Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity (Teaching Focused)

College: College of Engineering & Physcial Sciences

Department: School of Computer Science

Date Posted: February 7, 2024
Deadline: March 18, 2024 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #24-10

Position Description:

The School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a teaching-focused tenure-track position in Cybersecurity at the Assistant Professor level, with an expected start date of July 1, 2024 and no later than September 1, 2024.


Education and Background:
Applicants must possess a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Cybersecurity by the appointment date. Preference will be given to candidates with prior academic experience, including post-doctoral roles, previous academic appointments, or research assistant positions. Relevant industry experience in the field of cybersecurity will also be favorably considered.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of research in cybersecurity or related areas. Experience in mentoring and supervising graduate students will be highly regarded.

Applicants should exhibit a strong commitment to teaching and the capability to instruct both undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity. Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitating student projects and contributing to our Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence (MCTI) program is essential.

A history of active engagement with the community, such as organizing academic conferences, participating in outreach activities, volunteering, or involvement in student organizations, is essential. This involvement showcases the candidate's commitment to service within the School, the University, and the broader research community.


The selected candidates will be primarily focused on teaching, with 70% of their Distribution of Efforts (DoE) allocated to this area. This translates to a teaching load of at least five courses annually, which may include both undergraduate and graduate levels. The remaining 30% of their DoE will be dedicated to research activities and contributing service to the School, College, and University communities.

School of Computer Science:
The School of Computer Science has 3 undergraduate programs with 1,062 undergraduate students and 4 graduate programs with 115 graduate students. It is currently in a growth cycle that could see undergraduate and graduate enrolments increase. The School of Computer Science is currently comprised of 27 faculty and 11 staff.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on March 18, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a Teaching Statement (including teaching philosophy, interests, experiences, and course evaluations if available); (4) a Research Statement (including a summary of research achievements and a proposal for future research and funding plan); and (5) names and complete contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Minglun Gong
Professor and Director
School of Computer Science
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: facultyjobs@socs.uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

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