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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Program Manager for Professionalism and Ethics Curriculum Project

Montreat College’s cutting-edge and visionary Cybersecurity program prepares students to solve the cybersecurity issues and concerns faced today in many corporate and government environments. This program’s foundation is skills required to succeed in those environs: a combination of technical skills, communication, teamwork, ethics, and professionalism. In 2017, the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership at Montreat College received the designation of Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Montreat College also launched the Carolina Cyber Center (C3) to leverage the tremendous progress in cyber education and focus on workforce development and training. Our mission is to provide excellence in education and training for Western North Carolina and beyond. In 2022, C3 now boasts numerous industry partners who see the need for training, certifications, and another pathway into high-demand positions in cybersecurity. Montreat College has been awarded several federal grants focused on curriculum development.

Location: Montreat, North Carolina
Start Date: Negotiable

Job Summary

Montreat College seeks a highly qualified candidate to serve as a key resource for the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership. Candidates will desire to serve the college, the community, and the industry as an assistant professor of Cybersecurity. This position is currently approved for two years, with possibility of renewal pending review and funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for:  

  • Program management for the grant program curriculum development and distribution for the Professionalism and Ethics Curriculum project (grant-funded – 80% over two years)
  • Teaching general education and major courses in the Cybersecurity and Data Analytics department as determined by background and departmental needs. (20% during grant period)
  • Courses may include but are not limited to: Pre-Internship, Internship, Introduction to Cybersecurity, Database Programming, Introduction to Computer Programming, Introduction to Secure Scripting
  • May include travel for grant project (approximately 2x each year)
  • Advising students  
  • Participating in faculty committees  
  • Other duties as described in the Faculty Handbook  

Qualifications

Successful candidate will affirm and support the Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith of Montreat College.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate support for Christian liberal arts education and the specific ability to integrate faith and technology in a compelling, thoughtful manner.  

Teaching excellence and a willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work are also expected.  

Education/Experience

Required: An earned master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security/Assurance or Cybersecurity. Related experience in the industry

Preferred: An earned doctorate in related field; industry certifications such as Security +, CISSP, CISM, etc.; graduate course work in data analytics, data science or similar

Application Requirements/How to Apply

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Candidates should send the following materials: 

  1. Complete Job Application
  2. Letter of Application  
  3. Curriculum Vitae  
  4. Transcripts of Undergraduate and Graduate Work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial screening; official transcripts required prior to employment) 
  5. Statement of Faith  
  6. Statement of Philosophy of Christian Higher Education  
  7. List of Three References with Contact Information  

Send materials by email to:
Dr. Mark Hijleh  
Vice President of Academic Affairs  
Montreat College  
mark.hijleh@montreat.edu  

About Montreat College

Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.