Faculty of Law: Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law

Posted 11/20/2019

Academic Employment Opportunity #19-26

UNB Fredericton

Closing Date: Review of applications will commence by 2 January 2020.

The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law invites applications for a SSHRC Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Cybersecurity and Privacy Law. This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. This position has an anticipated start date of 1 January 2021 or such other date as may be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Per UNB requirements, the applicant should have a PhD in Law together with relevant professional experience and a record of excellence in university teaching and research. The Chair will establish a research program that focuses on cybersecurity law and privacy law, supported by external funding and aligned with the strategic plans of the University of New Brunswick, the Faculty of Law, and the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC). The Chair will also contribute to the Faculty of Law's teaching and service needs.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been active researchers in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination), acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree, and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc., and/or where applicable exceptional circumstances are present, may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the CRC Program's Tier 2 justification process. Please contact Heidi Van Wart (heidi.vanwart@unb.ca) or the UNB Office of Research Services for more information.

UNB recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental, illness) can have on a candidate's record of research achievement. Leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. We recognize that career paths are not always linear, particularly for individuals from marginalized groups, and we encourage applicants to explain the impact any career interruptions may have had on their research history.

UNB, with campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, has been leading in discovery and innovation for over 200 years. The Faculty of Law, located on the beautiful Fredericton campus, offers a JD and a JD/MBA program. The faculty is undergoing significant renewal, with interdisciplinarity figuring prominently in its growth plans. The Chair will work with the CIC (also on the Fredericton campus) and other UNB units (e.g., Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Management, Gregg Centre for War and Society) to position UNB as a centre for excellence in cybersecurity and related areas. Please send applications to the attention of John Kleefeld, Dean and Professor of Law, at the email address below. Include a cover letter with your teaching and research interests and goals; your CV (with publications hyperlinked to online versions, where possible); and three academic references with their contact information. Review of applications will commence by 2 January 2020.

University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
PO Box 4400
41 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 5A3
+1 506.453.4627 lawdean@unb.ca

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. The offer of an appointment is conditional upon a successful outcome of the CRC nomination. UNB ensures that employment opportunities are accessible to all applicants. To request accommodations at any stage in the recruitment and hiring process, please contact UNB's HR Assistant (Employment & Equity) at 506-453-4648 or hrandod@unb.ca.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.