The Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is committed to excellence in research and teaching. The research at the department covers a broad spectrum of topics that are reflected in our main research areas “Biomedical Engineering,” “Safety and Security,” “Intelligent Systems,” and “Visual Computing.” We are proud of our outstanding applied and basic research and stimulate interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our faculty fosters a close dialogue with local industry and encourages the establishment of spin-offs.

Tenure Track Female Professorship in Cryptography

We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a research focus on cryptography. The position is open for all aspects of cryptography ranging from the design and analysis of cryptographic primitives/protocols to application and implementation aspects.  We offer an interesting research environment, research questions with practical relevance, and integration in a motivated team of researchers and developers.

To increase the proportion of female academic personnel in the position of professor at Graz University of Technology, the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering is seeking to fill

a tenure track professorship for the field of Cryptography pursuant to § 99 para. 5 of the Universities Act for women.

The position, is initially restricted to six years as a University Assistant with Doctorate, 40 hours per week and the successful candidate is expected to start on 01.04.2019, at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications.

Upon agreement on a qualification agreement, the candidate will be appointed as assistant professor. As soon as the qualification agreement has been fulfilled, the position will be converted into a tenured position as associate professor.

Required academic qualification

  • PhD in Computer Science or a related field

The successful candidate should also possess the following qualifications:

  • Research focus on an area of cryptography that strengthens the existing research at the institute
  • Excellent scientific track record with publications at international top conferences/journals
  • Motivation, experience and didactic skills for teaching in English
  • Experience in the acquisition or management of research projects
  • Well established in the international scientific community

The position will involve the following duties:

  • Research in cryptography
  • Establishing an independent research group
  • Scientific publications at international top conferences/journals
  • Acquisition and management of third party funding for research (EU, FFG, FWF, industrial projects)
  • Supervision of students
  • Independent teaching in the bachelor and master programs
  • Academic administration

The position will be paid according to category B1 of the collective agreement for employees of Austrian universities, stipulating a gross salary of € 4.111,70 (14 x per year).

Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. People with disabilities and who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply.

Applications with relevant documents (curriculum vitae incl. copy of all certificates, summary of scientific work in teaching and research) should be submitted, preferably by email, to and should quote the position identification number.

The hearings for this position will take place in the weeks from 4 February to 15 February 2019. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period. For further question, please contact Frank Kappe (

Application deadline: 3 December 2018                   Position identification number: 7050/18/013

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Roderick Bloem


Frank Kappe


The hearings for this position will take place in the weeks from 4 February to 15 February 2019. Candidates should be available for interviews in this period.


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