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Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things

Last updated: December 10, 2020, 9:33 a.m.

Job title: Gina Cody Research Chair in Cybersecurity and Internet of Things
Position code: 18_C_CIISE_M
Date posted: December 9, 2020
Application deadline: February 1, 2021
Advertised until the position is filled

Position description

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.

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.

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