Universität Liechtenstein - Hilti Chair for Data and Application Security - Frist: 15.09.2017

The University of Liechtenstein invites applications for the new Hilti Chair for Data and Application Security at the rank of full professor. The chair is an endowed chair located at the Institute of Information Systems. While the chair will benefit from its relations to Hilti as a leading global company (see: the chair will be independent in all its activities. Applicants must have superior academic credentials, including a record of scholarly impact evidenced by journal and conference publications, excellent teaching ability, and a record in professional academic and institutional service.

The chair will have the opportunity to build a world-class research group focusing on data and application security in one of the most livable and beautiful areas of Europe. Liechtenstein is a prosperous highly entrepreneurial economic area in the heart of Europe. The dynamic alpine micro state is home to people from over 100 nationalities, and the country has one of the highest gross domestic products per capita worldwide. It has a diversified economy focusing on both product and service innovation, and it is home to headquarters of leading international companies as well as a lively scene of start-up companies (see:

The chair will make important contributions to foster cyber security as a foundation for digital innovation and transformation, and will collaborate closely with the other research groups at the department, such as Business Process Management, Technology and Innovation, and Data Science. The chair will also collaborate with neighboring disciplines at the university, such as law, finance, and entrepreneurship, and it will establish strong relations to leading scholars and practitioners in the rea of cyber security around the world. The chair will be responsible for developing and leading a major in data and application security as part of our information systems master`s program and is expected to conduct high quality research and publish in internationally renowned academic journals. The chair will further be expected to develop strong ties to the regional industry through intensive knowledge transfer, and to develop a strong portfolio of executive education in data and application security.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: development and assessment of strategies and policies for data and application security, predictive modeling in forensics, malware detection, development of secure, embedded platforms, secure public cloud computing, secure network computing, security engineering and application development, and security protocols and organizational processes. Technologies like blockchain, machine learning, and advanced encryption will be part of the research portfolio of the Hilti Chair for Data and Application Security. Good knowledge of the German language will allow the candidate to successfully engage with our regional partners, and we expect candidates who do not speak German to learn the language within a period of three years.

The University of Liechtenstein is a state university according to Swiss standards, accredited by AAQ (Swiss Agency of Accreditation and Quality Assurance) and a member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). With over 50 years of tradition the institution has established excellent relations both nationally and internationally. The University of Liechtenstein is an inspiring place providing an entrepreneurial environment that fosters innovation across all areas of our work. The Institute of Information Systems is home to more than 30 information systems researchers, including six professors and renowned international visiting staff. Members of the institute have published in international top journals including European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, and MIT Sloan Management Review, and they have been awarded numerous international awards recognizing achievements in research, education, and transfer (see:

We offer a highly competitive salary, a dynamic collegiate environment with locally and internationally active researchers, as well as close cooperation with partners at other universities, governmental agencies, and industry. Our academic community works in a vibrant and innovative setting.

We seek for candidates who bring the ability, passion, and motivation to actively build a group of both regional and international impact. The University of Liechtenstein is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continue increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, it encourages suitably qualified women to apply.

Please send your application including a motivation letter, a full CV, a full list of publications, and a statement on research, teaching, and transfer by mail before the 15th of September 2017 to:


University of Liechtenstein

Mag. Christoph Jenny

Director of the Administrative Department for Human Resources

Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz

Contact and detailed information:

Hilti Chair for Business Process Management

Head of the Institute, Institute of Information Systems

Telephone: +423 265 13 00