Industrial Research Chair in Cybersecurity (JDI)

New Brunswick (CA)
19 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Academic Employment Opportunity
Faculty of Computer Science
UNB Fredericton 

Competition #:    #17- 46    
Closing Date:    Review of applications will begin on June 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.



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 J.D. Irving Limited (JDI).   JDI is a diverse group of performance-driven enterprises with over 15,000 employees in Canada and the US.  The company has operations in business units in Agriculture, Construction and Equipment, Consumer Products, Food, Forestry and Forestry Products, Retail Distribution, Shipbuilding and Industrial Fabrication, and Transportation and Logistics  

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, defining User Behavior Analytics (UBA), Internet of Things (IOT) Privacy and Security, consolidation of various regulatory frameworks. The other topics considered an asset for this position are Network and Systems Security, Information Security, Computer Security, Threat Modelling and Risk Analysis, Privacy Preserving/Enhancing Technologies, 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 (JDI)”)
Review of applications will begin on June 1st, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
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. 

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.