:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related subject.
  • A portfolio of publications in the field of security and privacy related to AI, computer systems, web or hardware systems.
  • An excellent command of English, as TU Delft is an internationally diverse community.


Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Besides the salary you also receive an annual holiday payment of 8% and an end of year bonus payment of 8.3%. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. You can find more information here. 

  • Fulltime, salary scale 11-12: €3.974,-- to € 6.181,-- per month gross (assistant professor position)
  • Salary scale 13-14: € 5.506,-- to € 7.362,-- per month gross (associate professor position)

We offer a competitive starting package that matches to the seniority resource requirements of the candidate, and also offer access to world-class infrastructure and administrative support in one of the top Engineering and Technology Universities in the world.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.

TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language.


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 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.


Additional information

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Prof. Georgios Smaragdakis, Professor in Cybersecurity, email: g.smaragdakis@tudelft.nl, tel. +31 15 278 37 31.


Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before December 1, 2022 via the application button and add the following documents to your application:

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. Detailed CV.
  3. Recent teaching evaluations (if available).
  4. Teaching statement.
  5. Research statement.
  6. Three (Assistant level) to five (Associate level) relevant publications.
  7. Names and contact information of at least three relevant references. We will not contact references without your consent.
  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.