Computer science with specialisation in Cybersecurity
The subject covers cyber security and is focused on detection and analysis of
cyberattacks and how those attacks can be limited and eliminated. This subject
also includes analysis of network traffic, software execution and data
structures in the entire computer science stack from hardware to execution
platforms and user applications.
The duties consist of establishing research and teaching in the subject area.
This includes both seeking own funding to establish an independent research
group and establishing collaborations with other researchers at the
department. The assistant professor is expected to teach at the basic,
advanced and postgraduate levels. The duties also include supervision and
examination of degree projects as well as working to make courses available
for lifelong learning
The assistant professor will be given opportunity to develop their
independence as researcher and gain accreditation that may allow them to take
other teaching positions with higher eligibility requirements (see Chapter 4,
Section 12 a of the Higher Education Ordinance). Following application, the
assistant professor can apply for promotion to associate professor in
accordance with Chapter 4, Section 12 c of the Higher Education Ordinance.
An individual who has obtained a PhD or equivalent research expertise is
qualified for appointment as an assistant professor. Candidates who met those
qualifications within five years prior to expiration of the application period
should be prioritized. Other candidates may also be considered if there are
extraordinary grounds for doing so. Extraordinary grounds refer to illness,
parental leave or similar circumstances.
Grounds of assessment
The assessment criteria for appointment as an assistant professor at KTH are
stated in KTH's appointments procedure section 1.3, and apply in relation to
the employment profile laid down.
Of highest importance is that the applicant has
research expertise in the subject area demonstrated through scientific
publication, conference participation, participation in research
collaborations and other commitments in the scientific community, such as
review or expert assignments.
potential to qualify for a higher teaching post. This includes the
potential for independent development as a researcher and teacher in the
current subject area as well as the ability to establish, renew and
develop the the research area in question.
Of second highest importance is that the applicant has
an interest in and understanding of pedagogical development within the
subject field in question.
an interest in and understanding of leadership in an academic environment,
third-stream activities, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment
issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
It is also important that the applicant has
postdoc visits to a research environment other than the university at
which the applicant defended their doctoral thesis. Experience from
research and development work in industry or other organizations is
considered to correspond to a traditional postdoc visit to another
Special grounds of assessment for promotion to associate professor
When assessing applications for promotion to associate professor, the
applicant's ability to independently initiate and carry out research of high
academic quality, published in international publications, and the applicant's
ability to obtain financing for research operations will be assessed. Of
highest importance is the applicant's ability to independently establish new
collaborations and research specializations. It is also of highest importance
that the applicant has displayed teaching and supervising expertise. Ability
to teach in Swedish is a merit that is given great importance in the
application for promotion.
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Your application should follow KTH's CV template for employment of teachers.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is
complete according to the requirements in the ad and CV template.
Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day
of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European
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Time limitation:The appointment is for an indefinite term, but no more than
six years, and may be extended if, due to the teacher's absence due to sick
leave, parental leave or other special grounds, more time is required to reach
the objectives of the appointment. However, the total appointment period may
not exceed eight years. The appointment is part of the Tenure Track system at
KTH and the assistant professor may apply for promotion to tenured associate
For more information regarding KTH's assessment, see Appointments procedure at
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