University of Bergen

Department of Informatics

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.

Professor in information security – applied cryptography

There is a vacancy for a Professor in information security, with a specialization in applied cryptography at the Department of informatics. The position will be part of Selmer Center, the Secure and Reliable communication research group.

The Selmer Center is one of the top ICT research groups with main research in areas of cryptography, Boolean functions, coding theory, information security, sequence design and quantum information theory.


About the Department

The Department of informatics has seven research groups that deliver research and education at a high international level in algorithms, bioinformatics, information security, machine learning, optimization, programming theory, and visualization. All the groups are successfully co-funded by research grants, among others by the European Research Council (ERC). The department has been rated first in Norway with respect to quality of science by the Research Council of Norway in all external evaluations so far. All employees are expected to contribute to excellence through high quality research. The department offers state of art education at Bachelor, Master and PhD levels.


Work tasks/ research field / scientific focus

The group consists of 23 persons, including faculty, researchers, adjuncts, postdocs and PhD students.This

position is for the cryptography domain. The successful candidate must be an internationally recognized expert in cryptography with primary focus in block ciphers and with considerable industrial and innovation experience.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field relevant for cryptography, such as Mathematics or Computer Science or equivalent qualifications.

  • Considerable teaching experience is a requirement.

  • Substantial innovation experience (patents pending, companies founded, etc.) is an advantage.

  • Contribution to crypto design standards is an advantage.

  • Considerable research experience in cryptography is a requirement, preferably in symmetric cryptography with primary focus on block ciphers.

  • Experience in attracting external research funding is a requirement.

  • Applicants must be able to work independently and have strong collaborative skills.

  • Applicants must have an extensive experience from scientific publishing, research collaboration, and research leadership.

  • Applicants must be able to contribute in research teams both as leader and as participant.

  • Applicants must have excellent skills in oral and written English.

  • Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Research experience, ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.

Teaching - qualifications and personal qualities

Applicants must be able to document qualifications and experience in teaching and supervision of students. Such documentation can include:

  • proof of completed teaching training

  • evaluation reports of the applicant's teaching practice

  • overview of scope and level of teaching

  • overview of supervision of postgraduate and doctoral candidates, and results obtained

  • teaching awards received

  • own educational publications

  • own compendia and teaching material

  • reports showing participation in projects related to curriculum development and educational development, such as alternative learning or supervision methods or environments

The teaching language will normally be Norwegian. The successful applicant must be able to teach in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed.


Basic teaching training is a requirement, but a successful applicant who does not have such competence at the time of appointment will be offered training and will be required to document such training within one year of the date of appointment. This deadline is extended to two years for a successful applicant who does not master a Scandinavian language at the time of appointment.

University of Bergen emphasizes educational qualifications for appointment to scientific positions.


We can offer:

  • a good and professionally challenging working environment

  • pay grade 77-84 (code 1013) corresponding to NOK 731 400 – 893 900 in the state salary scale. A higher salary may be considered for a particularly well qualified applicant.

  • enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund

  • a position in an inclusive workplace (IA enterprise)

  • good welfare benefits

Your application must include:

  • CV

  • diplomas, references

  • complete list of publications

  • a summary (2-3 pages) of the most important results in you research, your research goals and a suggestion for teaching plans

  • list with appendices that document your pedagogical qualifications

  • list of academic work that the applicant believes should be taken into consideration in the assessment, including information about where this work was published

  • the names of three referees, where at least one is familiar with your tutorial skills

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at JobbNorge. Deadline 6.January 2019. Applications sent to individuals per email, will not be considered.


General information

For further details about the position, please contact Head of Department, Professor Pinar Heggernes.


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


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    Sunday, January 6, 2019
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