Position (tenure-track) in Cybersecurity
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Join the vibrant security and applied crypto research group in Brno,
Czechia! Join the research team that won the 2016 USENIX Security 
Symposium Best Paper Award, 2017 ACM CCS Real-World Impact Award, 
or 2020 CHES Best Paper Award. The team that helped hundreds of
graduates in the security Master programs, has been involved in
both fundamental and applied crypto/security/privacy research projects
and industry partnerships.

The Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, invites 
applications for one position of Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, 
with the Department of Computer Systems and Communications.

Applications due: 
February 28, 2021 

Employment start date: 
By mutual agreement

This position is aimed to strengthen the work of the Centre for 
Research on Cryptography and Security (CRoCS - 
https://crocs.fi.muni.cz/) at the Faculty of Informatics. CRoCS
works to improve security and privacy of real-world solutions
through applied research (often in cooperation with industry)
and advanced education of future security professionals. System
security or network security focus are most desired, yet the
abilities to work with a team of graduate students and faculty
on research targeting top security/crypto conferences and to
engage both undergraduate and graduate students in both
educational and research exercises are most critical. 

Job description keypoints:
* Active international cooperation, in both research and education.
* Involvement in teaching in the cybersecurity area.
* Supervision of Master/Bachelor theses and consultancy or 
	co-supervision of PhDs.
* Involvement in expanding industrial cooperation in the 
	cybersecurity area.

Requirements:
* PhD in Informatics or related discipline.
* Passion for problem solving and desire for continuous improvement
	in teaching skills.
* Existing track record in both education and research in the 
	IT security area.
* Expert knowledge in at least one of the areas covered by courses: 
* PV181 Laboratory of security and applied cryptography 
	{https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/podzim2019/PV181};
* PA193 Secure coding principles and practices 
	{https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/podzim2019/PA193}.
* PA197 Secure Network Design 
	{https://is.muni.cz/course/fi/jaro2020/PA197};
* Practical involvement in the development phase of software 
	project(s) with ability to demonstrate tools developed
	and showcase data analyses performed.
* Dynamic, flexible personality, able to work well in teams.
* Languages – fluent English (both spoken and written), 
	other language(s) welcome.
* Experience from other countries than Czech & Slovak 
	republics (at least half a year).

Desired skills and achievements:
* Experience with research project team leadership is an advantage.
* Experience with research achievements published at the top
	security conferences or best journals publishing
	cybersecurity or applied cryptography research results.
* Ability to work well in interdisciplinary teams.
* Successfully defended Bachelor and/or Master theses supervised. 
* Open-source projects development and maintenance.

Other information:
* The starting salary for this Assistant Professor position is 
	80,000 CZK, and with the progress in this tenure-track
	position can in no more than 3 years be modified based
	on the level of involvement in research and educational
	projects.
* Candidates with borderline record and/or missing skills may
	be offered a Lecturer position for the start of their
	engagement. The monthly salary for the Lecturer 
	position 49,000 CZK.

Applicants should submit: 
* CV;
* degree documents;
* summary of work experience, publication and teaching activities
	and involvement in research grants;
* cover letter explaining your interest in the position and
	the IT area;
* title and abstract of a lecture that can be presented as
	a part of the application process;
* names and contacts of three professional and language referees.

Applications should be submitted through the university job
application system at 
https://www.muni.cz/en/about-us/careers/vacancies/59434.

Any queries re. the submission shall be sent to: pers@fi.muni.cz.
Queries re. the position as such can be addressed to 
Prof. Vashek Matyas.

Masaryk University, the second largest university in Czech Republic,
is one of the most respected institutions of higher education in
Central Europe, with more than 30 000 students. Its Faculty
of Informatics (FI) provides Computer Science education for 
2 000 students and hosts almost 20 labs where researchers and
students perform leading-edge research, often in cooperation
with companies located in the science and technology park directly
in the FI area.

Brno is a great place to live. As an international student city
(1/5 of the population are students), there is always something
to do and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. Brno, as one of the
top student cities of the world, according to Quacquarelli Symonds,
provides a great student experience: “The city gets extremely
strong ratings for tolerance and inclusivity, and ease of getting
around, while also scoring very well for both affordability and
nightlife. Respondents praised the attractiveness of the city,
as well as the large and friendly student community.”