Tenure Track Professor of Security & Privacy (f/m/d)

Technical University Graz

Job Overview

The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The research at the department covers a broad spectrum of topics that are reflected in our main research areas Biomedical Engineering, Safety and Security, Intelligent Systems, and Visual Computing. We are proud of our outstanding applied and basic research and stimulate interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our faculty fosters a close dialogue with industry and encourages the establishment of spin-offs.

The Department for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology invites applications for the position of a

Tenure Track Professor of Security & Privacy (f/m/d)

In Austria, the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) is the oldest research and educational institution with a technical background (founded in 1811). Over more than 200 years of innovative development, Graz University of Technology has built up a technology with tradition and a climate for rapid growth in research and studies. The university achieves top performance in its five fields of competence: Advanced Material Science; Human and Biotechnology; Information, Communication and Computer Science; Mobility and Production and Sustainable Systems. One of its unique selling points is its openness to intensive cooperation with other national and international universities, companies and research and scientific institutions worldwide.

The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering is proud of its internationally recognized image. It concentrates its research priorities in the following areas: Biomedical Engineering, Safety and Security, Intelligent Systems, and Visual Computing.

We are proud of our outstanding basic and applied research and support interdisciplinary projects. In addition, the faculty strives for interdisciplinary projects, maintains a close dialogue with science, industry and society and supports the foundation of spin-off companies

Job Description

We are looking for a candidate with proven scientific expertise in the field of Security & Privacy. The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Formal Methods and Security
  • Privacy Technologies
  • Systems Security
  • Usable Security & Privacy

The successful candidate will cover one of these fields or any other field in security & privacy that complements the existing strengths in the department. The professorship will be part of the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, which is an internationally visible research environment with more than 60 researchers in information security. The institute collaborates closely with research groups and industry partners around the globe. It is a central part of the recently established Cybersecurity Campus Graz, which unites basic research, education, technology transfer, and industry partners in cybersecurity all under one roof.

The new professor will build an internationally visible group, and will be an engaged teacher in the Computer Science programs at the Bachelors, Masters, and PhD level. At Graz University of Technology, undergraduate courses are taught in German or English and graduate courses are taught in English.


A completed university education with a doctoral degree (PhD)

  • Excellent scientific achievements
  • Integration in the international research community
  • Excellent didactic and pedagogical skills
  • Management and leadership abilities
  • Excellent command of English and command of German or the willingness to acquire it

We also value

  • International experience and
  • Experience with acquisition of research grants and/or industrial collaboration

We expect the successful candidate to transfer her or his residence to the area of Graz.

Our Offer

The advertised position is a tenure-track career position. After the conclusion of a qualification agreement, the job holder is appointed as an Assistant Professor. After a positive evaluation of the qualification agreement, the position will be turned into a permanent position as Associate Professor. After a further competitive procedure, a promotion to a Full Professor is possible.

We offer an internationally competitive salary based on the profile of the applicant. Classification: B 1 according to the collective agreement for university employees; the monthly salary for this use is currently 4,309.30 gross (14 per year), including overpayments, and social and health insurance.

Graz University of Technology provides excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community, combined with the outstanding living quality of the Graz area. We also support your partners career development through a dual career office and assist the relocation process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and academic staff, and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the university, preference will be given to women if applicants are equally qualified.

Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (Anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

How to apply

Interested applicants are requested to send a detailed application in electronic form, and should quote the position identification number 7050/20/035:

  • using the application form,
  • including a CV (with copies of diplomas),
  • a list of publications highlighting the 5 most important publications,
  • a research statement describing past and planned research activities (5 pages max.),
  • a teaching statement (5 pages max.) and evaluations of past teaching activities (if available).

The application should be sent to the Dean of the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering, Univ.-Prof. Roderick Bloem, Ph.D., at [email protected].

For further question, please contact Stefan Mangard.

Important Dates

The deadline for applications is 26 November 2020.

The hearings for the professorship will take place in the week of 08 February 2021. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.

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