Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Carleton University Canada

Academic Unit: Systems and Computer Engineering
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of Specialization: Cybersecurity
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Closing Date for Applications: Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for
a tenure track faculty appointment in Cybersecurity at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1,

We wish to hire outstanding faculty members with a passion for teaching, and with expertise and dynamic
research in the general area of cybersecurity, including but not limited to software security, hardware
security, cyber-physical systems security (automotive, aerospace, medical devices, etc.), Internet of
Things (IoT) security, SCADA security, and critical infrastructure protection. Ideal candidates will have
expertise and research interests in system-level security modeling and analysis, and have clear
understanding of the emergent nature of cybersecurity issues as they relate to the engineering of large and
complex systems. We will also look favourably upon candidates with experience or interests in formal
methods for security, security engineering, and security evaluation.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and
graduate levels are invited to apply. In addition to supervising students at the Master’s and Doctoral
levels, successful candidates will deliver early-year and advanced courses on computer systems and
cybersecurity, mentoring undergraduate students and supervising capstone projects, as well as delivering
graduate courses. The candidate is expected to contribute to efforts in program improvement, including
curriculum development, accreditation, and quality assurance reviews. The candidate will also be capable
of contributing to teaching and curriculum development for Carleton University’s Infrastructure
Protection and International Security (IPIS) program (

We encourage applicants possessing leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills who are eager to
build a strong, externally funded, visible, innovative, and internationally recognized research program in
cybersecurity to apply. In our quest to provide the best possible training opportunities for both our
undergraduate and graduate students, we will consider favorably candidates with an interest in innovative
teaching methods, in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to scientific research, with aptitudes
for building bridges with community, industry, and government agencies.
In fulfilling the position’s obligations towards teaching, research, and University service, the successful
candidate is expected to play an active role in continuing to grow Carleton University’s reputation and
capacity for teaching and research in cybersecurity. The candidate is expected to have a desire to promote
interest in young people, particularly those in underrepresented groups, in a technical, engineering career.


At the time of appointment, candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Software Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline. Candidates must show membership in a
Canadian professional engineering association, or evidence that membership in such an association can be
secured according to the accreditation criteria and procedures set by the Canadian Engineering
Accreditation Board.

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Systems and Computer Engineering is a research-intensive department and hosts a
large and active community of faculty members, instructors, and undergraduate and graduate students.
The Department participates in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs covering the
Electrical and Computer Engineering spectrum, including accredited Bachelor of Engineering degrees in
Software Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Communication Engineering, Biomedical and
Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D., M.A.Sc. (Masters of Applied Science) and
M.Eng. (Master of Engineering) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and in Biomedical
Engineering. The graduate programs are part of the Ottawa-Carleton Institutes for Electrical and
Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Full advantage is taken of the high concentration of
industry, government, and university technology organizations in the Ottawa area. For more information
about the Department, please visit:

Application Instructions:

Applicants should send one PDF document that includes: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a
list of publications), a five-year research plan, a teaching dossier, and the names of three referees. The
statement should describe how the applicant's experience will contribute to the department's mission,
including, their research record, teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches, teaching content,
mentoring and recruiting activities, community engagement, and experience working with diverse
communities. Applications should be sent electronically to Please indicate
in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Applicants who are selected for an interview will be asked to submit a teaching preference form.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of
excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the
further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First
Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or
gender identity and expressions. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as
possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be
given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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