Career Opportunities

Associate/Full Professor in Cybersecurity

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 23 Jul 2018 (Posted: 21 Jun 2018)
Organization/Organisation University of Guelph


Please reference AD #18-45

The School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in cybersecurity at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. The expected start date is January 1, 2019. Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent at the time of appointment, in computer science or related field.

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is the largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrollment of about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

School of Computer Science

The School of Computer Science is currently comprised of 24 faculty, 8 staff, about 850 undergraduate and 50 MSc and PhD students. It is expected to grow significantly in the next few years. Two additional faculty members with expertise in cybersecurity will join the School in September.

Current Programs

The School offers two majors, Computer Science and Software Engineering, as well as a three-year General Program. The honours majors are available with a Co-operative Education option. The MSc in Computer Science emphasizes both academic and applied research, and the PhD in Computational Sciences produces interdisciplinary scholars who are capable of tackling emerging problems in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, etc.

New Masters

The School is currently developing a new course-based MSc in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (expected launch date fall 2019). It will be unique with a core focus on threat intelligence, SIEM, intrusion prevention, malware analysis, computer forensics, and its attention to detail in the area of lab-supported learning. It will cover the most challenging and technical aspects of the cybersecurity field and deliver graduates with unique skill sets that are in high demand. The School has secured strategic partners, including Cisco Systems, IBM and McAfee. The building hosting the School is currently being completely renovated and will include a brand new physical lab that will serve as an academic version of a SOC.

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate is expected to devote approximately equal time to research and to teaching, as well as some time to service. Note that they are not expected to satisfy all the criteria below, and expectations are commensurate with faculty level.


The ideal candidate is an exceptional researcher in the field of cybersecurity, who has built an internationally recognized, sustained research program funded by tri-council agencies or equally prestigious funding agencies. They have an outstanding record of research, with recent research-based publications in top-tier venues. They have extensive supervision experience (graduate students, staff) on research-oriented projects. They will support the current MSc and PhD programs with graduate student supervision and world-class research in the field of cybersecurity.


The ideal candidate is an exceptional teacher, and has a record of high-quality teaching based on formal teaching evaluations and teaching awards. They will teach up to 3 courses per year, at all levels. In particular, they should be able to teach senior undergraduate courses in some of the following areas: networking, mobile computing, cloud computing, parallel and distributed computing, computer organization and architecture, operating systems and systems programming. They will also assist with the development and deployment of the new course-based MSc in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, and they will later help maintain and support this program.


The ideal candidate has extensive and recognized service experience. They will provide service to the School, College, University, and research community at large.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on July 23, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, interests, experiences, and course evaluations); (4) a research statement (including a summary of research achievements and a proposal for future research). Applications should be sent to the Faculty Search Committee: 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph acknowledges the Attawandaron people on whose traditional territory the University of Guelph resides and offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.


College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
School of Computer Science
Guelph, Canada


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