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Full Professorship (W3) for Security and Privacy

The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a


Full Professorship (W3) for Security and Privacy

(Successor of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Günter Müller)

in the Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering to be filled by April 1, 2017.

We welcome candidates with a research focus on resilient systems with an emphasis on security and privacy in network systems. Preferable, these research topics should be investigated within IT infrastructures that have a high social relevance such as power distribution systems, traffic systems, smart city or “Internet of Things”.

It is expected that the successful applicant will tightly cooperate with the members of the faculty of engineering, and will participate in the future center for sustainability and transformation and in the existing Centre for Security and Society. Further cooperation with local Fraunhofer institutes in the research fields of resilience and sustainability are welcome. The successful applicant should also play an active role in the planning and development of the Department for Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Concerning teaching, the professorship will participate in the planned bachelor and master of sustainable systems engineering as well as in the existing study programs in computer sciences and embedded systems engineering.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected.

The University of Freiburg seeks to increase the number of female scientific faculty members and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position. The university is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace.

Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

·         Curriculum vitae

·         Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications as well as references

·         Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the 3 most important publications

·         Research and project work and synopsis of future research vision

·         Teaching portfolio (the required form can be downloaded under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/lehrkompetenzportfolio-formblatt.doc )


In addition, we require the completed application form provided at http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/bewerbungsbogen_englisch.pdf. Please submit this form together with the abovementioned supporting documents by July 22, 2016 at the latest.


Please send your electronic application as a single PDF file (including the application form) to:

 The Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg, Germany, via the e-mail address dekanat@tf.uni-freiburg.de You will receive an electronic acknowledgement of receipt within one week.

Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments at http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/berufungsleitfaden-en.pdf. 

Contact person (faculty)

  Prof. Dr. Rolf Backofen
Tel. 203-7461,


Contact person (Office for Committees and Appointments)
 Tel. 0761 203 --4220
Date(s) of lectures open to university members
 January,1 / 11 and 13, 2017
Date of final session of appointment committee
Date recommendation of appointment committee was approved in the Senate
Date appointment was offered
Acceptance of appointment (date and name)




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