Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tenure-track assistant professorship (cyber security) at IMT Lucca

I have been asked to distribute this job announcement. For what it is worth, I strongly recommend IMT Lucca, an ambitious doctoral school and centre of advanced studies, and Lucca is a wonderful place to live.

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Computer Science
(Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato Tipo B, RTD-B - INF/01).

We particularly welcome candidates with experience or willingness to work in the area of cyber security broadly construed, ideally complementing IMT’s current strengths. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- access control;
- cryptocurrencies;
- formal verification of security protocols;
- security requirements elicitation;
- web security;
- security of “Internet of Things”.

The successful candidate is expected to publish in first-class journals and in the proceedings of top conferences in computer security. Moreover, she/he is expected to establish links with local companies and institutions that have shown high interest in cybersecurity, and to apply for national and international research funding.

According to Italian law, RTD-B assistant professors will be employed for three years, during which they are required to secure a habilitation (ASN) from an independent national evaluation committee in order to obtain tenure at the associate professor level. Applicants to ASN are evaluated based on various indicators of scientific quality and leadership such as bibliometrics, research grants, invited talks, and best-paper awards.

IMT is one of Italy’s six schools of excellence for postgraduate education, ranked first in the last national research assessment exercise. IMT researchers are expected to contribute to the teaching and supervision of PhD students, admitted to the School through a selective international competition. The working language is English.

The salary will be determined on a personal basis within pay grades defined as per Italian legislation. The indicative starting gross salary for an RTD-B assistant professor is € 34,898. Net income may vary depending on income taxes, local taxes, retirement plan, health care deduction and tax exemptions. New employees who have worked in research-based positions abroad for the previous two years may be eligible for a substantial tax rebate for the first three fiscal years of employment.

The online application form is available at
!!!!!Deadline July 27th, 2017 - Italian midday!!!!!

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