Halmstad University, School of Information Technology

Recent growth in the research activities and the well-established educational programs of the School of Information Technology (ITE) is enabling a significant expansion. In 2018 the total research expenditures where over 70 MSEK and the school had over 850 students. Over the next two years, the School will grow significantly. This announcement is for a permanent, full-time Associate Professor position in Computer Science and Engineering within Digital Security.

General Duties

Research Duties - The appointed professor will contribute to the development of the research area within Computer Science and Engineering, preferably related to Digital Security or Forensics at Halmstad University. Day to day activities will include: carrying out research of high international quality; developing research projects and securing external funding; connecting the area productively with other research areas; representing the areas of Digital Forensics and Security internally and externally; participating in recruiting and mentoring doctoral students.

Educational Duties - The appointed professor will participate in the teaching of classes and project supervision of students, both at the undergraduate and at the master level. Teaching duties also include the development of current and new programs within Computer Science and Engineering with emphasis on Digital Forensics and Security.

The amount of research time will be dependent on the appointee's ability to secure external funding.

General Qualifications

The position requires having a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering or related area with an established research track record on Post Doc level or higher. The ideal candidate has a broad interest in research and education in Computer Science and Engineering, preferably with experience and expertise in Digital Forensics and Computer Security. Previous research and plans related to the Halmstad University research profiles, Smart Cities and Communities, and Health Innovation, is highly desirable. 

Specific Duties and Qualifications

An Associate Professor position requires demonstrated leadership and administrative skills as well as collaboration with industry and outreach.

In addition to the qualifications stated above, assessment will include three components, namely, research, education, and collaboration, and will follow Halmstad University’s guidelines for appointment and promotion. Furthermore, qualified candidates are expected to demonstrate sustained excellence over the last five years in one or more following aspects of academic activity:

1) Conducting and publishing research;

2) Developing and leading externally funded research projects;

3) Teaching introductory courses as well as a broad range of courses at all levels; 

4) Mentoring and supervision of doctoral, Masters, and undergraduate students;

5) Teaching and research in collaboration with industry (for example, through joint development of new projects or technologies). To be able to teach in introductory courses as well as taking on specific administrative roles, fluent level in the Swedish language is highly meriting.


Salary is to be determined by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.


Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi, see link on this page. The application package shall consist of:

1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research and teaching plans.

2) an attested CV that includes at least

  • a list of previous degrees, dates, and institution, transcripts for higher-education studies until most recent available
  •  a complete list of publications (title, author list, publication venue, date) and a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications (maximum of 10);
  • a list of courses taught (course name, course number, level - for example undergraduate or graduate, date taught, responsibility in relation to course, approximate class size, credit hours or total contact hours, and other co-teachers or assistants if present);

3) Sample teaching evaluations (maximum of 4);

4) Copies of all degrees and certificates referenced in the CV;

5) Contact information for at least three references.

General Information

We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organisation. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

The working language at Halmstad University is English and knowledge of the Swedish language is not required to start working. English is spoken widely and Sweden has the highest English Proficiency index in the world. Learning to speak Swedish will make it easier to interact with public and private services, to participate in teaching junior students, and to participate in administrative and leadership roles. National Swedish language courses (SFI) are available on campus.

Read more about Halmstad University at http://hh.se/english/discover/discoverhalmstaduniversity.9285.html


Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 1st 2020 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/24
  • Pererik Andreasson, 035-167668
Union representative
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 035-167655
Published 23.Jun.2020
Last application date 13.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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