Professorship (W3) in the field of
Software Security (Ref. No. P-19-02)

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics seeks applications for the head of the future Institute of Software Security. The position is linked to, a programme of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg for strengthening Computer Science, and will begin in the 2020/2021 winter semester. The successful candidate is expected to take forward research on secure and dependable software systems from foundations in Computer Science to applications in security-relevant domains. Qualified applicants are expected to have an excellent track record in this area. We particularly welcome candidates with a background in the technical aspects of secure software systems, including but not necessarily limited to one or more of the following aspects:

• Methods for modelling, realization and evaluation of secure and dependable software systems,
• Execution integrity,
• Trusted computing, secure boot,
• Side channel-aware and -resistant software,
• Security testing, fuzzing.

As the head of the future Institute of Software Security, the successful candidate is expected to offer courses in Computer Science and related degree programmes at both undergraduate and graduate level and to engage in further development of the curricula offered by TUHH. The ability to teach undergraduate courses in German is of advantage.

For questions, please contact the Head of Administration, Mr. Klaus J. Scheunert, phone 00 49 (0)40 42878-3002 and e-mail, or Dr. Johannes Harpenau, Head of Research Coordination, phone 00 49 (0)40 42878-3574 and e-mail

TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. It is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

TUHH expressly recognizes qualifications and accomplishments in academic teaching.

The legal framework of the Federal Republic of Germany applies (in Hamburg the law is applied pursuant to Section 15 HmbHG). Applicants over the age of 50 cannot expect to be employed as civil servants.

The deadline for applications is August 30, 2019, please upload your application.

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