The School of Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive education at all levels and conduct research in several areas. As a collaborative school, we spread knowledge to the surrounding society and co-develop new technology. We have been awarded the accreditation “Engaged University” by the international organisation ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities). 

At the School of Engineering, research and teaching are conducted in computer science, computer engineering, and informatics. We have two expanding departments in these areas, with nearly 50 employees. Your placement will be in the Department of Computer Science and Informatics. The department offers education at undergraduate, advanced, and research levels. Teaching is conducted through bachelor’s, master’s, and engineering programmes that range from graphic design to software development and cybersecurity. The research conducted at the department supports education. 

We have some of the highest application numbers in Sweden for our bachelor’s programmes in Networking and Cybersecurity and Web and Software Development. We have a master’s programme in Cybersecurity and are exploring opportunities to start a software development master programme. Take the opportunity to become part of a growing team with great opportunities to find research projects with the surrounding companies and where you can influence our future education and research. For more information, visit the Department of Computer Science and Informatics


We are expanding and looking for an Associate or Assistant Professor of Computer Science with a specialization in Software Security to join our team.

Job description

As an assistant/associate professor, you will teach and conduct research focusing on software security. Depending on the applicant’s background, the teaching may be centered around software development (e.g., secure design, secure code, web security, security testing, etc.) or within cybersecurity (e.g., network security, penetration testing, IDS/IPS, etc.).

You are expected to build and maintain an academic and industrial network, actively apply for research funding, and play a key role in establishing and conducting research projects. You will keep yourself updated in your research area and the industrial and societal development of relevance for our department and keep our courses and programmes contemporary. You are also expected to establish collaboration with other departments/schools at Jönköping University.

Our aim is to strengthen research groups within the following fields:

  •  Security-focused development
  • Cybersecurity


You should have a PhD in the relevant area and pedagogical merits according to the regulations for employment at Jönköping University. The candidate should also have documented skills in teaching in English. The ability to teach in Swedish, as well as industrial experience, is meritorious. Experience from research in cooperation with industry is of advantage.

The domain-specific requirements include knowledge and real-world implementation skills in security-focused development and a track record of attracting research funding from funding agencies relevant to a Swedish context.

It is meritorious if you have:

  • The ability to teach in other areas relevant to our Computer Engineering programmes (Web Development, Object Oriented Development, Electronics, Embedded Systems, etc.)
  • Are qualified for appointment as Associate Professor at JU.

You should be development and quality-oriented, responsible, and pedagogically skilled. You must be able to adapt your teaching to students with various cultural and thematic backgrounds. You should also be a strong team player and still be able to work autonomously and independently. It is also advantageous if you perform well in an interdisciplinary environment.

For complete eligibility requirements for a position as an Assistant Professor at Jönköping University, see the applicable parts of the Regulations for the employment of teachers at Jönköping University.

Our offer to you:

  • A permanent position in a dynamic working environment at a collaborative, internationally connected and globally oriented university;
  • A possibility for a leading role in research projects and a career development plan;
  • Teaching in programmes with a close connection to the industry where all students also gain experience from an internship;
  • Time for research:
    • Year 1: 40% guaranteed
    • Year 2: 20% guaranteed
  • A workplace in the city centre of Jönköping, surrounded by nature and lakes, but also near the airport and public transport
  • Help to relocate and settle in Jönköping.


The position is a permanent employment of 100%, starting on the 1st of October 2024 or by agreement. Collective agreements and individual wage settings apply.
We strive for a faculty as diverse as our students, and we encourage and welcome all applicants.


Welcome with your application no later than May 13th, 2024 .

The application should include:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • publication list
  • pedagogical portfolio
  • attested copy of PhD degree certificate
  • research and education statement (future research plan and education interest);
  • any other document needed to prove the qualifications according to the regulations for employment at JU.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies, as well as job ad salespersons.

Jönköping University is a modern institution characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-10-01, or as agreed upon
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2024/1635-211
  • Anders Arvidsson, +4636-101572
Union representative
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
Published 16.Apr.2024
Last application date 13.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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