Professor/Associate professor in Cyber Security

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About the position

The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacant permanent fulltime position as Professor/Associate professor in Cyber Security.

The position is at the Department of Science and Industry systems  and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Campus Kongsberg.

Kongsberg is an attractive town full of opportunities. Within the vicinity you will find a vast array of activities including a ski centre, a golf course, endless hiking and trekking opportunities. Kongsberg has the greatest density of engineers in Norway, delivering groundbreaking technologies in their chosen fields, and also has an advanced technology cluster with systems from the seabed to outer space.

The Department of Science and Industry systems runs multiple taught programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as research programs at prostgraduate level. The department has extensive cooperation with local high tech industries.

Responsibilities and duties

The successful applicant is expected to be actively engaged with research and teaching in the Cyber Security subject area, and delveoping their role in national and international networks. They will be expected to be actively undertaking research in their subject area, and to contribute to research leadership and guidance in strategic areas of the University's network of researchers.

The successful applicant will be assigned teaching at all levels in the Department's programs, and they may also be assigned teaching at other departments within the University of South-Eastern Norway.

The university considers distance learning and e-learning to be a priority area, and the successful candidate must be able to supervise and teach students using online tools and digital media.


The applicants for the position must have a PhD-degree (or equivalent) in Computer science or a closely related subject, and must demonstrate research activity within Cyber Security. The applicants must also have expertise in Object Oriented Software Development, preferably with the focus on Software development with at focus on Cyber Security.

Our education should be research-based, both in terms of teaching practice and content. We therefore want our teachers to have experience from, or have the motivation to focus on, the development of teaching practices and the interaction between education and research.

Applicants should possess pedagogical competence involving at least a half-year Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, or a shorter university college pedagogy course, and a minimum of one year’s teaching experience. Applicants who do not possess such pedagogical qualifications may be employed on the condition that they acquire such qualifications within three years of the date of their employment. Courses within university pedagogy will be offered.

Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realise common objectives.

Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.

To be appointed as an associate professor (førsteamanuensis), applicants must hold a Norwegian doctorate within the relevant field, or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree approved as equivalent to a Norwegian doctorate;, or qualifications at the same level documented by research production of equivalent scope and quality.

In addition, for appointment as professor, an acedemic level in accordance with established international or national standards is required.

The successful applicant should have a broad and solid background and research expertise in Cyber Security. He/she must be able to demonstrate expertise in one or more areas of research.

Applicants must be capable of fluent communication in both oral and written English. Applicants who can teach and supervise in a Scandinavian language (Norwegain, Swedish or Danish) will be preferred. A successful applicant who, by the agreed date of commencement, cannot document capability in on of the Scandinavian languages is required to demonstrate and prove their capability with a pass at level B2 within three (3) years of employment.

We offer

  • A professionally stimulating working environment.
  • Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
  • A good social environment
  • Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
  • Opportunity for physical activities within working hours


Professor (code 1013): NOK 667 200 – 934 800 a year. Associate professor (førsteamanuensis) (code 1011): 542 400 – 741 300 a year. Salary placement depending on seniority. In special cases, higher salary may be considered. A statutory contribution will be made from the employee’s salary to the state pension plan.

Additional information

The Academic Appointments Board is responsible for appointments to academic positions at University of South-Eastern Norway. An expert committee will evaluate the applications. On the basis of the committee’s recommendations, short-listed applicants will be called in for interviews and must be prepared to give a practice lecture.

The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply to the position.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 2 paragraph, information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure. The applicant will be informed if his/her request has been declined.

For further information concerning the position please contact the Head of Department Olaf Hallan Graven, mob: +47 95 85 10 10, e-mail: at Department of Science and Industry systems.

How to apply

University of South-Eastern Norway uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application and CV online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right. The application must include the following document:

  • Certified diplomas, certificates and transcripts
  • List of works and descriptions of these
  • Academic publications (up to 15 for professor and 10 for associate professor)
  • Names and contact information of three referees
  • Documentation of courses successfully completed in university-level pedagogy (or equivalent) with at least 200 hours of study or a systematic and consolidated presentation/educational portfolio documenting the completion of equivalent courses with a minimum of 200 hours of work and skills work in the areas of planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and supervision

Please note that all documents must be translated into English or a Scandinavian language by an authorized translator.


Olaf Hallan Graven
Head of Department

Hvem er University of South-Eastern Norway?

University of South-Eastern Norway has about 18 000 students and about 1500 employees. The university is organized in four faculties, with instruction and R&D activities on eight campuses. The main profile of the university is to provide socially relevant education, geared towards specific professions, and adapted to the requirements of the workplace, as well as to produce applied research and development.