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Professorship (W3) for Cyber Security and Enterprise Security

Universität Potsdam. Potsdam, 21.06.2018

The Digital Engineering Faculty at the University of Potsdam hereby announces two joint professorships under the Jülich Model with the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH to be filled immediately:

W3-Professorship for Cyber Security and Enterprise Security

The professors will be responsible for establishing the master’s program in "Cyber Security" of the Digital Engineering Faculty and developing an internationally recognized center of excellence regarding research and teaching within the field of cyber security.
The professorship with the emphasis on enterprise security aims to develop a new generation of security strategies, methods and techniques for monitoring and defending extensive IT infrastructures, such as researching and developing complex company networks within businesses, institutions and authorities. The desired expertise should lie within relevant fields such as network security, firewall and intrusion detection/prevention and SIEM solutions, (big data) security analysis, penetration tests and security audits, and include cyber attack modeling, vulnerability analysis as well as cyber defense and reaction for large and complex business systems. Extensive knowledge and substantiated experience regarding the efficient processing and analysis of large volumes of security-relevant data are expected, in order to identify complex attacks and anomalies.
The qualified candidate will have outstanding abilities in the field of research/development including extensive experience therein. Furthermore, the candidate will have worked together with external partners from industry and economy and have had experience in the procurement of third-party research projects. In addition, the candidate will be able to show a special commitment to teaching and has the necessary experience for the development of the innovative "Cyber Security" master’s program.
For information contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze,
The joint professorship is being filled under the Jülich Model, with a teaching obligation of at least 8 hours per week at the University of Potsdam.
The following application requirements for professors must be documented in accordance with Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz, BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude, and a special ability for scientific work, as is typically documented by a dissertation project; comprehensive competences in science management and additional scholarly achievements as evidenced by a Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), a junior professorship or work as a research associate at an institution of higher education or an extramural research institution, or scholarly activity in the private sector, or in a similar social field, whether in Germany or abroad. The appointment procedure is conducted in accordance with Section 40 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act.
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from international candidates.
The University of Potsdam supports newly appointed professors with its Dual Career Service and coaching support:
Please submit your application and relevant documentation (presentation of your research interests, CV, copies of academic certificates and credentials, list of publications, list of courses taught, list of projects funded externally) until July 31, 2018 via email (in a single PDF file) to

Bewerbungsschluss: 31.07.2018