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 .

Faculty Job Openings

Open Faculty Positions

Tenure-track and Tenured Faculty

Applications are invited for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in all areas related to cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography.

A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research track record are required. Applicants are expected to pursue an internationally visible research agenda and to build up their research team. Candidates for senior positions must be internationally accomplished scientists.

The cybersecurity research center CISPA, currently in the founding process to join the German Helmholtz Association as a new member, provides a unique work environment that offers the advantages of a university department and a research laboratory alike: Faculty will be offered highly competitive research salaries and institutional funding; they enjoy academic freedom, and build and lead their team of PhD students and postdocs; they attract additional third-party funds, supervise doctoral theses, and are granted the opportunity to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. CISPA moreover offers outstanding technical infrastructure and administrative support.

CISPA is located in Saarbrücken, in the tri-border area of Germany, France, and Luxembourg. We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their complete application by June 30, 2017 for full consideration. However, applications will continue to be accepted until July 15, 2017.

The next application round for faculty positions at CISPA will start early 2018. The exact dates and deadlines will be published here as soon as they are fixed.

Qualified candidates should then apply using the secure application form .

In case of any questions, please contact Michael Backes at backes(aeht)cispa.saarland .

CISPA values diversity and is committed to equality. We provide special support for dual-career couples . Female researchers are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the previously mentioned founding process to join the Helmholtz Association, please refer to the official press release from the State Chancellery of Saarland (english version, german version also available).

For further information about the Helmholtz Association, please refer to the official webpage or Wikipedia .