Vacant position for a Full Professor (W3) in “IT-Security, Privacy, and Cryptography”

Career at CISPA


CISPA has multiple openings for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of security & privacy, trustworthy information processing, real-time & embedded systems, distributed & mobile systems, and programming languages & verification.

The center provides a stimulating, competitive, yet collaborative environment for research and graduate education. CISPA graduates are highly sought after by academia and industry worldwide.

Qualified candidates can pursue doctoral degrees or their own postdoctoral research agenda under the supervision of CISPA faculty and work as members of one or more of the center’s research groups, which perform internationally leading, highly visible research in their respective fields of specialization. Graduate students receive individual training and mentoring from our faculty, preparing them for leadership in world-class academic or industrial research.

CISPA is located in Saarbruecken, Germany, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. The area offers a high standard of living, beautiful surroundings, and easy access to major metropolitan areas in central Europe.

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Faculty Position Description

Saarland University is a campus university with an international focus and a strong research profile.

The faculty 6 – Natural Sciences and Technology I: Mathematics and Computer Science is seeking applications for the following position to be filled at the earliest possible date:

Faculty position (Full Professor, W3) for Computer Science, with a focus on „IT Security, Privacy, and Cryptography “

We are searching for excellent applicants with a strong international standing from all areas of IT Security, Privacy, and Cryptography.

The position is part of CISPA (Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability), which was established as part of an IT-Security initiative of the German Federal Government. CISPA covers a broad range of IT-Security topics – ranging from fundamental research to application-oriented development of new technologies, and the realization of prototypes of applications. The close collaboration between CISPA and the Computer Science department of Saarland University, the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Informatics, the MPI for Software Systems, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Excellence Cluster Multimodal Computing and Interaction (MMCI), and the Saarbruecken Graduate School for Computer Science is of crucial importance for the location’s success. All of these institutions are located in the immediate vicinity on campus.

Applicants are expected to display outstanding scientific research abilities, management skills, as well as excellent teaching skills. The scientific qualification should be especially proven by publications at the leading international Conferences in IT security and cryptography. University courses for Master’s studies and at the Graduate School are taught in English. The chosen applicant is expected to participate actively in the development of CISPA.

Requirements are – in addition to the general administrative requirements of the public sector – a completed university degree, pedagogical suitability, outstanding ability for scientific work, which is generally proven by the acquisition of a doctoral degree, as well as additional scientific achievements.

Applications should include the usual documents in English (curriculum vitae, outline of scientific career, a list of five references including their addresses, a list of publications, as well as copies of the three most important publications in English), mention the applicant’s business and private address (phone number and e-mail address), and the reference number W1107 . Applications should be sent to Universität des Saarlandes, Dekanat Fakultät 6, Campus E2 4, Raum 1.10, 66123 Saarbruecken until August 24, 2016 .

Please send your application additionally as a single pdf file to: faculty-application(aeht) .

We are particularly supporting the collaboration with our partners of the transnational Greater Region “SaarLorLux” as part of the project “University of the Greater Region” ( ).

In accordance with the Equal Opportunity Plan, the university aims at increasing the number of women in this type of position, and explicitly encourages women to apply for the position. Applications of severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority.

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