Research Chair in Cyber Security Ryerson University

NSERC Canada Research Chair in Cyber Security (Tier 1 or Tier 2)

 

Build a research program that develops a critical mass of excellent research in Cyber Security

 

Ryerson University invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Tier 1 or Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Cyber Security. Tier level will be determined according to the candidate’s experience and eligibility. 

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Cyber Security addresses ways of protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation. Located in the downtown core of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Ryerson is ideally situated in the heart of Canada’s retail and financial services industries and among the head offices of businesses particularly affected by this issue. Toronto also hosts a proliferation of high-tech start-ups whose goal is to develop technologies that ensure data protection. This position will benefit immensely from this context. 

Responsibilities 
Responsibilities will include building a research program that develops a critical mass of excellent research in the area, and shows potential for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and capacity for growth of Graduate Programs; teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and engagement in collegial service. 

The selected candidate will be nominated by Ryerson University to apply for the Government of Canada’s CRC Program. Appointment with the University is conditional upon the successful award of a CRC to the candidate. 

Qualifications 
Candidates will have a strong research profile (e.g., evidence of an emerging scholarly record, ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program), evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, and a capacity for collegial service.

The following are expectations of an ideal candidate for the position:

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated expertise in Cyber Security;
  • Strong research profile with evidence of peer-reviewed publications/contributions and external grants (and/or participation in group grants and/or ability to attract multi-centre grants) of an internationally competitive calibre; and evidence of commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in their research;
  • Strong record of effective student research training which demonstrates how the candidate upholds the values of equity, diversity and inclusion in such training and team building;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program;
  • Evidence of research collaborations or strong potential/ability to attract industrial collaborative initiatives, with demonstrated attention to equity, diversity and inclusion in those collaborations or initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience in undergraduate course development and teaching; and
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach key fundamentals of Cyber Security.

 

The successful candidate will be appointed at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level, and will develop, with Ryerson University, the CRC application for the October 2018 deadline, with the goal of being appointed as a CRC by July 2019. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The successful nominee must be approved by CRC and will be offered a tenure-track position in the appropriate academic unit(s) that best fits their expertise. 

Please visit the full posting on the Ryerson website at http://bit.ly/2FNnWo6 for more information about this opportunity, how to apply and the criteria of the CRC Program. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on April 23, 2018.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

As an employer, we are working towards a people-first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.


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