Ruhr-Uni-Bochum
Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Professorships in Computer Science (Open Rank: W3 or W2-Tenure-Track to W3)

The newly established Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität in Bochum has several tenure-track or tenured openings. We welcome outstanding applicants from all areas of computer science.

Description

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities, encompassing the whole range of academic disciplines. With 43.000 students and 6.200 employees, it is also one of Germany’s largest universities, making it a vibrant and inspiring place to study and work. RUB is located within the Ruhr area, one of Europe‘s largest metropolitan regions with a population of 5.1 million. Together with the two other large universities Technical University of Dortmund and University of Duisburg-Essen, the Ruhr area is home to a community of 120.000 students and 14.000 researchers and offers attractive career opportunities for excellent researchers from around the world.

The newly established Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany has several tenure-track or tenured openings. The positions are part of a concerted effort to strengthen the existing faculty and to foster collaborations with the recently established Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP). We welcome outstanding applicants from all areas of computer science, including but not limited to:

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data)
  • Computer Architecture

Appointments will be made for full professorship, or as assistant/associate professorship with tenure track to full professorship. Salaries and working conditions are internationally very competitive and come with civil-servant status. The positions come with a startup package, typically including phd/postdoc positions, subject to negotiation. Full professorships are chair positions with administrative staff. RUB offers generous dual-career and relocation support.

The RUB offers a vibrant environment for computer science research. The Faculty of Computer Science is currently in its ramp up phase and provides many possibilities for participation and engagement. RUB also offers opportunities for collaboration with the MPI-SP, the Cluster of Excellence "Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA)” and Bochum’s well-developed start-up community, supported by an incubator (Cube 5) and a start-up center (WORLDFACTORY). Our working language is English, knowledge of German is not required. RUB offers a family-friendly environment.

Candidates are expected to show:

  • leadership experience
  • the willingness to engage in interdisciplinary scientific work
  • to contribute to the faculty's undergraduate and graduate education.

Your Application
If you are interested in the position, please send your application in a single PDF file by July 29, 2022 to the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Alexander Maycareer(at)casa.rub.de. Please provide the usual documents:

  • curriculum vitae
  •  research and teaching statement
  • copies of diplomas (in official English or German translation)
  • list of publications
  • list of own third-party funding

Further information about the Faculty of Computer Science: https://informatik.rub.de/en/
The official job ad for the W2-Professorship (tenure-track W3) can be found here.
The official job ad for the W3-Professorship can be found here.

Information on the collection of personal data at the application process:
https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

At a Glance

Please send your application in a single PDF file by July 29, 2022 to: career@casa.rub.de.

Research Environment

The Ruhr area, one of Europe's largest metropolitan regions, offers attractive career opportunities for excellent scientists and scholars from around the world. In 2021, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen established the Research Alliance Ruhr to bundle their cutting-edge international research on the most urgent challenges facing humankind. There will be four research centers and a college. This is just the latest chapter in our long-standing collaboration as the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), a community of 14.000 researchers and 120.000 students in the heart of Germany. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum  is one of the ten largest universities in Germany with 43.000 students.

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries