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Fulbright - St Pölten University of Applied Sciences Visiting Professor of Computer Science and Security

DEADLINE September 16
STARTING DATE October 2020 or March 2021
LOCATION St Pölten University of Applied Sciences
COMMENTS This grant is generously funded by the host institution

Location: St Pölten University of Applied Sciences. St Pölten is a city with 54.000 inhabitants located 50 miles west of Austria's capital Vienna. The city is in convenient commuting distance to Vienna with excellent connection to public transportation (25 minute train ride from Vienna with trains departing from Vienna every 30 minutes). The University of Applied Sciences is only 12 minutes walking distance from the train station and city center.

Benefits: €5,000 per month, a travel grant of €1,000, and health and accident insurance. Housing costs are paid by the grantee.

Language: Lecturing is in English. Some knowledge of German is advantageous but not required.

Eligibility: All applicants must have US Citizenship.
(US Green Card, Permanent Residency or Residency Permit is not sufficient)

Qualifications: Open to faculty of all academic ranks with an appropriate terminal agree. Teaching and research experience in relevant fields is preferred.

Grant Activity: A flexible combination of teaching and research activities that entails at least two class sessions (90 minutes each) per week in one of the degree programs offered at St Pölten University of Applied Sciences in the field of information security. Grant related activities may also include advising or supervising advanced students as well as developing joint research projects with faculty. The format and content of individual courses are negotiated on a consensual basis with the host institution, contingent upon its needs and the grantee's interests and expertise. The department of IT Security and Data Science is seeking individuals that are also open to making an active contribution to the research conducted and the department as well as to publishing jointly written research papers.

Specialization(s): IT Security/Information Security or Data Science. Specializations may include subjects such as digital forensics, network security, secure software development, industrial security, security management, privacy, big data, data science, machine learning, intelligence driven security.

Comments: The St Pölten University of Applied Sciences offers Bachelor programs in IT Security and Data Science and a Master's Program in Information Security. We are seeking candidates with expertise related to the areas of specialization as stated above. Please consult the institution's website for more information about the Department of Computer Science and Security.

Contact Information: Potential candidates can contact Jürgen Hörmann at the International Offic for further questions pertaining relocating to Austria. For questions related to the field of research and the academic work conducted as part of the grant kindly contact Simon Tjoa.

Recipients of this award

  • Chao-Hsien Chu, Pennsylvania State University, 2019-20