Cybersecurity position in ECE at RMC

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Date Posted

February 1st, 2021

Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, invites applications for an indeterminate faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the general area of cyber security. The rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The preferred start date is July 1, 2021. The position is contingent upon the candidate obtaining a professional engineer license in Canada within four years of employment.

RMC is Canada’s largest federal university. Its primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the Canadian Armed Forces. It is part of the Department of National Defence and is located on a picturesque peninsula on Lake Ontario between the Rideau Canal and the Fort Henry National Historic Site, which were declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2007. RMC is a bilingual teaching and research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, sciences and engineering to members of the Canadian Forces and civilians at large. Most of the faculty members at RMC are civilians. Founded in 1874, RMC has a long track record of offering a supportive, inclusive, multicultural, research-oriented environment with a firm commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. RMC offers competitive salaries and benefits (including health insurance, dental insurance, paternity/maternity leave and an exceptional pension plan) with support to new hires with reallocation expenses and startup funding.

Kingston is a beautiful and historic waterfront city located at the confluence of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Rideau Canal system. Easily accessible from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, Kingston offers a diverse array of local music, art, history, theatre and live entertainment that attracts thousands of tourists annually. Kingston has also been designated as a bilingual city by the Government of Ontario. The City of Kingston was honoured in 2018 by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Cities Conference in recognition of its improvements to public transit. Kingston was also acknowledged recently by Statistics Canada as having the highest proportion of commuters using active transportation and public transit of all mid-sized Canadian metropolitan areas. Commute times in Kingston are short, and traffic is generally light, owing to the proximity of RMC to many vibrant urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers a vibrant and cooperative teaching and research environment. The Computer Security Lab (CSL) within ECE consists of both civilian and military faculty. The department offers B.Eng, M.Eng, M.A.Sc, and Ph.D. degrees, and its programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). The department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and a Professional Certificate in Cyber Security Foundations. The successful candidate will be able to work in a team environment and should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; they should also be able to effectively interact with students, peers and CSL research partners. The successful candidate is expected to teach at the undergraduate, graduate and professional certificate levels in the language of their position.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to a designated group when you apply. Should you require a technical aid or an alternative method of assessment to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please indicate so in your application.

The successful candidate must have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering. Completion of the doctorate must be confirmed prior to appointment. Research and/or industrial experience in the field of cyber security is considered an asset. The candidate must be able to establish a creative research program. Candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly activities in the area of cyber security. They should also show an aptitude for the development and delivery of lectures and practical lab content in undergraduate, graduate and professional certificate programs with a clear commitment to academic excellence. The successful candidate will be required to contribute to administrative services at the department, faculty and university levels. This position is English essential, though the ability to teach in both French and English is desirable.

Applicants are requested to send their application package electronically as a single PDF file to the following Email: with the following subject line: Application for CE Faculty Position <position #>. The deadline for applications is April 16th, 2021.The application material should include:

· cover letter which identifies the qualifications for the position.

· recent curriculum vitae.

· two-page (max) outline of the proposed research program.

· one-page (max) outline of the teaching interests.

· 2 samples of published work in a field related to the position being staffed.

· proof of citizenship status.

· proof of education.

· list of 3 references who may be contacted to validate the applicant’s experience.

Please reference the RMC file number shown above in the email correspondence. Applicants are entitled to participate in this appointment process in the official language of their choice. Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the chair of the hiring committee Dr. A. Noureldin ( Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act, preference will be given to veterans and Canadian citizens. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information. The information found here can also be found on the RMC website.

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