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Telfer School of Management
Telfer School of Management
The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

The Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Digital Transformation (DX) & Business Cybersecurity at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing on July 1st, 2023, or earlier.

Title of Position: Professor in Digital Transformation (DX) & Business Cybersecurity.

Terms: Tenure-track position. 


a)     Teaching activities: The candidate will be interested in, and able to teach courses related to Information Systems and Cybersecurity, such as Business Technology Management, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Information Security, and Digital Transformation at the undergraduate, professional, and graduate (MSc and/or PhD) levels and engage in supervision of graduate students. Experience collaborating with industry and government organizations, curriculum development and program delivery in these areas as well as student mentorship, are considered strong assets.

b)           Research activities: The ideal candidate will have a strong background, knowledge, and evidence of research productivity in Information Systems with a focus on cybersecurity. The candidate demonstrates potential to:
i.    Conduct high quality research and develop a strong, innovative, externally funded research program in Information Systems and/or related fields.  
ii.    Publish in top tier IS journals and top IS conferences; and 
iii.    Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

c)     Academic service activities: The candidate will be an active member of the Business Analytics and Information Systems (BAIS) section. Administrative duties will be agreed with the section and the Dean.


Cybersecurity is a strategic area of research and innovation at the University of Ottawa. This is also an important area of research and education globally both in private and public sectors. The University of Ottawa aims to become a globally recognized university in Cybersecurity research and education. Recently, in partnership with IBM Canada, the University of Ottawa has launched a Cybersecurity Hub attracting researchers and expertise in the field with funding from both private and government organizations. Please consult this link for more details. The candidate will also be expected to contribute towards the section’s initiatives, such as becoming a full member of the SAP Academic Alliance and securing accreditation for our BTM program with CIPS (Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals).


•    Education: The candidate should have completed or expected to complete a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems or related disciplines.
•    Language: English and/or French. At the time of tenure, a minimum passive knowledge of the other official language is required. The ability to speak and teach in both official languages is an asset, but not a requirement.
•    Work experience: 

  • A high-potential research program as demonstrated by articles published in high quality and high impact peer-reviewed journals in the area of Information Systems or related disciplines. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a track record or potential in attracting competitive research funding and active engagement in the academic community.
  • Evidence of teaching competency at the undergraduate, professional, and graduate levels as demonstrated by past teaching record and evaluations. 

Salary and Benefits Package:

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Our faculty are governed by the Collective Agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa which is posted at:
Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

About Telfer

The Telfer School of Management is located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada’s Capital Region. A proud academic home of some 4,300 students, 95 full time faculty members, and over 30,000 alumni, we believe that better business practices mean a better Canada and that a better Canada means a better world. Our vision for a better Canada is articulated around four pillars: A Wealthier, Greener, Healthier, and Happier future for all. 

Telfer is one of only two Canadian institutions holding accreditation from all three major international sanctioning bodies: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. With regards to research productivity, Telfer researchers rank in the top among Ontario and U15 schools on various metrics: number of publications per faculty, number of citations and the average citations per faculty. Telfer has also had success rates higher than both uOttawa and national averages throughout the last 5-year period, reaching in 2020/21 its highest level of research funding over the previous 5-year period.

A testament to its teaching and research excellence, Telfer is currently the home of a Tier 1 CRC nomination in Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship, a Tier 2 CRC position in Data Analytics for Health Systems Transformation in addition to 24 named professorships and fellowships. 

About uOttawa

Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa is the largest (French–English) bilingual university in the world, with 10 faculties and over 45,000 students registered for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral studies. The University benefits from being in close proximity to the seat of the federal government in the National Capital Region and to research granting agencies, diplomatic missions, a vibrant and innovative healthcare sector, and the head offices of major national associations. Ottawa is also a dynamic and growing centre for research-driven innovation and development in leading-edge technologies. 

Year after year, the University of Ottawa ranks among the leading research universities in Canada. Our research is founded on excellence, relevance and impact and is conducted in a spirit of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The University also boasts over 22 research centres or institutes, 27 institutional core facilities, hosts networks of centres of excellence and is affiliated with six hospital research institutes. In 2021, research income was $383 million. 

At uOttawa, you will find colleagues invested in your success and an environment that values meaningful connections, acceptance, and a sense of belonging. uOttawa has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 12 consecutive years. For more information, visit the

University of Ottawa website

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply. However, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. When submitting your application, please indicate your status. The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

Application Deadline: 

Applications received prior to October 31, 2022, will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications must contain: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a brief research statement showing alignment of the research program with Telfer’s vision, 4) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 5) recent teaching evaluation reports, and 6) the names and contact information of three individuals who may be contacted for references. For those applying at the assistant rank, the reference letters must include a recommendation letter from the Ph.D. thesis supervisor.

Complete applications must be submitted via the Academic Careers Application portal.

General inquiries and reference letters may be sent to