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Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity


The Department of Computer Science & Information Technology at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA invites applications for an assistant professor faculty position to begin January, 2019.  Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.

The Department of Computer Science & Information Technology offers majors in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Computer & Information Sciences, Computer & Information Technology (Software Development, Web Development, and Web Design tracks), and Computer Systems Management in the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) and a Digital Forensics Certificate in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), as well as a new online Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity in the School of Graduate Studies (in development).  The goal of the department is to provide students a distinctive academic program that prepares them for immediate employment in related fields, and/or admission into graduate or professional programs.

  • Ph.D. in Cybersecurity or closely related field such as Computer Science, Information Technology, or Computer Information Systems, is preferred.  Candidate should be able to provide evidence of effective college-level teaching with preference for online teaching experience.
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP, Security+, GIAC, CISA, CEH, and/or SSCP.  Past work experience as a professional in a cybersecurity role preferred. 
  • Familiarity with NSA/DHS CAE programs and NICE. 
  • Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected.
  • Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Interest in active and collaborative learning and use of instructional technology.  Prior college-level teaching is expected and online teaching experience is preferred.  Experience with Quality Matters standards for online teaching is preferred.  Enthusiasm for working in an inter-disciplinary environment is important.
  • The successful candidate for this position should be able to teach a variety of cybersecurity classes, including (but not limited to) Introduction to Cybersecurity, Ethical Hacking, Incident Response, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management, Current Legal and Regulatory Issues, and Digital Forensics.
  • The primary professional responsibilities for this position are: teaching, research, scholarship, and service to the College, to the profession, and to the community. Responsibilities beyond classroom activities include: publishing in refereed journals; participating in professional organizations; creating and maintaining technology resources for learning activities; developing course, curriculum, and program materials; advising students; participating in campus and college events; and supervising research projects.
  • Teaching assignments may include graduate and undergraduate courses taught online or on campus in day, evening and/or weekend programs, primarily in Cybersecurity with the possible addition of other courses offered in the department as needed. 

This position is 9 or 12 months, negotiable.  The teaching load for this position is 12 credits per semester. 

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Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and higher education/practitioner references to .  Applications should be received by December 1, 2019 for full consideration.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value. In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from faculty candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the College community and the curriculum.

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer