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Apply by: 2022-12-08

Tenure-Track Faculty in all areas related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography (f/m/d)

Published 2022-09-22

The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike. As the latest member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organization in Germany, CISPA has the mission to rethink the digitized world of the future from the ground on up and to make it safer through innovative cutting-edge research. Founded in 2018, CISPA has quickly grown to become an internationally leading research institution of highest renown. In the medium term, CISPA is growing to 60 Faculty and to over 800 employees in total. Every CISPA Faculty enjoys full academic freedom, the right to independently supervise Ph.D. and Master students, receives highly generous institutional funding, has the opportunity to build and lead a team of researchers, as well as to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. 

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. The CISPA campus is located close to Saarland University, which is known for its excellence in Computer Science, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).   

CISPA provides a highly international and diverse working environment, currently hosting researchers of 40 nationalities, and seeks applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language at CISPA is English; a command of German is not required for a successful career at CISPA. We do provide voluntary free courses for those researchers that wish to learn German.

For more information about CISPA, see https://cispa.de/en 

Applications are invited for tenure-track faculty positions in all areas related to Security, Privacy and Cryptography.

CISPA is a world-leading research center that focuses on Information Security and Machine Learning at large. To expand and further strengthen our center, we are looking for  

Tenure-Track Faculty in all areas related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography (f/m/d) 

All applicants are expected to grow a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda. To aid you in achieving this, CISPA provides institutional base funding for three full-time researcher positions and a generous budget for expenditures. Upon successful tenure evaluation, you will hold a position that is equivalent to an endowed full professorship at a top research university. We invite applications of candidates with excellent track records in Security, Privacy, and Cryptography, especially in (but not limited to) the fields of

  • Applied and Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Cybercrime, Misinformation, and Fake News
  • Formal Methods and Program Analysis
  • Hardware Security and Secure Hardware Designs
  • Human-Centered Security and Privacy
  • Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
  • Security of Critical Infrastructures and Embedded Systems
  • Software Security, Analysis, and Engineering
Your profile

We expect you

  • to have an excellent track record in any research area related to Security, Privacy, and Cryptography
  • to have graduated or are soon to be graduated with a doctoral degree
  • to build and guide a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda
  • to teach one (English-spoken) course or seminar (undergraduate or graduate) per semester in your area of expertise and interest
The CISPA Tenure-Track in a nutshell

  • Tenure-track of five years towards the equivalent of an Endowed Full Professorship
  • Three fully funded full-time research staff positions for your entire tenure-track
  • Generous budget for research expenses 
  • Low teaching load of only one course (of your choice) per semester
  • World-renowned colleagues in (almost) all areas of Security and Machine Learning
  • Young and dynamic environment, with an average faculty age below 40 years
For more information about this position and to submit an application, see https://faculty.jobs.cispa.de/sec/academics

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 1st, 2022 with interviews starting in December 2022. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 8th, 2022 with interviews held in early 2023.

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special dual-career support. We explicitly encourage female and diverse researchers to apply.

In case of any questions, please contact us at scientific-recruiting@cispa.de

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