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Three (3) Professors in the INRS-UQO Joint Research Unit – Cybersecurity Sector

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

Job posting No 21143
Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position

Extension of posting period until position filled

Context and summary

The INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre (EMT) is seeking to fill three new tenure-track professor positions as part of the Joint Research Unit between INRS and University of Québec in Outaouais (UQO), with a strong potential for transferring knowledge and technology to users in the cybersecurity sector.

The INRS is a graduate-level research university that has consistently ranked #1 in Canada for its research intensity. The Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre brings together world-renowned telecommunications experts in digital technology development and other fields. UQO has been active in cybersecurity for 20 years with its computer security research lab and cybersecurity graduate training, which is being expanded into a bachelor’s program in cybersecurity.

The INRS-UQO Joint Research Unit in Cybersecurity is located on UQO’s Gatineau campus, near the National Capital Region, and is part of Connexité, Gatineau’s innovation zone designed to spur technological and social innovation in the fields of cybersecurity, digital identity, and digital wellness.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • The three new professors are expected to conduct state-of-the-art research in cybersecurity related topics and may teach courses in these programs.
  • Though these postings are essentially focused on research, experience in teaching will be considered an asset, as will be teaching of cybersecurity related courses.


  • Candidates are anticipated to have a PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related field.
  • They will need to demonstrate their potential to build an original and funded research program in the field of cybersecurity.
  • Candidates must also demonstrate how they can utilize their expertise to strengthen collaborative research with existing faculty at the EMT Research Centre and UQO.
  • Candidates with the following (non-exclusive) fields of expertise are being sought: privacy and data security; cyber-physical systems and embedded systems security; IoT, blockchain, and cloud/fog computing security; cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and autonomous cybersecurity systems; and quantum and post-quantum cryptography.
  • Applicants in other fields of cybersecurity are strongly encouraged to apply. Hiring is foreseen at the Assistant Professor level, but candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered.

Working language

The working language at both INRS and UQO is French. Fluency in English is required.
Candidates whose native language is not French are encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.


UQO Gatineau Campus
283 boulevard Alexandre-Taché
P.O. Box 1250, Station Hull
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3X7


In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a i) brief letter of interest, ii) a 3-page statement of research accomplishments in the field of cybersecurity and goals for future research, including potential collaborations with existing INRS-EMT and UQO faculty, iii) a full CV, iv) a statement of teaching and supervision experience and philosophy, and v) the names and contact information of three references. The deadline: Until position filled. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Any additional documents that cannot be transmitted electronically but are necessary to complete your application should be sent by mail to the following address:

Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
1650 Lionel-Boulet Blvd.
Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2

INRS is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion and invites all qualified candidate to apply, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, in relation to the Equal access to employment programs. However, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

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INRS also asks its selection committees to take account of career interruptions and special circumstances when reviewing applications. Applicants are therefore invited to indicate the nature of these interruptions or special circumstances in their cover letter.