Professorship of International and Cyber Security (100%)

The Hertie School is recruiting a Professor of International and Cyber Security. Security in the context of the position is understood broadly to include the body of technologies, political strategies, regulations and compliance, standards and practices aimed to protect critical infrastructure, networks, devices and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in analyzing international and cyber security through a governance perspective from any of the major social sciences (e.g., political science, economics, sociology and administrative sciences, law), and particularly welcome applications from scholars with a strong focus on international relations, conflict or security studies. We will also consider candidates with a strong affinity to technology including computational science and digitalization provided they have a background in the social sciences. Conversely, we are open to applications from social scientists entering the field of international and cyber security provided they present a credible research and teaching agenda.
 
The position is full-time and intended to be filled at the level of full professor, but particularly promising early career candidates are equally welcome to apply. The position is for up to six years, and may be extended after a performance review. More junior appointments are tenure-track, and subject to mid-term and tenure reviews. The expected start date is 1 September 2018. Please note that the position is contingent upon the availability of funds.
 
Applicants should hold or expect to receive a doctoral degree before the position begins. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate the capacity for independent research at the highest levels in their discipline, either through an established record of publication in top outlets or, for very early-career candidates, unpublished writing samples. The Hertie School seeks faculty with a commitment to intensive, high-quality teaching and innovative research of potential interest to the international scholarly community and policy-makers. Candidates are expected to show full commitment to working in an interdisciplinary, international environment with English as the language of instruction and operation.
 
The successful candidate will teach primarily in the School’s Master of International Affairs and contribute to the other Masters, Executive, and PhD programs at the School. He or she is also expected to take a role in the Hertie School’s Center for International Security Policy (CISP) and spearhead its research and outreach activities in the area of cyber security.
 
The deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2018. The Hertie School will review applications that include a letter of motivation and a current curriculum vitae (publication list, degrees earned, if applicable: positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. Candidates whose PhD was earned less than three years ago, should include three letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with their work. Applicants with more than three years of experience may list contact information for three references although letters are also welcome.
 
Please send your application to facultyrecruitment[at]hertie-school[dot]org, indicating where you found the advertisement. 
This endowed professorship is supported by the Stifterverband. 
For information about the Hertie School visit www.hertie-school.org
For questions about the position, please contact the President, Professor Helmut K. Anheier, PhD (anheier[at]hertie-school[dot]org).
 
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