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Cyber Security Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: Per Faculty Contract
Pay Grade: FF Instructional Faculty - 26 Pays
Division: Provost
Department: Career & Technical Programs

Schedule Information:  This position teaches a standard load of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester (30 credits per academic year). This may include release time to be given for chair/coordinator duties. Classes may be offered in day, evening, and/or online modalities. Instructors are also expected to hold weekly office hours on campus to be available for student support.

Weeks per fiscal yearFaculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)

BenefitsHealth, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Position Description and Duties

Harper College is one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 30,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.  In 2022, Harper also received the distinction of being recognized as a Top 25 semifinalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

The newly created Department of Cyber Security at Harper College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will make sure we are covering the theoretical and practical applications of the newly developed Cyber Security department, while also focusing on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our student’s educational experience. This position will also serve as Program Coordinator for the department. Program Coordinator responsibilities include promoting programs to district high schools, chairing departmental advisory committees, advising, outreach and recruitment. Candidates should possess expertise in cyber security management.

The position involves curricula development, teaching the theory and practice of cyber security, including security of computing and networking devices, cryptography, hardware and software security, cloud security, usability of security, forensics, event remediation, security policy development, vulnerability assessment, impact analysis and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery. The successful candidate should also be able to guide students through implementing security best practices by using security frameworks including, ISO,NIST, COBIT, CIS.  You must have extensive knowledge of the subject matter and relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline. You must also be able to create an effective learning environment that promotes and enhances the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities of our students.

Departmental Duties:

  • Develop curricula and program syllabi for the department
  • Conducts program reviews
  • Assist in the selection of software, equipment, and instructional materials
  • Work with counselors, staff, parents, and students to develop recruitment plan and monitor enrollment
  • Recruit for the program by providing communication about activities and events that will assist recruiting potential students
  • Assists in the development of print and digital marketing materials
  • Maintain a positive, working relationship community and industry partners
  • Meets with students, staff members, and other educators to discuss students’ instructional programs
  • Work diligently to maximize student placements in this field or related fields
  • Chair departmental advisory committee
  • Maintains good communication with Dean, Program Director, colleagues, industry partners and students
  • Knowledge and familiarity with technology and software including computers, and web-based sources such as blackboard
  • Develop opportunities for student internships
  • Sponsor an approved student leadership organization and/or promote student participation in competitive events
  • Deliver learner-centered instruction at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs and meet student data reporting deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned

Educational Requirements:  Master’s degree in cybersecurity, computer science or closely related field and a minimum of three years of experience in Cyber Security.

Preferred Requirements:   Master’s degree in cyber security, computer science or a closely related field and a minimum of 5 years of industry experience.

Security+, CISSP, CISM, CISA industry certifications preferred

In-depth knowledge of:

• Network administration, network infrastructure

• Network security design principles

• Implementation and management of information security systems and practices

Functional knowledge of:

• Network design and architecture

• Information systems design and architecture

• Virtualization, including cloud technologies

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: December 2, 2022

Special Notes:

*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

*Official transcripts required upon hire.

*Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check

*Employment Sponsorship is not available


Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Last Updated: 10/24/22