Professor of International and Cyber Security

Hertie School of Governance

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin
A European Professional School for Public Policy is recruiting a

Professor of International and Cyber Security

Open Rank
Funded by NXP

The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. Our international faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offer analytically challenging and practice-oriented courses in governance, policy analysis, management, and leadership. As a professional school, the Hertie School faculty has a strong commitment to high-quality teaching. Our goal is to help students grow intellectually in a professional, research-intensive environment, characterised by public debate and engagement.

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 unauthorised access. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in analysing 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). We 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 digitalisation 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 promising early career candidates are also 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 Master of International Affairs programme and contribute to the other master’s, executive, and PhD programmes at the School. He or she is also expected to take a role in the Hertie School’s Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) and spearhead its research and outreach activities in the area of cyber security.

We offer an internationally competitive salary in line with the candidate’s qualifications, excellent working conditions, a vibrant research environment, and a lively community of policy debate in the political heart of Germany.

The Hertie School particularly encourages applications from female scholars and from candidates with international backgrounds.

The deadline for submission of applications is 31 January 2018. The Hertie School will review applications which 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.

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This endowed professorship is supported by the Stifterverband.

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For questions about the position, please contact the President, Professor Helmut K. Anheier, PhD (

Strict confidentiality in the application process is assured. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer.