Associate Professor of Software Engineering for Safe and Secure Systems at Télécom Paris - CDI

Job description

Télécom Paris, a school of the IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) and a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, is one of the top 5 French general engineering schools. An institution on a "human scale" but with a strong international component, Télécom Paris is recognized for its proximity to companies. This public school guarantees excellent employability in all sectors and is the leading engineering school for the entire digital vertical (from hardware layers to uses).

With its excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy, Télécom Paris is at the heart of a unique innovation ecosystem, based on interaction and the importance of project mode in its training on the one hand, and its interdisciplinary research on the other. Its teacher-researchers are affiliated with two research laboratories: on the one hand, the LTCI laboratory, which is presented by the HCERES as a flagship unit in the field of digital sciences with remarkable international influence; and on the other hand, the i3 laboratory, Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I3 - UMR 9217 of the CNRS), which pursues a multidisciplinary research program focused on innovation in the framework of a collaboration with the École Polytechnique and Mines ParisTech

Based in Palaiseau, at the heart of the Institut Polytechnique campus alongside the École Polytechnique, ENSTA, Télécom Sud Paris and ENSAE, Télécom Paris also has an incubator based in Paris at the heart of the French start-up ecosystem.

Télécom Paris is positioned as an open-air laboratory for all the major technological and societal challenges: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, IOT, cybersecurity, large-scale digital equipment (Cloud), 5G/6G, Green IT.


Télécom Paris invites applicants for a faculty position in the LTCI laboratory as part of the ACES ("Autonomous & Critical Embedded Systems") team in the "Computer Science and Networks" department. This recruitment will reinforce the "Cybersecurity and Risks" leadership theme of the Institut Mines Télécom as well as the "Cybersecurity" theme of the "Computer Science, Data, AI" department of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

The targeted research area is Software Engineering, with a preferred focus on any combination of the following sub-fields and neighboring areas:

  • Cybersecurity, preferably in relation to securing software systems and securing the software supply chain
  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and all associated processes (development, release, quality, security, engineering, licensing, etc.)
  • Empirical Software Engineering and Mining Software Repositories, preferably at large-scale

These fields combine various aspects of computer science and are at the center of current major societal issues related to digital trust, such as: the transparency and accountability of software systems, the place of open source software in the software industry, and the digital sovereignty/autonomy of states, national enterprises, and citizens.

The successful candidate will integrate and animate a research ecosystem rich in collaborations: academic partnerships within the IMT and IP Paris (ACES is a member of the IP Paris joint team on Cyberphysical systems, collaborates with Inria and CEA on the Software Heritage project, and is involved in the French national initiative “Campus Cyber”), as well as industries through joint laboratories or research chairs (e.g., the "Cybersecurity and Digital Sovereignty" chair with IHEDN or the CyberCNI “Cybersecurity for Critical Networked Infrastructure” chair with Airbus, EDF, and Nokia, the SEIDO joint laboratory with EDF among others). The chosen candidate will be able and encouraged to extend this rich collaboration network with their own.

The retained candidate will carry out teaching activities and responsibilities in the field of cybersecurity and/or programming and/or software engineering in a variety of courses, as part of the school's engineering cycle, various research Masters at IP Paris, courses dedicated to engineers in the prestigious Corps des Mines (foremost technical Grand Corps of the French State), or PhD programs.


Candidates are expected to have a track record in the field of applied software engineering, and in sub-fields related to cybersecurity, free/open source software, and/or mining software repositories.

Candidates who are experts in other related areas of software engineering will also be considered, depending on their track record. If in doubt, inquiries by perspective candidates are encouraged (see contact details below).

Complementary mastery of one or more of the following areas of expertise will be considered a plus:

  • AI and machine learning on software artifacts (source code, version control system metadata, bug tracking system, etc.) with applications to cybersecurity.
  • Big-data analysis, in particular on large corpora of software artifacts.
  • Large-scale source code analysis (based on both dynamic and static analysis approaches), dependency analysis.
  • Reproducible builds, binary audit, automated verification of compliance with licensing, security, or other policies.
  • Software provenance tracking and code clone detection, in particular for open source software.


  1. Applicants should participate in the design and implementation of courses in their scientific field.
  2. They should conduct research in their scientific field.
  3. They should participate in the development of partnerships, collaborations, and contractual agreements in their scientific field.



In collaboration with the other faculty members of the department:

  • Provide courses consistent with areas of knowledge, skills-set, and departmental needs;
  • Teach labs and tutorials for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Serve on juries for prospective students who are applying for engineering courses, specialized masters, etc.;
  • Contribute to the analysis of training needs;
  • Design and organize teaching activities for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Design and implement project-based teaching;
  • Supervise student projects;
  • Develop courses and teaching tools in the above-mentioned field.


  • Engage in research activities in the scientific field concerned;
  • Write proposals and participate in projects with partners from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, the Institut Mines-Télécom or other institutions from the academic and/or corporate world, in particular in the framework of fundamental, national, or European projects;
  • Carry out industrial research contracts;
  • Explore and develop partnerships within the industry and establish contractual agreements.


  • Participate in and contribute to the scientific activities of the Group (seminars, presentations, juries, etc.).

Fostering the notoriety of Télécom Paris and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris:

  • Disseminate research findings via scholarly writing and publication;
  • Lead presentations and seminars;
  • Take an active role in scholarly and professional organizations;
  • Maintain close relations with academic institutions, research centers, and companies.

Other responsibilities:

  • Participate in the scientific, pedagogical, and management activities of the department and/or institution;
  • Where appropriate, direct and manage the staff placed under his or her responsibility or supervision;
  • Report on the activities and results of the tasks for which he or she is responsible.

Job requirements

Required skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • In-depth theoretical or applied knowledge in his or her field of expertise;
  • An excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • If the candidate does not speak French, at the moment of hire, he or she must commit to obtaining a professional proficiency of French as quickly as possible while under contract.

Preferred skills, experience, and knowledge:

  • Post-doctoral or international experience in an academic or industrial laboratory is appreciated;
  • Teaching experience.

Other abilities and skills:

  • The ability to be an active team member in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment;
  • Strong teaching, pedagogical, and mentoring capabilities; 
  • Superb written and interpersonal communication skills.


Candidates with one or more of the following required qualifications may apply:

  • Doctorate (obtained or to be obtained by 15 November 2022 the latest)
  • Civil servant recruited through the École Polytechnique or ENA or former student of the École Normale Supérieure and ≥ 3 years of professional experience;
  • Holds a post-graduate degree from an engineering, business, or management school and has ≥ 5 years of professional experience;
  • Holds a post-graduate degree and has ≥ 5 years of professional experience;
  • Is a high-level business executive with ≥ 8 years of professional experience.


Applicants should submit a single PDF file that includes:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statements of research and teaching interests (4 pages),
  • three publications,
  • names and contact information of two qualifed personalities who can give an informed opinion about the candidate

For full consideration, applications should be received no later than 25 September 2022.

Contact: Stefano Zacchiroli <>

Marion Taldir <>

Localisation: Télécom Paris, 19 Place Marguerite Perey, 91120 Palaiseau, France

Application deadline: September 25, 2022
Start date : December 2022

Télécom Paris is an equal-opportunity employer.
All our positions are open to individuals with disabilities.