Open Positions

The Department of Computer Science and the School of Law at FAU invite applications for

10 PhD positions (m/f/d) (salary level 13 TV-L) in Computer Science (full time) and Law (part time, 75%)


1 postdoctoral position at the School of Law (m/f/d) (salary level 13 TV-L, full time)

within the Research Training Group 2475 „Cybercrime and Forensic Computing“ funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) commencing on October 1, 2019.

The Research Training Group aims to systematically analyse research questions arising from the interaction between computer science and criminal law. The principal investigators of this project offer expertise in the following areas:

  • Computer security, digital forensic science
  • Criminal law, criminal procedure, criminology
  • Theoretical computer science (logic, semantics, automata)
  • Pattern recognition, image processing, image forensics
  • Cryptography
  • Hardware-software-co-design

More information about possible research topics can be found at

Applicants should have an excellent academic record, hold an MSc, LL.M. or an equivalent university degree in computer science, law or related disciplines, and have the goal to finish a PhD degree within three years. Applicants for the postdoctoral position should hold a PhD in law.

FAU aims to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications, candidates with disabilities will take precedence.

Please submit your complete application documents by 12.6.2019 to Please mention in your application at least two research areas from the above list which you are specifically interested in. Interviews will commence between 3.7.2019 and 12.7.2019 in Erlangen. Further inquiries can be directed to Felix Freiling ( regarding positions in computer science and Hans Kudlich ( regarding positions in law.