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Canada Research Chair (Tier II), Cybersecurity Law, Faculty of Law

Job ID: 17680

Updated: March 5, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Cybersecurity Law. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (With Tenure) and will be nominated for a CRC Tier II. The University of Calgary requires the successful candidate will have a PhD in Law, together with and relevant post-doctoral experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. 

Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Candidates who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and who have had career breaks, such as maternity, parental, or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please contact UCalgary’s Office of Research Services for more information: Further information about the Canada Research Chairs Program can be found on the Government of Canada’s CRC website, including eligibility criteria. 

The Chair will establish an active research program that focuses on Cybersecurity, supported by external funding, and aligned with the University of Calgary’s, and the Faculty of Law’s strategic plans. Additionally, the Chair will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in Law undergraduate and graduate programs. Service to the department, faculty, University, and community is also expected.

The Chair will have the opportunity to be part of a prolific and diverse research environment in the Faculty of Law, with access to state of the art core infrastructure. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration are available with established research programs in Computer Science, the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies and elsewhere in the University.

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a track record of publications in high quality journals, securing external research funding, and effectiveness in teaching at the University level. 

The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate evidence of a strong track record of publications in high quality journals, evidence of securing ongoing external research funding, effectiveness in teaching at the University level, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision.

Applicants will have earned a Ph.D. in Law or cognate area. Given the centrality of connections with the Calgary Bar and business communities to the success of this position, membership in the Law Society of Alberta would be an asset.

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law is in the midst of a sustained period of growth and renewal.  In its Strategic plan Energy.Innovation.Impact. UCalgary Law set itself the dual goals of enhancing its international eminence in the areas of energy, environmental and natural resources law and continuing its position of national leadership in the area of experiential learning. The successful candidate for this position can expect to join, and lead, various interdisciplinary initiatives involving colleagues from Computer Science, the Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies, and elsewhere in the University.

The University of Calgary is committed to supporting the Eyes High vision to become one of Canada’s top 5 research universities. The successful candidate possesses the attributes and desire to lead research initiatives within this interdisciplinary area at the University of Calgary, to build on current strengths, to develop strategy for future growth and promote program development combined with both student engagement and experience

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications): 

  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
  • Statement of research interests 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy/teaching dossier
  • Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion

Questions may be addressed to:

Dr. Ian Holloway PC QC
Dean, Faculty of Law

Applications are accepted until April 15, 2019.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.  

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here; in particular, we encourage members of the four designated groups (women, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities) to apply. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Law visit Careers in the Faculty of Law.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

Posting Date: March 05, 2019
Closing Date: April 15, 2019


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