[AISWorld] : Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in Information Systems (cyber security)

Siponen, Mikko mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi
Wed May 6 11:26:28 EDT 2015

University of Jyväskylä
Faculty Position in Information Systems

Deadline: 10th May, 2015.

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in Cyber Security (Information Systems Security, Information Security Management or Privacy).

In the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, the future focus of cyber security is on information systems security and information security management. Current research topics include information security behaviours of offenders and users, information security investments, methods for secure systems design and policy development. Empirical part of the research is often done in co-operation with the national or international companies. Further information about research, see https://www.jyu.fi/it/laitokset/cs/en/research/ism

About the Department

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is composed of information systems and computer science. Faculty members of the department have published their research in leading Information Systems journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, and others. Faculty members hold editorial positions in reputable IS journals. The department has very strong connections to industry. Data collection opportunities are outstanding. The department has junior faculty sparring program, where world class visiting professors visit the department and provide mentoring for junior faculty members.

Cyber security is one of the the strategical focus areas of the university. The Faculty of Information Technology aims to be one of the leading research institutions in Finland and Europe in the field of Cyber Security. The profile and the competence of the hired candidate must be at such a level that it supports the achievement of this goal. The selected candidate is expected to conduct high level scientific research published in the best information systems journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Information systems research, JAIS, EJIS and others so called Basket of 6 journals. The candidate will also be expected to seek external research funding, actively co-operate in terms of research with the other faculty members of the department, to contribute to teaching and act as a supervisor for Master and Ph.D. students. Experience of conducting high quality scientific research by solving practically significant problems in company settings is considered as strength. Evidence of external research funding is also considered as a merit.

About Jyväskylä and the University of Jyväskylä:

Jyväskylä is located in Central Finland in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. It is the largest city in central Finland. The hilly terrain in Jyväskylä is surrounded by hundreds of lakes.

University of Jyväskylä is a research-oriented university. The department of Computer Science and Information Systems belongs to the Faculty of Information Technology, which is the largest and oldest in Finland in its branch. Information systems science has been taught at the University of Jyväskylä since 1967. The Department of Computer Science and Information systems is located in the new Mattilanniemi campus, at the lake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ylisto_silta.jpg).

For enquiries about the positions, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mikko Siponen  mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi<mailto:mikko.t.siponen at jyu.fi>.

The application should include:

1.  Curriculum vitae (CV). CV needs to contain a list of scientific articles, teaching and supervision experience, pedagogical competence, external research funding obtained, and other merits that are applicable for this job.

3. A maximum of 5 main publications numbered in accordance with the list of publications (in one zip-file).

Please submit your application at the latest on 10th of May 2015 using the online application form.

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Apply for the job:



Mikko Siponen
Ph.D., D.Soc.Sc.
Head of Department,
Professor of Information Systems
University of Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 505588128

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