Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Information Security Management
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Information Technology
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The School of Information Technology at York University, Toronto, is pleased to invite applications for a professorial stream tenure‐track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. We are seeking outstanding candidates with an ongoing program of research and specialization in Information Security Management.

A Ph.D. by the start of the appointment in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science or other field related to Information Security Management is required. Candidates must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and service, and to have produced a strong publication record in premier Information Systems and/or top Information Security venues, appropriate to their stage of career. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, independent, externally funded research program, publish in top‐tier venues, supervise graduate students, contribute to the curricular and institutional growth of the School and teach existing and new undergraduate and graduate courses in the broad area of Information Security as prescribed in model curricula such as those of ACM (CSEC2017, IT2017, IS2010, MSIS2016) and ISACA (Information Security Management, IS Audit and Control). They must also be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

Located in Toronto, the School of Information Technology at York University is unique in its interdisciplinary and applied approach to Information Technology research and education. Situated among some of the top Liberal Arts, Business and Engineering programs in the country, the School offers an ideal environment for developing research and educational initiatives that cross disciplinary boundaries. Home to some of the best reputed scholars in their field, the School features a strong tradition of externally funded research and industrial collaborations. The city of Toronto offers an industrially and culturally vibrant and diverse environment and a multitude of opportunities for professional and intellectual growth.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier‐free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact the Director of the School at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416.736.5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action Program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

To be considered for the position applicants should submit: (a) a signed cover letter (indicating position applying for), (b) a detailed curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of research, (d) a statement of teaching (optionally including teaching evaluations or a teaching dossier), (e) three representative publications, (f) the names and contact information of three academic referees. Applicants should submit their applications at Complete applications must be received by extended application deadline of November 24th, 2019, 4pm EST. The signed cover letter should address Professor Sotirios Liaskos, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3.

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Posting End Date: November 24, 2019