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Canada Research Chair (Tier II): IT Security and Privacy - University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Business and Information Technology

16 Feb 2017 2:36 PM | Pierre-Jean Darres (Administrator)

Position: Canada Research Chair (Tier II): IT Security and Privacy, Associate or Assistant Professor tenure-track level

Organization: University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Unit: Faculty of Business and Information Technology




The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) – Tier 2 appointment in IT Security and Privacy with a focus on the security and privacy of personal information related to the infrastructure of the Internet of Things (IoT) and/or the security and privacy of the IoT infrastructure. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.


Required Skills

The following criteria apply to candidates applying for this position: 

  • Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates are normally no more than 10 years from completion of highest degree. Where applicable, candidates are encouraged to clarify how a career interruption impacted/delayed their record of achievement). For more information regarding CRC Program eligibility criteria, please consult the following webpage: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#nominees. CRC nominees are eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.
  • The Faculty requires that the candidate hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (i.e. Computer Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering) and should demonstrate extensive research experience in security and privacy issues relevant to IoT.

Required Experience

The Faculty seeks an exceptional researcher with an outstanding record of research excellence and publications in IT security and privacy.  The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential to lead in the emerging area of distributed IoT systems security and data transmission security. The ability to conduct a dynamic and world-class research program is evident through a track record of participating effectively in collaborative/interdisciplinary research teams, establishing successful research collaborations with academic and industry partners and securing external research funding. A potential for outstanding teaching contributions along with a commitment to attracting and mentoring graduate students is required along with excellent communication skills and an ability to contribute to diverse perspectives. Appointment to this tenure-track or tenured faculty position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant.


About UOIT

UOIT has a strong reputation as a leading-edge learning environment while delivering innovative research. UOIT advances the creation and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. UOIT's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through research collaborations with service organizations, NGO’s, industry and both formal and informal educational organizations.


UOIT is committed to and engaged in academic and research activities of international standards, especially those activities with strong potential to address issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Research activity has grown dramatically with a research profile that is both competitive with, and distinct from, other Canadian universities. UOIT provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers across the university as a whole are strongly encouraged. For detailed information please visit: http://research.uoit.ca/about/success-in-research/index.php.


About FBIT

FBIT offers honours undergraduate degrees in Commerce (with major/minor in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, organizational behaviour and human resource management, and marketing, and minor in operations and supply chain management) and Information Technology (with majors in game development and entrepreneurship, networking and IT security). We offer a MBA, and a Master of IT Security (MITS) degree, and a unique combination of the MBA/MITS. MSc and PhD programs in Computer Science are offered jointly by the Faculties of Business and IT, Engineering and Science. Information about the Faculty of Business and IT can be found at: http://www.businessandit.uoit.ca/.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017 until a suitable candidate is found.

Interested scholars are invited to submit an electronic application package consisting of the following through a https://hr.uoit.ca/working_at_uoit/careers/career-opportunities-postings/external-career-opportunities.php :

  • Cover letter addressing how your career achievements align with the CRC criteria.
  • Current curriculum vitae including a list of publications (If applicable, explain any career interruptions that might have affected research productivity);
  • A concise research proposal;
  • A one-page teaching statement; and
  • The names and contact information of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference.


UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. UOIT is committed to equity in our allocation of Canada Research Chairs and will give priority to candidates who are women and/or of aboriginal heritage. The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chair holders to work in Canada have been established by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Nominated NSERC Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be found at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/.


UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department.

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