Research Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Professor position in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a very closely related discipline and a considerable track record of research excellence in data privacy demonstrated by several (first-author) publications in top security and privacy venues such as ACM CCS, USENIX Security, IEEE Security & Privacy and NDSS.

The successful candidate will conduct research and collaborate with students and faculty in the Cryptography, Security and Privacy Group. The Research Assistant Professor is expected to contribute in research and service to the University of Waterloo within and outside the School. The emphasis of the work is on conducting research and acquiring project funding.

The position is for three years. Based on qualifications, a salary range of $80,000 to $100,000 will be considered. The effective date of appointment is negotiable. Applications (each including a cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be emailed to Professor Florian Kerschbaum (, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2021. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited to interview.

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.