The Department of Information Systems in the School of Business and Economics at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for an

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessur) in IT Security
(salary level W1)

This position comes with the option for tenure track, namely, the opportunity to qualify for a full professorship in the German-speaking university system. The appointment is initially for three years with the possibility of extension for another three years after a successful evaluation. After six years and a successful evaluation, the option for a full professorship (salary grade W2) will be provided.

The teaching load is an equivalent of 4 hours per week for the first three years and five hours per week thereafter. The supervision of PhD candidates is welcomed. Funding for the position will include funds for a PhD student for at least three years. Additionally, this post provides the opportunity to build a research programme; experience in funded research is valued. Possible research areas for this position include cryptography, data and network security, privacy, forensics, intrusion detection and prevention, malware analysis and organizational and economic aspects of information security and privacy.

Applicants should be fluent in English. German language skills are beneficial but not a prerequisite. Applicants should have a PhD degree in computer science, information systems or a related area. Moreover, applicants should be able to lead a research group and participate in departmental activities.

The application may be written in English or German. The following information is typically included in the application package: Description of the applicant's research and pedagogical qualifications as well as other qualifications; curriculum vitae; a complete list of publications; a plan for future work within the area of the announced position, both scientific and educational, if appointed.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Applications shall be sent electronically, no later than 31 December 2017, to:

or to:

Prof Dr Theresia Theurl
Dean of the School of Business and Economics
Universitätsstr. 14-16
D-48143 Münster

Inquiries about the position should be sent to Prof Dr Heike Trautmann,

Further details about the School of Business and Economics, the Department of IS and the European Research Center for Information Systems can be found at: (school) (department)