Tenure-track Faculty Openings at Computer Science MPIs

The Max Planck Institutes (MPIs) for Informatics, for Security & Privacy, and for Software Systems invite applications for tenure-track faculty in all areas of computer science. We expect to fill several positions.

A doctoral degree in computer science or related fields 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.

The institutes are part of a network of over 80 MPIs, Germany’s premier basic-research institutes. MPIs have an established record of world-class, foundational research in the sciences, technology, and the humanities. 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.

We maintain an international and diverse work environment and seek applications from outstanding researchers worldwide. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required for a successful career at the institutes.

Qualified candidates should apply using the application portal at https://apply.cis.mpg.de. The review of applications will begin on December 1st, 2023.

MPIs are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and global academic community, and consider qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, disability, ethnic or social origin, or any other legally protected status. We particularly encourage applications from groups that are underrepresented in computer science.  We welcome applications from dual-career couples and will do our best to try and accommodate their needs.

The initial tenure-track appointment is for six years. A permanent contract can be awarded upon a successful tenure evaluation in the sixth year.