New posting for Assistant Professor position at SIS

Published: 2 May 2022

The School of Information Studies (SIS), an academic unit in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023. Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in information studies or equivalent. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a record of research publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals, evidence of effective teaching, and clear promise of pursuing an interesting and innovative research agenda. While all teaching is in English, knowledge of French or a willingness to learn French is highly desirable. Research expertise is sought in the general area of Human Information Interaction (HII) and more specifically in the core areas of data science and cybersecurity. Ideally, the candidate should also have research expertise in cyber threat intelligence, cyber-physical systems security, digital forensics, cybersecurity incident response and management. Proficient knowledge in AI for cybersecurity will be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach courses at the graduate level and participate in university and professional community service activities. In addition, candidates are expected to advise and supervise Master’s and Doctoral students in the School.


McGill University

Founded in 1821, McGill University is a world-renowned institution located in the heart of the cosmopolitan Montreal and is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. As one of McGill’s oldest faculties, the Faculty of Arts is home to more than 7000 undergraduates and 1200 graduate students, comprising the largest and most diverse faculty in the University. The School of Information Studies has an enrolment of approximately 200 graduate students (included over 30 doctoral students) with a Master’s program that has been continuously accredited by the ALA since 1927. McGill is located in Montreal, a North American city with a European “flavor.” It is a vibrant, bilingual city that offers an impressive range of cultural activities. Montreal offers accessible housing costs, health care, day care and bilingual (French and/or English) schooling. It was deemed the safest and one of the best cities in North America by The Economist and also ranks very high in terms of equal opportunities for people of different origins.

Faculty/Department/Unit: School of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts

Employee Type: Academic Tenure Stream
Rank: Assistant professor

Job Status: Full-time
Length of Appointment: Initial term of 3 years
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting deadline: June 5, 2022.
Contact person: kimiz.dalkir [at], emilie.houle [at]

Please view the Workday posting to apply.

Required Documents:

  • Your application should include:
    • cover letter
    • curriculum vitae
    • brief research statement
    • brief statement of teaching philosophy plus documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available),
    • names and addresses (contact information ) of three referees
    • copies of representative research article(s)

*These documents are to be uploaded in the 'CV/Resumé’ section of your application


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McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.


At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.


McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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