CISPA is currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member. It is consequently undergoing significant organizational changes, which are not yet reflected on this webpage.

For further information on the above mentioned founding process, please refer to the official press release by the State Chancellery of Saarland.

Recent News on the Transformation Process


The location of the first construction phase has been agreed upon. For further information, please refer to the official press release .

5. October 2015

CISPA, Saarland University is hiring two new professors with focus on IT security

We are expanding our CISPA faculty by hiring two new professors. We are looking for excellent applicants with a strong international standing from all theoretical and practical areas of IT-security and privacy.

Faculty Position (Professur, W3) for Computer Science
with focus on IT security
English ,

Faculty Position (Professur, W2) for Computer Science
with focus on IT security”
English ,

Collaboration with partners in the cross-border region SaarLorLux is explicitly supported as part of the “University of the Greater Region” project (http://www.uni- gr.eu/en/).

Outstanding scientific skills, management skills and excellent teaching skills combined with a strong dedication towards teaching are required. The scientific qualification should come with publications in the leading international IT-security conferences. The teaching language for Master studies and the graduate school is English. Participation towards establishing the CISPA center and especially the acquisition of projects is expected.

Aside from requirements by public sector employment law, necessary qualifications for hiring include a tertiary education, pedagogical suitability, the particular ability for scientific work, which is generally proven by the acquisition of a doctoral degree, as well as additional scientific achievements.