Open position: Employee for Equality, Diversity, Project and Event Management Wanted

For the office of HGI and CASA we are looking for a new colleague in full-time (39.83 hrs./week) as soon as possible, limited until 31.12.2025.

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Employee for Equality, Diversity, Project and Event Management (m/f/d)

The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI), Research Department of the RUB, is one of the most renowned institutes in the field of IT security in Europe. The HGI offers Europe's largest training program for IT security, has extensive networks in science and practice, and has produced numerous successful start-ups in the field of cyber security. Since 2019, the HGI is home to the Excellence Cluster "CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries", the only German Excellence Cluster in the field of IT security. CASA is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with approximately 30 million euros.

This outstanding environment offers excellent working conditions in an extremely current and exciting subject area. In addition, there is a very good working atmosphere in a young and internationally highly regarded research institution.

  • Employment type: full-time
  • Duration: Temporary
  • Start: as soon as possible
  • Application deadline: August 18, 2023

Your responsibilities:

  • Equality and diversity measures: Organization of the Women in Security and Cryptography Workshop (WISC) 2025, conception and organization of various training sessions and exchange formats on equality and diversity topics, preparation and organization of meetings of the CASA Commission for Equal Opportunities and Diversity
  • Project management: Preparation and conception of internal management board meetings and mid-term reviews for CASA research projects, administration of calls for internal research projects
  • Event management: Organization of CASA Distinguished Lectures, support for various central CASA events (including the annual retreat of all CASA researchers)
  • General coordination and networking with internal and external stakeholders

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed academic university studies (Master or Diploma).
  • Desirable: professional experience in the management of externally funded projects at a German university
  • Desirable: professional experience in the fields of equality and diversity
  • Structured approach to work, planning and organizational skills
  • High level of initiative and personal responsibility
  • Execellent communication skills (fluent German and English), both written and spoken
  • Interest in the field of IT security

We offer:

  • Extensive opportunities for further education and training
  • Discounts on monthly tickets for local public transport companies, bicycle rental systems and bicycle purchases
  • A diverse sports program with over 80 sports and a university-owned fitness studio
  • Social benefits according to TV-L (e.g., 30 days of vacation per year, paid leave on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, annual special payment, company pension scheme)
  • Employment at one of the leading international locations for IT security
  • Challenging tasks with a high level of personal responsibility within a dedicated team
  • Family-friendly working conditions (including flexible working hours, home office, on-campus childcare facility).

Further information:
The employment relationship is based on the collective agreement for public service employees of the federal states (TV-L). The classification is based on personal and tariff-related requirements and may vary. For more information, please visit:

Contact person for further information:
Dr. Patrick Schulte, Tel.: +49 234 32 27722
Eva-Maria Fromm, Phone: +49 234 32 29611

Unfortunately, travel expenses, accommodation costs and loss of earnings or other application costs for interviews cannot be reimbursed.

We look forward to receiving your application in the form of a single PDF document (max. 10 MB), quoting ANR 2045, by August 18, 2023 by email to the following address:

About Ruhr University Bochum:
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research universities in Germany. As a reform-oriented campus university, it uniquely combines the entire spectrum of major scientific fields in one place. The dynamic interaction of subjects and academic cultures offers researchers and students alike special opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

RUB stands for diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we promote the cooperation of heterogeneous teams and the professional path of people who are underrepresented in the respective fields of work. RUB explicitly encourages women to apply. In areas where they are underrepresented, they will be given preferential consideration with equal qualifications. We also welcome applications from people with disabilities.

General note: In case of using gender-assigning attributes we include all those who consider themselves in this gender regardless of their own biological sex.