Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

2928 24672Position ID: TUe-AH [#24672]
Position Title: Assistant Professor In Verification of Cryptographic Implementations
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant 5612, Netherlands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2024/09/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/05/30, listed until 2024/09/08)
Position Description:    

Job description

We have an opening for an Assistant Professor in Verification of Cryptographic implementations. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team and complement our research and teaching activities. We conduct research in many applied as well as theoretical areas of cryptology. Our team is especially known for our contributions to post-quantum cryptography. We provide an excellent environment for collaboration and support each other in continuous growth as scholars.

The Discrete Mathematics (DM) cluster of the department of Mathematics and Computer Science is home to seven professors and many PhD students and postdocs working on cryptography. Our expertise ranges from cryptanalysis to machine-checking cryptographic proofs. To get an impression of our research, visit the cluster website as well as the personal websites of our team members. We have strong collaborations all over the world, working with different teams in Europe, Asia, and North America from academia as well as industry. Among others, we are part of Formosa Crypto. At TU/e we are part of the Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information (Ei/PSI), the Eindhoven Henrik Casimir Institute, and QT/e, collaborating on different areas of quantum technology and security, as well as cyber security, and privacy.

Our team has been successful in winning personal and big collaborative research grants: In recent years, the team received two NWO Vidi, and one Veni grant. This position is part of such a big collaborative research grant on cyber security, together with CWI, Radboud University, University of Amsterdam, and the Vrije Universiteit, that is coordinated by TU/e. This is a result of mutual support in applying for these grants.

DM offers a broad spectrum of bachelor and master courses addressing various aspects of discrete mathematics and specializations in cryptography, ranging from general introductory courses to courses on Applied Cryptography, Software Security, and Cryptographic Protocols. Our courses are relevant to the bachelor and master programs in mathematics and in computer science.

We are especially looking for great candidates with a passion for cryptographic implementations and for formal verification of security properties. However, we would also like to encourage strong candidates with other areas of expertise to apply. Successful candidates should be able to connect to and complement the current expertise of the cluster.

Job requirements

  • Motivated researcher, with a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related discipline(s).
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrated by experience or assistance in teaching. Informed vision on teaching and learning within your own discipline.
  • Strong cooperation skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Effective communication and leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring of students and staff, leading a project or chairing a group.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English. 

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • A short tenure track, implemented as an 18-month contract as Assistant Professor (UD2) which will become permanent UD2 after 12 months upon successful evaluation.
  • The opportunity to focus your career on education, research or impact. You can develop your personal ambitions and objections within the strategic objectives of the university.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 11 (min. €4332, max. €5929 gross per month).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • A dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment.
  • High-quality training programs for academic leadership and teaching.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and partner career support.

Information and application

About us
Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow. 

Curious to hear more about what it's like as a professor at TU/e? Please view the video.

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager dr. Andreas Hülsing, a.t.huelsing@tue.nl.

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment. You can also contact Hella Ploegmakers, Senior Recruiter, h.a.m.ploegmaker@tue.nl or +31 643559625.

Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.

We invite you to submit a complete application. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Description of your scientific interests and plans (2-4 pages).
  • Statement of your teaching goals and experience (1-2 pages).

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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