Senior  Lecturer in Cyber Security

University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Information Technology


Senior  Lecturer in Cyber Security


At the University of Jyväskylä, everyone can find their place in the human-centred environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and wellbeing for us all. It is essential that each member of the community thrives and has opportunities to develop and grow. The dialogue between research, education and society is our driving force. We cherish this balance between research and education and work to promote open thinking. We cultivate the skills, knowledge and passion needed to live wisely for the benefit of humanity. Our naturally beautiful campus is located at the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Faculty of Information Technology is seeking to recruit a faculty member to the position of Senior  Lecturer in Cyber Security, as of 3.8.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter in effect until further notice. 

The Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä is the first and largest in its field in Finland. A Mission of the Faculty is to create science based digital future. In research, education and stakeholder collaboration, the Faculty combines comprehensively the viewpoints of technology, information, organizations, business and people. The IT Faculty employs 180 people and, currently, there are 2400 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate students. Teaching is given both in Finnish and in English.

The Master's Program in Cyber Security at the University of Jyväskylä is the only one of its kind in Finland. The Master's program provides students with state-of-the-art knowledge in cyber security.

The Senior Lecturer works in the Faculty of Information Technology of the University of Jyväskylä in cyber security teaching and research. Teaching in the cyber security master's program is emphasised in this position, especially themes related to the technological aspects of cyber security, such as the technologies needed to produce cyber security, various vulnerabilities of computer systems and protection against them. The Senior Lecturer also participates in the development of cyber security teaching and research, thesis instruction, student selection and other assignments. Tasks also include actively applying for research funding and active research collaboration with faculty research staff.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of Senior Lecturer are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The selected person is required to have a command of Finnish language. In certain cases, the University may grant exemption from this requirement. A good command of English language and an ability to teach in English are regarded as advantageous for the applicant. 

The aim of the faculty is to be the leading cyber security research institute in Finland and Europe in selected areas of focus. The research and publication profile of the incoming university lecturer must be of a level that supports the achievement of this goal. The individual is required to carry out a high level of scientific research and to provide high-quality research-based teaching. In addition, we appreciate openness and capability to continuously expand one's competence in the evolving information technology domain, good collaboration skils, demonstrated capability to develop teaching and taking responsibility on organising education.

The following aspects are taken into account when assessing an applicant’s merits: academic work, teaching experience and pedagogical training, produced learning materials, other teaching merits and, if necessary, test lectures to demonstrate teaching skills, as well as other merits relevant to the position.

The salary will be based on level 5-7 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The annual salary range will be approximately 42 500 – 70 000 EUR (gross income, including holiday bonus). 

Upon the consent of the applicant, a background check can be made on the person to be appointed (Security Clearance Act 726/2014). For more information on the background check and the rights of the subject of the check, see 

A trial period of six months will be used when the position is first filled. 

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Finland provides one of the most advanced and comprehensive social security in the world. It includes for example sickness benefits, various family benefits and a comprehensive healthcare system. Please read more about 

For further information, please contact Professor Tuomo Rossi,, tel. +358 50 428 5298 (best available for further inquiries during 14:00-16:00 Monday-Friday) and Professor Timo Hämäläinen,, tel. +358 40 772 6470 (best available for further inquiries during 12:00-13:00 Monday-Friday).

The application documents should include: 

1) Curriculum vitae written in compliance with the responsible conduct of research and, when possible, considering the template for researcher’s curriculum vitae by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). See:

2) Publication list devised following the directions from the Academy of Finland. Complete references of the publications should be mentioned. 

3) A maximum of five main publications, numbered in accordance with the list of publications (as a single PDF file). 

4) A short (1-2 pages) description of the applicant’s pedagogical training and teaching merits: 

5) Short (1-2 pages) written report on research work and academic achievements. 

Please submit your application by 6th March, 2020 using the online application form.

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