Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Location: Montreat, North Carolina  

Start Date: August 2024

The School of Arts and Sciences atMontreat College seeks a full-time onsite faculty member in the Cybersecurity Department to join a growing and dynamic faculty team. 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 consists of skills required to succeed in those environs: a combination of technical skills, communication, teamwork, ethics, and professionalism. Originally in 2017 and again in 2022, the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Leadership at Montreat College received the designation of Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Since receiving the CAE-CD designation, Montreat has added to its offerings a fully online BS in Cybersecurity and an Associate of Applied Science in cybersecurity. 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. Currently, C3 now boasts numerous industry partners who see the need for training, certifications, and another pathway into high-demand positions in cybersecurity. Montreat College also recently received significant funding from the state of North Carolina, private trusts and federal grants to further develop its Cybersecurity profile and program.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for:  

  • Teaching major courses in the Cybersecurity department determined by in accordance with the NSA CAE requirements, current industry needs, and subject expertise determined by the candidate’s background. Ability to lead academic Cybersecurity research and teach Data Analytics strongly preferred. 
  • Advising students  
  • Participating in faculty committees  
  • Other duties as described in the Faculty Handbook  


Successful candidate will be a leader in Cybersecurity and 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 the discipline in a compelling, thoughtful manner. Teaching excellence and a willingness to serve the broader college community through service and committee work are also expected.  


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

Preferred: An earned doctorate or ABD status in related field and research experience strongly preferred; Industry certifications such as Security +, CISSP, CISM, etc.; Graduate course work in data analytics, data science or similar. Professional experience and industry certifications in Cybersecurity preferred and will be considered a part of the professional credentialing in the absence of a doctorate. College-level teaching experience preferred.  


Vice President of Academic Affairs  

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 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  

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. 

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity – Montreat College

The School of Arts and Sciences at Montreat College seeks a full-time faculty member in the Cybersecurity Department.

Salary Currency: USD

Payroll: MONTH

Date Posted: 2023-01-23

Employment Type : FULL_TIME

Hiring Organization : Montreat College

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Location: PostalAddress, 310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC, 28757, United States

Education Required:

  • Postgraduate Degree