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Position Announcement

Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Openings at Max Planck Institutes

The Max Planck Society is looking to fill multiple faculty positions at the Max Planck Institutes for Informatics (Saarbrucken), Software Systems (Saarbrucken and Kaiserslautern), and Security and Privacy (Bochum) and invites applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science, including CPS and embedded systems.

The institutes offer a unique environment that combines the best aspects of a university department and a research laboratory: Faculty enjoy full academic freedom, lead a team of doctoral students and post-docs, and have the opportunity to teach university courses; at the same time, they enjoy ongoing institutional funding in addition to third-party funds, a technical infrastructure unrivaled for an academic institution, as well as internationally competitive compensation.

The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required for a successful career at the institutes.

Position Description

A doctoral degree in computer science or related areas and an outstanding research record are required. Successful candidates are expected to build a team and pursue a highly visible research agenda, both independently and in collaboration with other groups.

Qualified candidates should apply on our application website ( To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15th, 2019.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply. The Max Planck Society is also committed to increasing the number of employees with severe disabilities in its workforce. Applications from persons with severe disabilities are expressly desired.

The initial tenure-track appointment is for five years; it can be extended to seven years based on a midterm evaluation in the fourth year. A permanent contract can be awarded upon a successful tenure evaluation in the sixth year.