Tenured Faculty Positions in all areas related to Information Security and Privacy (f/m/d)

Saarbrücken, Germany

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 embarked on a mission: to rethink the digitalized world of the future from the ground up and make it safer through innovative cutting-edge research. In the medium term, the center will grow to more than 800 employees with 60 Faculty and research group leaders. Faculty receive extremely competitive institutional funding, enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of young researchers, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. 

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English. A command of German is not required for a successful career at CISPA.

CISPA is looking for candidates that hold a doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and have an outstanding research track record in all areas related to information security and privacy, especially in, but not limited to the fields of

    •  software security,
    •  security of critical infrastructure, 
    •  embedded systems,
    •  network and distributed system (incl. blockchains) security,
    •  hardware security,
    •  privacy-enhancing technologies,
    •  usable security and privacy,
    •  applied cryptography,
    •  quantum cryptography,
    •  cryptanalysis.

All applicants are expected to build up a research team that pursues an internationally visible research agenda. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally renowned scientists.

Tenured positions are intended for established leading researchers with an outstanding scientific track record, and can be compared to an endowed chair at a leading university.

CISPA also offers positions for Tenure-Track Faculty in these areas. You can find out more here.

CISPA also has openings in the general areas of Machine Learning and Data Science, Efficient Algorithms and the Foundations of Theoretical Computer Science, and Software Engineering, Program Analysis and Formal Methods


Applications are invited for tenured faculty positions in all areas related to information security and privacy.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by November 30, 2020 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until December 10, 2020.
CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples. We highly encourage female researchers to apply.

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

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

All information on the processing of your personal data, your statements in the application process and your data privacy rights can be found in our data privacy policy.