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Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things
Concordia University

Date Posted Apr. 9, 2021
Title Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things
University Concordia University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Department Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Associate Professor
  • Computer/Information Sciences


The Institute seeks an outstanding candidate for the Gina Cody Research Chair position in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT). The successful candidate will be appointed into a full-time tenure-track position 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.

Qualifications and assets
Applicants must hold a PhD in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related engineering field. The candidate 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.

Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science:
The Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science is ranked among the top ten engineering schools in Canada. The School is home to over 10,000 engineering and computer science students and a faculty complement of 235 faculty members. The School has about 4,500 graduate students enrolled in 35 graduate programs. Its research profile continues to grow as it fosters multidisciplinary approaches to finding solutions to a broad range of societal challenges. Concordia University and the School attract high quality, diverse student population in all its programs. For more information on the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, please visit:

Information about the Institute
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 25 faculty members, including four industrial research chairs, active in various areas of Information Systems Engineering, Information Systems Security, and Quality Systems Engineering. For more information about the Institute see:

How to Apply
Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Abdessamad Ben Hamza, Director (e-mail: ) and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 18_C_CIISE_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of four referees. Electronic applications should be submitted by February 1, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in July 2021 or shortly thereafter.
Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio‐cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.
These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • conducting research with underrepresented and / or underserved communities
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.
All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures
Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.
Territorial Acknowledgement
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

  • Employment Equity
    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 candidates, 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.

    Immigration status
    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.

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