Faculty Position in Computing: Cyber Security Queen’s University

The School of Computing at Queen’s University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant (tenure-track), Associate or Full Professor (tenured) that centers on cyber security. Start date is January 2025 or earlier. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Candidates shall have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, or a related discipline completed at the start date of the appointment. The ideal candidate will demonstrate that they are an outstanding scientist and educator. The preferred candidate must demonstrate comprehensive research expertise that complements existing research areas in the School of Computing. The candidate will build on and extend the School’s existing research strengths in cybersecurity.

The main criteria for selection are (i) demonstrated commitment to academic and teaching excellence in a post-secondary computing education environment and curriculum development experience; and (ii) a demonstrated capacity for exceptional research in cyber security. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellent teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, service and administration, and research or scholarship. Support for course development and delivery as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning will be provided to the successful candidate by the Faculty of Arts and Science and through the Queen’s Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that shapes our collective knowledge and helps address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, Queen’s offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our students and faculty while a core part of our mission is to engage in international learning and research.

In 2023, for the third year in a row, Queen’s University has ranked in top 10 globally Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, securing the position of third worldwide and first in North America. The rankings measured over 1,700 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

From Nobel Prize-winning research exploring the building blocks of the universe to cancer care and treatment to sustainable technologies, our university is tackling humanity’s most pressing challenges.

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Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Employees also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children.  Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave.  In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. Details are set out in the Queen’s-QUFA Collective Agreement. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

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The University is situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe, in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural and creative opportunities, with access to many natural areas and proximity to vibrant First Nations Communities including Tyendinaga and Akwesasne. Kingston is a unique Canadian city of 125,000 with a distinct blend of history, recreation, industry, and learning. Kingston offers waterfront living with many recreational opportunities. It is within a two-and-a-half hour drive (two-hour train ride) to the commercial, industrial and political hubs of Toronto, Montreal, and the nation’s capital, Ottawa, and a thirty minute drive from the international bridge linking Ontario and upstate New York. The city is also the origin of the historic Rideau Canal system – a UNESCO International Heritage site, and is close to Frontenac Provincial Park, the Thousand Islands National Park, and the Frontenac Arch UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Queen’s University Biological Station, north of the city, encompasses 34 km2 of diverse lands, affording premier learning and research opportunities. Visit Inclusive Queen’s for information on equity, diversity and inclusion resources and initiatives.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in enhancing the teaching and development of a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate security courses, while also taking on the responsibility of supervising MSc and PhD students engaged in cutting-edge cybersecurity research. The School of Computing offers a dedicated security option at the undergraduate level, and the School boasts an NSERC CREATE Cybersecurity Program at the graduate level. Moreover, the selected candidate will become a member of the Queen’s Centre for Security and Privacy (QCSP) – a university‐wide, multidisciplinary research center, and have ample opportunities to collaborate on interdisciplinary research projects involving experts from various departments, including Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Business, while making full use of the advanced digital research infrastructure available at the Queen’s Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC). In addition to these collaborations, the candidate will be working alongside cybersecurity specialists from the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • contribute to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the programs in the School of Computing;
  • lead and conduct globally recognized research in the area of cybersecurity;
  • work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-focused environment; and
  • provide effective service contributions to the School, the Faculty of Arts and Science, the University, and the broader community.

The School of Computing has 34 full-time and 20 cross-appointed faculty, over 1200 undergraduate students, and over 200 graduate students. The School offers undergraduate programs in Computer Science, Software Design, Biomedical Computing, Computing and Mathematics, Computing and the Creative Arts and Cognitive Science, as well as dedicated major options in Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Computation, Data Analytics, Fundamental Computation, Game Development, and Security. The School also offers Master’s, and Doctoral programs in Computer Science, with dedicated programs for Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Medical Informatics, and Biomedical Informatics.

How to Apply

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool. In order to support your employment at Queen’s, we require you to indicate whether or not you will need a work permit.

In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a nominee’s record of research achievement will be given careful consideration when assessing the nominee’s research productivity. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

The University will provide support throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodations that take into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Robin Tippet in the School of Computing at robin.tippett@queensu.ca.

Those interested in this position should submit a complete application package, including the following documents:

  • a cover letter, indicating whether or not you will require a work permit and/or require support with an extension of your work permit in the future;
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a  statement  of  teaching  interests  and  experience  (including  teaching  outlines  and evaluations if available);
  • a statement of research interests; and
  • the names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted on or before May 31, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as a single PDF, Attn: Chair of Faculty Search Committee at cssearch2024@cs.queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Faculty Search Committee Chair The School of Computing

557 Goodwin Hall Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6

Applicants should arrange for THREE letters of recommendation to be sent directly by their three selected referees to the Chair of Faculty Search Committee at refletter2024@cs.queensu.ca   by the closing date of May 31, 2024.

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