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W2 – Professorship Data Privacy and Security

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    Universität Leipzig
    Computer scienceOther
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    10/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/London
    Germany › Leipzig

At the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science the following professorship is to be filled at the earliest possible date:


W2 – Professorship Data Privacy and Security

The professorship is associated with the Data Science center ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable data analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig at the University of Leipzig, which is funded within the framework of the AI strategy of the Federal Government. This center involves various research projects within a graduate school on the basics and applications of artificial intelligence and knowledge processing. A high degree of willingness to cooperate and collaborate to strengthen the center is expected.

The faculty is looking for an internationally renowned scientist in the field of data privacy or computer security. With regard to the topic of privacy, we expect research experience in the field of privacy-preserving data analysis, in particular with machine learning methods and their application (privacy-preserving machine learning). Applicants in the area of computer security should have experience in the design and implementation of methods for detecting and defending against attacks on computer systems, especially with machine learning methods.

We expect teaching experience in computer science as well as an outstanding research track record with excellent international publications and successful acquisition of third-party research funding. The tasks of the professorship include teaching in all study programs of the Institute of Computer Science, especially in the Master's program Data Science. Teaching languages are German (basic courses) and English. We expect sufficient German language skills after an appropriate period.


Rights and obligations of the jobholder are within the Saxonian university law (Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz, SächsHSFG) and the Saxonian public service task regulation (Sächsische Dienstaufgabenverordnung, DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of § 58 SächsHSFG.


The University of Leipzig emphasizes the equality of women and men.

Handicapped applicants are encouraged to apply and given preference if equally qualified.


Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, academic career, lists of courses including available records of teaching evaluations, a list of supervised theses and dissertations, third-party funding, list of publication including the three most important publications, a teaching and research concept, certified copy of the certificate of the highest acquired academic degree) should be sent, by post or electronically as one PDF-document, to:

Universität Leipzig

Dekan der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik

Herrn Prof. Dr. Martin Middendorf

Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig


by no later than 10 July 2020.


Please note that it is not possible to guarantee confidentiality and rule out unauthorised access by third parties when communicating via unencrypted email.

Information about data protection in connection with the processing of personal data as required under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Applicants are hereby informed about the processing of their personal data.


The controller responsible for data protection within the meaning of the GDPR is

Leipzig University

Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik

Augustusplatz 10

04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32100

Email: fmi@uni-leipzig.de

Website: www.uni-leipzig.de


Contact details of the data protection officer:

Data protection officer

Augustusplatz 10

04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30081

Email: dsb@uni-leipzig.de


Purpose and legal basis of the processing of personal data:

Any data you provide us with in connection with your application will be processed only for the purposes of this selection process and, where appropriate, in preparation for your employment. The legal basis of the processing of your personal data for appointing civil servants/for employment-related purposes is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(e) in conjunction with (3), Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Sect. 111(6) of the Saxon Civil Servants Act (SächsBG) in conjunction with Sect. 4(1) Sentence 1 of the Saxon Data Protection Act (SächsDSG), and Sect. 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Insofar as you provide special categories of personal data during the application procedure within the meaning of Art. 9(1) GDPR (e.g. data concerning health, such as severely disabled status), that data will be processed so that you can exercise your rights in the field of employment and social security and social protection law and so that the controllers can carry out their obligations in this regard under employment and social welfare law (Art. 9(2)(b) GDPR).

Disclosure to third parties:

Your application documents will be made available to the members of the appointment committee, which is composed of representatives of Leipzig University, the participating Equal Opportunity Commissioner, the Disability Officer if involved, the appointment officer, external assessors, the Rectorate, the Faculty Council, the Faculty and University administration and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts (SMWK).


Personal data storage period:

The duration of the storage of personal data is governed by Sect. 11(4) of the Saxon Data Protection Implementation Act (SächsDSDG). This stipulates that data collected prior to the commencement of a service or employment relationship must be erased without undue delay as soon as it is established that a service or employment relationship will not be established. This does not apply if there is reason to believe that the erasure would harm the legitimate interests of the data subject. If your application is successful, your documents will be added to your personnel file.


Your rights:

You have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller with regard to your personal data:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object to data processing, where the data is collected based on Article 6(1) Sentence 1(e) or (f) (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection, Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 5, 01067 Dresden) (Art. 77 GDPR).


Obligation to provide data:

The provision of personal data is necessary to ensure the legality of the planned selection process. Failure to include relevant personal data in the application documents may result in your application not being considered for the post. Leipzig University’s legal requirements during the selection process result in particular from Art. 33(2) of the Basic Law (GG), the Constitution of the Free State of Saxony (SächsVerf), the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG), the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG), and budgetary law.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Computer Science
Augustusplatz 10

EURAXESS offer ID: 526595


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