Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers)

Assistant Professor in Data Communication Networks and Networked Systems or Internet of Things and Cyber-physical Systems

Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers)

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in the areas of:

- Internet of things and Cyber-physical systems and/or
- Data Communication Networks and Networked Systems,

with emphasis on themes related with future distributed and cyber-physical systems for the Internet of Things subject and modern and future communication networks for the Data Communication and Networked System subject.

Chalmers is one of the most renowned technical universities in the Nordic countries. The department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) in Chalmers provides a strong, international and dynamic research environment. The department has 270 employees, around 100 faculty members and enrolls more than 110 PhD students from more than 30 countries. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical underpinnings to applied systems development. There is extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry all around the world.

The department is divided into divisions for Computer Engineering, Data Science, Formal Methods, Functional Programming, Information Security, Interaction Design, Logic and Types, Networks and Systems and Software Engineering.

One of the department’s missions is to play a leading role in the Areas of Advance at Chalmers and in particular in Information and Communication Technology, Transportation and Energy. The department expects that the person employed will contribute to and advance our collaboration in these areas.

General information about the department is available at

The Division of Networks and Systems is active in Cryptography, Data Streaming, Distributed Computing and Systems, Edge and Fog Computing, High-Performance Computing and Big Data Processing, Privacy and Security. Our research spans over different application areas such as energy, production, communication and transport systems. It is conducting high-impact research and it is involved in many national and international projects.

Our aim is to actively increase our gender balance in both our department and division. We therefore strongly encourage female applicants for our positions. As an employee at Chalmers and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, you are given the opportunity to contribute with your work and/or interest in our active work within the field of equality and diversity. We are working broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE project on gender equality.

Major responsibilities
You will have a major research role in Data Communication and Networked Systems, or with Internet of Things and Cyber-physical Systems developing the next generation of networked systems. The candidate can select one or both of the two proposed subjects based on the candidate’s profile and research interests.

For Internet of Things, topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to: Analytic foundations and theory of IoT, Data streaming architectures for IoT, Back-end support for IoT, Parallelism and High Performance in IoT, Resource management for IoT applications, Reliability, Security, Timeliness, and Robustness in IoT systems, Edge and fog computing, Energy considerations in IoT systems, Network algorithms for IoT systems. Application areas of interest include but are not limited to smart cities, smart grid, smart buildings, smart transportation and smart health.

For data communication and networked systems, areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: Future network architectures, e.g., clean slate and evolution, virtual networks and SDNs, sensor networks, wireless networks.

Ideally, the candidate’s research would connect with and complement the department’s and division’s research described above.

We expect from the selected candidate to demonstrate academic leadership, ability to direct research as a member or as a leader of a research team, ability to teach and participate in the development of courses in the area at bachelor and master level, and have the ability to attract research funding. The candidate will be part of an interesting, challenging and open research climate with lots of possibilities to cooperate with other researchers.

Position summary
The Assistant professorship is a full-time, tenure-track, position. Progress will be assessed after two and four years. You are expected to reach the Swedish docent level (in Swedish “oavlönad docent”) and be tenured within four years. Tenure implies promotion to an Associate Professor, which is a full-time permanent employment.

The applicant must have a doctoral degree in computer science or in computer engineering (not older than 7 years. Exceptions will be made for longer periods resulting from parental leave.) and an excellent record of research in the area, including experience on conducting and leading research as member of a group.

You should also have experience in relevant teaching and interest in connecting educational activities with research and development is especially welcome. Experience from attracting funding and from cooperation in international and national projects is a clear advantage.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Good knowledge of Swedish is an advantage but not a prerequisite. Chalmers offers courses to learn Swedish.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application deadline: 9 June, 2019

For questions, please contact:
Networked Systems: Marina Papatriantafilou, +46 31 772 5413,
IoT and Cyber-physical Systems: Philippas Tsigas, +46 31 772 5409,
Head of division: Tomas Olovsson, +46 31 772 1688,

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 20190153