Professorships in Computer Science (W2 tenure-track W3) (m/w/d)

The newly established Faculty of Computer Science has several tenure-track or tenured openings. The positions are part of a concerted effort to strengthen the existing faculty and to foster collaborations with the recently established Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP). We welcome outstanding applicants from all areas of computer science, including but not limited to:

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Science (Data Mining, Machine Learning, Big Data)
  • Computer Architecture
                extent: full-time
                beginning: as soon as possible
                closing date: 29.07.2022

                    Appointments will be made on the W2 level with tenure track to W3. Salaries and working conditions are internationally competitive. Conditions:

                    Bochum offers a vibrant environment for computer science research. Candidates are expected to cooperate with MPI. We offer additional collaboration possibilities with the Cluster of Excellence "Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA)", and our partner universities from the University Alliance Ruhr (TU Dortmund and University Duisburg-Essen). There is also ample opportunity to interact with Bochum’s well-developed start-up community, which includes a dedicated incubator. Our working language is English, knowledge of German is not required. Ruhr-University Bochum offers a family-friendly environment.

                    Candidates are expected to show:

                    • An interest and commitment to building up the computer science faculty
                    • the willingness to engage in interdisciplinary scientific work and
                    • leadership experience

                    Candidates are asked to apply with the following documents: curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement, copies of diplomas (in official English or German translation), list of publications, and list of own third-party funding.

                    Applications in PDF format should be sent by July 29, 2022, to the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Alexander May, e-mail:

                    Further information can be found on our homepage at

                          The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is Ruhr-Universität Bochum’s declared aim.

                          The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

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