Applicants should have an excellent track record in research and teaching in at least one of the following areas:
- Cryptographic tools for privacy
- Differential privacy and private data analysis
- Machine learning and privacy
- Anonymous communication and censorship resistance
- Game theory approaches for privacy
- Data protection technologies
We are looking for a scientist with an internationally visible research profile, who complements already existing focus areas and actively participates in the development of the newly founded Faculty of Computer Science. We expect a willingness to cooperate with the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (a Research Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum) as well as an active role in current and planned projects, especially in the Cluster of Excellence "CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large Scale Adversaries". The Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy offers additional possibilities for collaboration.
Regarding the W1-Professorship (with Tenure Track W2): The position will be filled with a tenure track for the professorship to W2. If the evaluation is positive, the professorship will be appointed to a W2 position in an appropriately simplified procedure without a new announcement.The responsibilities of the future chair holder include participation in teaching in the courses of study in IT security and computer science. Excellent scientific qualification is required, usually evidenced by a doctorate of outstanding quality and top international publications as well as proof of special suitability for academic teaching. Also required is the willingness to participate in academic self-administration.
Regarding the W3-Professorship: The responsibilities of the future chair holder include participation in teaching in the courses of study in IT security and computer science. Excellent scientific qualification is required, usually evidenced by a doctorate of outstanding quality, top international publications, positive evaluation as a junior professor, habilitation or equivalent academic achievement as well as proof of special suitability for academic teaching. Also required is the willingness to participate in academic self-administration.
We expect furthermore:
- strong commitment in teaching,
- the readiness for interdisciplinary scientific work,
- willingness and ability to acquire third-party funded research projects or to participate in existing cooperations.
At RUB, we are committed to promote the careers of women and people of color in the areas in which they are underrepresented. We therefore encourage and welcome relevant applications as well as those from non-binary or gender-queer applicants. Applications from persons with disabilities or equal status are very welcome. Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, proof of special suitability for academic teaching, details of research interests, list of own third-party funding) are requested, if possible in digital form, by December 15, 2021 to the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Alexander May, e-mail: career(at)casa.ruhr-uni-bochum.de.
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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.