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Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

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W1 - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FOR SOFTWARE SECURITY (TENURE TRACK)

Description

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

In the context of the Cluster of Excellence CASA (Cyber-Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries), the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of an Assistant Professor (W1) for Software Security with Tenure Track to start as soon as possible.

The candidate is expected to establish an excellent research program, to conduct and publish innovative research, be an effective lecturer and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and have an interest to participate in institutional and professional processes. We are looking for scientists with an internationally visible research profile in computer security, in at least one of the following subfields:

  •     Software-based side channel and micro-architectural attacks
  •     Software aspects of network and Internet security
  •     Security and Privacy
  •     Security in new application domains

The successful applicant is expected to cooperate with the Horst Görtz IT Security Research Department (HGI) and especially with the recently granted Cluster of Excellence CASA. The recently founded Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy offers additional possibilities for collaboration.

Further information: www.rub.de/appointments.

 

Job Specification

We expect:

  •     Excellent scientific qualifications, usually proven by a PhD thesis of outstanding quality and first-class international publications
  •     strong commitment to academic teaching at graduate and undergraduate level;
  •     willingness to participate in interdisciplinary research;
  •     willingness and ability to attract external funding;
  •     readiness to contribute to joint research projects

The position includes a tenure track option, after a positive evaluation the position will be turned into a tenured professorship (W2). For more information regarding the evaluation criteria, please contact dekanat@ei.rub.de. Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer and offers a dual career program (see www.dcnruhr.de/en for details).

Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should be sent by email to the

Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Musch, 44780 Bochum

E-Mail: Bewerbung-sosi@ei.rub.de

 

Further Information

Contact
Prof. Dr. Thomas Musch

 

Location
Universitätsstr.150
44801 Bochum, Deutschland

 

Telephone    +49 234 3227113

 

E-Mail    
Bewerbung-sosi@ei.rub.de

 

Employment
Full time

 

Institute
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences, Cluster of Excellence CASA

 

Period of Employment
Indefinite duration

 

Deadline for Applications
Thursday, 30 April 2020 - 23:59 Uhr

 

Payment
W 1 BesG NRW

FULL PROFESSOR FOR DATA-DRIVEN SECURITY (W3)

Description

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

In the context of the Cluster of Excellence CASA (Cyber-Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries), the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences at Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites applications for the position of a Full Professor (W3) for Data-Driven Security to start as soon as possible.
 

Job Specification

The candidate is expected to establish an excellent research program, to conduct and publish innovative research, be an effective lecturer and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in institutional and professional processes. We are looking for scientists with an internationally visible research profile in Computer Security, in at least one of the following subfields:

  •     Computer security and machine learning
  •     Security in distributed systems
  •     Secure and dependable software systems
  •     Privacy Enhancing Technologies

The successful applicant is expected to cooperate with the Horst Görtz IT Security Research Department (HGI) and especially with the recently granted Cluster of Excellence CASA. The recently founded Max Planck Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy offers additional possibilities for collaboration.

International visibility through publications and projects and above-average third-party funding are expected, as well as the willingness and ability to lead and participate in large collaborative projects. Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. Habilitation) or significant post-doctoral research contributions and teaching experience are as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB. Furthermore, a strong commitment to academic teaching, the readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research and the proven experience in successful acquisition of third-party funds are expected. Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer and offers a dual career program (see www.dcnruhr.de/en for details).

Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, teaching record, and a statement of research interests should be sent by email to the

Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Musch

44780 Bochum

E-Mail: Bewerbung-dds@ei.rub.de not later than 23rd April 2020.

Further Information

Contact
Prof. Dr. Thomas Musch

 

Location
Universitätsstr.150
44801 Bochum, Germany

 

Telephone    +49 234 3227113

 

E-Mail    
Bewerbung-dds@ei.rub.de

 

Occupation
Full-time

 

Institute  
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Cluster of Excellence CASA

 

Period of Employment
Indefinite duration

 

Deadline for Applications
23rd April 2020 - 23:59

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

We are looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates (m/f/d) with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology) or related disciplines. In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates (m/f/d) from these fields.

Moreover, we will fill two full professorships and four junior professorships for CASA until 2021.

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions (m/f/d) 39,83 h/w, 2/3 years

Job Description

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it uniquely combines the entire range of the major scientific disciplines in one place. The dynamic coexistence of disciplinces offers researchers and students alike special opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation.
From 2019 on, the DFG (German Research Foundation) establishes the Cluster of Excellence 2092 "CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. With the support of approximately 30 million euros over the funding period 2019 - 2025, Bochum will become one of the leading international locations for IT security. The CASA cluster pursues the goal of enabling sustainable security against large-scale adversaries, in particular nation-state attackers. The research is characterized by a strongly interdisciplinary approach which, in addition to technical questions, also investigates the interaction of human behavior and IT security. In CASA, researchers from the fields of computer science, cryptography, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology work together in a constellation that is unique in Europe. This holistic approach of CASA is unparalleled and holds the potential for scientific breakthroughs.


CASA is based at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security. It is regarded as one of the top research institutions, is home to Europe's largest IT security training programs, maintains extensive networks with the scientific communication and industry, and has produced numerous successful cyber security start-ups. In addition, the Max Planck Society will establish the "Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Protection of Privacy " in the immediate vicinity of the cluster, which will have a particularly stimulating effect on research in CASA. This outstanding environment offers excellent working conditions in an extremely topical and exciting field. In addition, CASA offers a friendly working atmosphere in a young and internationally highly respected research institution.

We are permanently looking for excellent M.Sc. graduates with outstanding grades and degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology) or related disciplines. In addition, we are looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates from these fields.

We offer three-year positions for M.Sc. graduates. The expectation is to work towards a doctorate. Postdoctoral positions are limited to two years. The salary will be according to the remuneration group E 13 TV-L (full time).
The load of teaching will be calculated according to §3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

Are you interested?
Please send your complete application documents in one single pdf file (max. 10 MB) by December 31, 2020 to: career@casa.rub.de.

Required documents are:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Mention at least 2 persons (supervisors, other researchers) as references (names and email addresses),
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Master's certificate,
  • Doctoral certificate, if applicable


Travel expenses for interviews will not be reimbursed.
At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we seek to promote the careers of women particularly in those areas in which they are underrepresented, and we are therefore particularly pleased to receive applications from female candidates. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

Job Specification

An above-average degree (Master's degree or doctorate, if applicable) in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, psychology (preferably with a relationship to technology) or related disciplines is mandatory for the application. Fluent spoken and written English is also required. In addition, applicants should have at least a basic knowledge of one or more of the research areas relevant to CASA: Cryptography, system security, embedded and hardware security, and usability. Moreover, postdoctoral students should already have published relevant papers at the leading conferences on cryptography and IT security.

Contact

Dr. Patrick Schulte
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum, Germany
Phone (+49) (0) 234 3227722
Mail career@casa.rub.de

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