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IACR News item: 24 March 2020

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
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Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities.
In the context of the Cluster of Excellence CASA (Cyber-Security in the Age of Large-ScaleAdversaries), 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.

    We expect:
  • Excellent scientific qualifications, usually proven by a Ph.D. 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). 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

    Closing date for applications:

    Contact: Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Musch

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