Niagara University
  • Vaughan, ON, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time

All newly hired employees must provide proof of the COVID-19 vaccination or submit their request for an exemption on religious or medical grounds within seven (7) calendar days from their employment start date.

Job Description

Niagara University's Department of Cybersecurity and Operations invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence in the fall 2021 semester.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Information Security or a closely related field completed at the time of appointment. We welcome candidates with experience in cybersecurity with a preference given to individuals with a background in cryptography and software security. Evidence of scholarship, excellence in teaching, and grant development is preferred. Niagara University has a main campus in Lewiston, NY, U.S.A., and a site in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Primary responsibilities for this position will be in Vaughan, Canada. The successful candidate will be required to certify that he or she is authorized to work in the United States of America as well as Canada, and will be required to provide timely documentation of identity and employment eligibility.

As a tenure-track faculty member, the hired candidate will be required to teach three courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, publish impactful scholarly research and participate in service (committees, advisement, etc.) to the department, college, and university. Attendance at periodic meetings and holding regular office hours will also be expected. The courses assigned will be primarily at the graduate-level, though they may include other areas as department needs dictate as well as a mix of traditional (face-to-face) and online formats. This position is subject to budgetary and administrative approval the new.

Application reviews will begin on March 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Primary responsibilities for this position will be in Vaughan, Canada.

About the Institution

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Catholic Vincentian Fathers, whose mission emphasizes practical training and excellence in the service of society. NU's traditional stone buildings and leafy green campus sits on Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge just three miles north of the majestic Niagara Falls. Immediately adjacent to Canada, NU's bi-national culture is built in close proximity to major manufacturing and business centers in Buffalo and Toronto, attracting from both countries significant populations of students and faculty.

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, creed (religion), place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability, or receipt of public assistance. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324,,, Office Location: O'Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

How to apply

Candidates should submit the following documents at the Niagara University Human Resources Job Application page (at

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Research Plan and Philosophy

Successful candidates will also be required to submit the names and contact information for three professional references. Any inquiries about the position or application instructions can be directed to Dr. Petter Lovaas, Search Committee Chair, Department of Cybersecurity and Operations, PO Box 2018, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY 14109-2018;; fax:(716) 286-8445.

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