Career Opportunities

Industrial Research Chair in Cybersecurity (NB Power)

Deadline (Review)/Date limite (Revue) 1 Jun 2018 (Posted: 25 Apr 2019)
Organization/Organisation University of New Brunswick
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The Faculty of Computer Science invites applications for a tenure-track Industrial Research Chair in cybersecurity to be established in the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity of the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick, in partnership with NBPower, a fully integrated electrical utility. The Chair will be expected to build a strong research program, in collaboration with the industrial partner, supervise graduate and undergraduate students, and be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Cybersecurity.

The Chair will focus on cybersecurity and privacy research. Possible research areas and critical areas of examination for the Chair include, but are not limited to, addressing the security challenges within the utility of converging the business IT and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Network and Systems Security, Information Security, Computer Security, Threat Modelling and Risk Analysis, Privacy Preserving/Enhancing Technologies, Internet of Things (IOT) Privacy and Security, Cloud Privacy and Security, Blockchain and related technologies, Cybercrime, Human-centric Cybersecurity, and Cyberspace governance and policy.

The Chair position will be filled by a researcher with a demonstrated record of teaching and research excellence in an area of cybersecurity relevant to the Chair research focus. Experience in research collaboration with industry is highly desirable. Candidate must have a proven track record of scientific skills, academic/scholarly productivity, and industry collaborations in cybersecurity; and an earned doctorate in Computing Science or in other relevant disciplines such as Social Science, Science, or Applied Science. Depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate, the appointment will be tenure-track at the rank of either assistant or associate professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in the development of the application to the NSERC Industrial Research Chair program (see The establishment of the Chair and appointment to the Chair position are contingent on approval of the NSERC Chair. The NSERC Chair appointment is for an initial five-year period with possibility for renewal for a second five-year period.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three referees, a one-page statement of research interests, and copies of three relevant technical publications to:

Dr. Luigi Benedicenti, Dean
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick< P.O. Box 4400
550 Windsor Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Email: (with subject line marked as: “CIC Industrial Research Chair Position (NBPower)”)

Review of applications will begin on June 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will be required to obtain a Government of Canada security clearance of Secret (Level II). Applicants may be required to submit an application for additional security screening as part of the selection process; further information will be provided as needed.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Dr. Luigi Benedicenti, Dean
Faculty of Computer Science
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
550 Windsor Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Fredericton, Canada


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