Associate Professor in Information Security

University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science


Institute of Computer Science


Duties and responsibilities
  • Teaching and coordinating courses in the area of Information Security.
  • Conducting research in the field of Information Security and publishing in reputable peer reviewed scientific venues.
  • Leading and participating in R&D projects.
  • Supervising MSc and PhD students.
  • Linking practical and theoretical information security, coordinating the activities in this field at the institute and with external partners.
Required qualifications
PhD or an equivalent qualification.
Required experience
  • A research profile relevant to the area of the position.
  • Strong international publication record.
  • Experience in implementing or leading research projects.
  • Significant teaching experience at the university level.
  • Successful supervision of MSc or PhD students.
Required language skills
Excellent command of the English language is required. Estonian is recommended but not required. According to the Language Act, academic staff with foreign citizenship working in Estonia must have acquired at least B1-level Estonian language skills after five years of work. The Centre for Professional Development offers foreigners and their family members the opportunity to participate in Estonian language courses.

Starting at
Starting from 3000 euros (gross) per month depending on work experience and qualifications. The total annual payroll is starting from 48 000 euros, which includes employer taxes.
Additional info
The starting date of the position can be negotiated.

Further information is provided by Professor Jaak Vilo, vilo [ät]

Application documents

In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must submit to the UT Human Resources Office (email: personal [ät]; postal address: 18 Ülikooli St, Tartu 50090 ESTONIA; employees of the UT should submit their documents via intranet) following documents:

  1. a letter of application to the Rector,
  2. a curriculum vitae in the established format,
  3. a list of research publications (if necessary, enclosing copies or offprints of more important publications),
  4. a copy of a document (including its annexes) which shows the candidate to hold the required qualification (with authorized translation into Estonian, English or Russian if the credential is not in Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, French, Italian, Ukrainian and Belarussian languages). A candidate can be required to submit the original or a certified copy of the document (including its annexes) showing the candidate to hold the required qualification. If the candidate has acquired the higher education in question abroad, he or she may be required to submit an assessment issued by the Academic Recognition Information Centre (the Estonian ENIC/NARIC) of his or her qualification in respect of the qualification requirements for the position;
  5. a statement not exceeding 1500 words describing the objectives to be achieved during the first five years of holding the position, and the outline of the action plan for achieving the objectives;
  6. other materials considered relevant by the candidate (a list of such materials must be included in the application or annexed to it).

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