Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things

Montréal, Quebec (CA)
16 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Concordia University

Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things

Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

Ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada, the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 230 professors. With 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs, the School’s research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. For more information on the School, please visit:

The Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and training of graduate students, offering master’s degrees in Information Systems Security and in Quality Systems Engineering, and a PhD degree in Information and Systems Engineering.

The Institute has 23 faculty members active in various areas of Information Systems Engineering, Information Systems Security, and Quality Systems Engineering. For more information about the Institute see:  

The Institute seeks an outstanding candidate for the Gina Cody Research Chair position in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor level in the aforementioned areas or in other related areas may also be considered. The five-year research chair is renewable and comes with an attractive research package.  The successful candidate shall be internationally recognized as a leader in the field of Cybersecurity and Internet of Things and possess a strong expertise in several of the following areas: cyber-security, cyber-physical systems, IoT security, cellular IoT, consumer and industrial IoT, advanced networking in IoT, edge computing, IoT for smart cities, and big data in IoT with a demonstrated ability to work in collaborative multidisciplinary settings. Applicants must hold a PhD in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related engineering field.  She/he shall have an excellent track record in leading major research initiatives, attracting strong external funding, supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and committed to excellence in teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, the applicant must demonstrate an original and innovative research program of the highest quality, and evidence of developing and maintaining research collaborations. Membership or eligibility for membership in a Canadian professional engineering association, preferably in the province of Quebec, is required. The language of instruction at Concordia is English; however, knowledge of French is an asset.

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All applications must include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and names of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by February 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate has been identified. Only short-listed applicants are notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2019 or shortly thereafter.
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Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada  
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada