Assistant Professor in Information Security

University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

Assistant Professor - Information Security

Date Posted: 09/14/2021
Closing Date: 11/01/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 14021
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Information Security. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022. 

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, an applied science, or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a clearly demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and to establish an outstanding research program, and competitive for attracting external research funding. 

Candidates must have a demonstrable interest in applied research and policy, along with interest in working with multi-disciplinary research teams. The Munk School seeks a scholar whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths, which include the Digital World, the Changing World Order, the Future of Democratic Societies and the Political Economy of Innovation. 

The successful candidate will be expected to be a part of the Munk School’s Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights, and we are particularly interested in applicants whose research integrates with the Citizen Lab’s resources and global network. 

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked disciplinary and/or field-relevant academic journals or academic presses, outstanding research papers, forthcoming publications meeting high international standards the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including in the Munk School’s professional graduate programs (the Master of Global Affairs and the Master of Public Policy) to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds and interests. The successful candidate will have experience or demonstrable interest in a professional school and/or in an interdisciplinary environment.  

Evidence of excellence in teaching may be provided through teaching accomplishments, through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a teaching statement, sample course materials, teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application, and through strong endorsements of teaching in the letters of reference. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto St. George campus, please visit our home page at https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and sample course materials and teaching evaluations, or evidence of superior performance in other teaching-related activities as listed above); and a research statement outlining current and future research interests. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. 

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine any additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact munkschool.academic@utoronto.ca. 

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 1, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.