Dept. of Mathematics and Systems analysis, Aalto University, and
Dept of Computer Science

811 10106Position ID: Aalto-PC [#10106]
Position Title: Professor in Cryptology
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Espoo, Southern Finland 02150, Finland [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science, Mathematics and Systems Analysis
Application Deadline: 2017/04/01 (posted 2017/03/01)
Position Description:    

Professor in Cryptology

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Aalto University School of Science invites applications for:

Tenure track or tenured position in Cryptology

The vacancy is open to talented individuals who are interested in an excellent opportunity to pursue a successful scientific career. The position is targeted primarily at candidates for the Assistant Professor level. However, candidates with an outstanding record for Associate or Full Professor levels may be considered. The professorship is a joint position between the Department of Computer Science ( and the Department of Mathematics and Systems analysis ( With strong research groups in systems security, theoretical computer science, algebra and discrete mathematics, and stochastics, Aalto University is emerging as a leader in information security. The selected candidate is expected to establish independent research and teaching in cryptology. We solicit applications from candidates with expertise in any area of modern cryptology including, but not limited to, symmetric-key and public-key cryptography and cryptanalysis, information-theoretic and complexity-theoretic perspectives of cryptology, as well as implementational and applicational aspects of cryptographic primitives.

The applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related discipline. Excellent research record in cryptology, evidenced by publications in relevant top venues, is expected and a strong background in both computer science and mathematics is considered as an advantage. Suitable background and enthusiasm for teaching cryptology courses at bachelor’s and master’s level are essential. We value ability for and interest in engaging in research collaboration with industry.

A person at any level of the academic tenure track system in Aalto University is expected to perform world-class research, to teach, supervise and otherwise advance academic education, to be an active member of the international scientific community, and to exhibit academic leadership. Career advances on the tenure track are based on scheduled performance assessments, which take into account the candidate’s merits in all these areas.

The salary for the position follows the salary scale in use at Aalto University, but applicants may also provide salary requirements.

How to apply

Applications with attachments for the tenure track position are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted through the Saima recruitment system. Link found in the bottom of the page: . Review of the applications will begin on April 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Applications shall consist of one single pdf file, with file name “lastname_firstname_application.pdf”. All material should be in English.

The application material shall include:

1. cover letter including a summary of merits and most important achievements (one page), 2. curriculum vitae (with contact details; recommended length two pages), 3. research statement describing past research and plans for future, 4. teaching statement, 5. names, positions, affiliations and e-mail addresses of five senior research leaders available for providing recommendation letters 6. list of publications (top-5 publications relevant for this position highlighted)

The applicants will be reviewed on the basis of their research achievements, teaching credentials and activity in scientific community in relation to their career stage. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to supplement their applications with a more detailed teaching portfolio. Aalto University reserves the right to use external reviewers to support the evaluation of applicants during the recruitment process.

While all applicants who have submitted their application according to instructions will be appropriately considered, Aalto University reserves the right to consider also other candidates for the announced position, or leave the position open. Further Information

For additional information, please contact Professor N. Asokan, tel +358 50 4836465 or Professor Camilla Hollanti, tel. +358 50 5628987, or in recruitment process-related questions HR Coordinator Laura Kuusisto-Noponen. e-mails:

For more information about Aalto University, the two departments, and information security research at Aalto University, please download the brochure for this position here.

In Helsinki Feb 17, 2017


Tenure track in Aalto University

The tenure track is open to talented individuals who have excellent potential for a scientific career. Individuals on the Aalto University professorial tenure track have the possibility to advance in their career through regular performance reviews, which take into account their merits in all areas of their scope of duty. Launched in 2010, the tenure track has attracted a wide range of international applicants, giving Aalto University the possibility of recruiting top experts and young research talent to join the Aalto University community.

Read more about the Aalto University tenure track system at

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Contact: Prof. N. Asokan, +358 50 4836465
Postal Mail:
P.O. Box 11000, 00076 AALTO, FINLAND
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