Professor of Cybersecurity

University of Klagenfurt Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC) and the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity 
Universitätsprofessur  | Vollzeit
Bewerbungsfrist:  18. Juni 2023
Kennung: 250/2-PERS/23


The University of Klagenfurt wants to attract more women for professorships.

We are pleased to announce the following open position of a

Professor of Cybersecurity

(all genders welcome) at the Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC) and the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Technical Sciences, in compliance with either the provisions of § 98 or § 99  Austrian Universities Act.

This is a full-time position available from 1st of March 2024. The decision on either § 98 (unlimited term) or § 99 (five years fixed term) depends on the candidates’ qualifications and will be made upon appointment.

The University of Klagenfurt, with approximately 1,500 employees and over 12,000 students, is located in the Alps-Adriatic region and consistently achieves excellent placements in major international rankings. The motto “per aspera ad astra” underscores our firm commitment to the pursuit of excellence in all activities in research, teaching and university management. The principles of equality, diversity, health, sustainability and compatibility of work and family life serve as the foundation for our work at the university.

In accordance with its key strategic road map, the Development Plan, the university’s primary guiding principles and objectives include the pursuit of scientific excellence in relation to the appointment of professors, favourable research conditions, a good faculty-student ratio, and the promotion of the development of young scientists.

The professorship will be located both at the Digital Age Research Center ( and the Faculty of Technical Sciences (, within the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity ( The involved departments provide a vivid, friendly, and research-oriented environment. We are looking for a highly qualified and internationally recognized scientist with high engagement in developing and sustaining an ambitious and innovative research programme. The professor will be involved in teaching in a variety of degree programmes, including the international Master Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.


The duties of the position include:

  • Representing the field of Cybersecurity in research and teaching
  • Teaching in relevant degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral level, both in English and German, as well as supervision of student projects and academic theses
  • Advising and mentoring of students and early career researchers
  • Competitive research grant acquisition and management
  • Interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Contribution to the special focus area of Humans in the Digital Age
  • Collaboration with industry partners
  • Participation in university self-governance
  • Participation in third mission and public relations activities


  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in Computer Science or a relevant neighbouring field
  • Excellent research and publications in Cybersecurity, including theoretical and technical foundations
  • Experience in the acquisition and management of competitive third-party funded research projects
  • Visibility in the international research community
  • Teaching competence and experience at university level
  • Experience in the (co-)supervision of academic theses
  • Potential for interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Fluency in English

Erwünscht sind

  • Interdisciplinary experience
  • Excellent scientific dissemination skills
  • International experience
  • German language skills
  • Experience with academic management duties
  • Competence in leadership and management of teams
  • Competence in gender mainstreaming and diversity management


German language skills are not a formal prerequisite, but proficiency at level B2 is expected within two years.

The remit of the professorship requires that the future professor will establish Klagenfurt as their primary place of work.

The university is committed to increasing the number of women among the academic staff, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications from qualified women. Among equally qualified candidates, women will receive preferential consideration.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who meet the qualification criteria are explicitly invited to apply.

The salary is subject to negotiation. The minimum gross salary for the position at this level (salary group A1 for University Staff according to the Austrian Universities’ Collective Bargaining Agreement) is currently € 81.575 per year.

In accordance with the Austrian Income Tax Act an attractive relocation tax allowance can be granted for the first five years in the case of appointments to professorships in Austria. The prerequisites are subject to examination on a case by case basis.

Please submit your application in English by e-mail no later than 18 June, 2023 to, including:

  • a mandatory principal part not exceeding five pages ( The submission of the mandatory principal part mentioned above constitutes a necessary condition for the validity of your application.
  • one single PDF including:
    • a letter of motivation (including plans for interdisciplinary collaborations)
    • a detailed scientific CV
    • a comprehensive list of publications, talks, and of all courses taught
    • a research statement
    • a teaching statement (including a statement on remote teaching)
    • supplementary documents where applicable (e.g., course evaluations)
    • links to publicly available versions of your three most important publications within the scope of this professorship

For general information please refer to the information leaflet provided at For specific information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Faber (Tel.: +43 463 2700 3712;

The University of Klagenfurt will not reimburse applicants’ travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.