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Professorship (f/m/d) for IT Security (W2)

University of Cologne
Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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The University of Cologne invites applications for a

Professorship (f/m/d) for IT Security (W2)

in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, starting at earliest convenience.

The position is part of a hiring initiative that is a result of a successful application of the University of Cologne for the build-up of the Excellence Start-Up Center GATEWAY (ESC GATEWAY) at the University of Cologne. The initiative is funded by the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization, and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The University of Cologne aims to foster entrepreneurial thinking and acting in outstanding research areas.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks to expand its competence in the area of IT security. In this context, the development of methods and their application to solutions of industrial problems in research, teaching and knowledge transfer, in particular, the foundation of start-ups is desired. Ideally, the candidate already has related experience; otherwise the successful applicant explains her*his future potential in detail in the application documents. It is desired that the candidate’s research and teaching relates to themes that are of relevance for start-ups or spin-offs (whenever this is reasonable).

The successful candidate has a proven track record of high-quality scientific publications in one of, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Cryptography and its protocols
  • Quantum and post-quantum cryptography
  • Software security
  • Security of embedded systems
  • Security of the Internet of Things and of cyber physical systems
  • Security of autonomous systems and related technologies

We expect the candidate to interact with existing research areas of the department and to foster interdisciplinary work and knowledge transfer, in particular the foundation of start-ups. Facilities for high performance computing are available at the IT Center (RRZK) at the University of Cologne.

The successful candidate has a proven track record of high-quality research and teaching. He or she has exceptional potential to develop the area of entrepeneurship and knowledge transfer at the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Experience in the successful acquisition of third-party funding is beneficial.

The successful candidate represents computer science in research and teaching and contributes actively to the program in “Mathematics” and “Economathematics” of the Department of Mathematics and Computer science as well as the planned master program “Data Science and Scientific Computing” – by providing courses in the intersection of computer science, technology transfer and entrepreneurship /entrepreneurial culture. Within a reasonable period of time (max. 2 years), a non-German-speaking successful candidate is expected to acquire proficiency in German to be able to teach at the bachelor level. An active contribution to the Center of Data and Simulation Science (CDS) is expected. The candidate is expected to become an active member of the ESC GATEWAY creating a strong link between Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and ESC GATEWAY. This includes active participation and support of planning and implementation of measures to promote entrepreneurship and start-ups at the University of Cologne. The successful candidate is expected to strongly engage within the concept “Data Science” agreed by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, to which the institutes for Mathematics and Computer Science contribute equally.

Further responsibilities of the position include an active participation in the service activities of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science as well as to academic self-administration.

The recruitment requirements according to Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW) apply. As a rule, the teaching load comprises nine semester hours per week (i.e., two hours per week is one 90-minute course per semester). A candidate’s own prior transfer or entrepreneurial experience (e.g., own start-up experience, mentoring or coaching of a university start-up, transfer or entrepreneurship-related teaching/research experience in collaboration with the industry) is desirable and advantageous.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and given priority in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please apply with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications and teaching activities, copies of certificates of academic examinations and appointments) via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) no later than September 22, 2020. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.



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