Director of Cybersecurity Education and Teaching Professor

NC State University
Raleigh, NC
Closing date
Jun 7, 2023

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Posting Number:
Internal Recruitment :
Working Title:
Director of Cybersecurity Education and Teaching Professor
Anticipated Hiring Range:
$120,000 - $150,000
Work Schedule:
Job Location:
Raleigh, NC
Department :
Computer Science - Engineering
About the Department:
The Department of Computer Science is an academic teaching and research department in the College of Engineering. It is a large and complex unit that encompasses research intensive, teaching intensive, and professional activities. It is one of the largest such departments in the nation by the number of faculty and students, and its total budget and size are comparable to, or larger than, a number of NC State University colleges and divisions.
Essential Job Duties:
A successful candidate should have a vision for running and designing a cybersecurity education program as well as provide evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level, leadership in curricular innovation, an interest in CS educational scholarship, and a desire to collaborate with SCI faculty on education and research efforts. Primary responsibilities will include (1) overseeing and expanding cybersecurity education programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels; (2) teaching graduate and undergraduate Computer Science courses on cybersecurity; and (3) writing proposals for and leading sponsored innovative cybersecurity education initiatives.

Overseeing the Cybersecurity Education Program: The Director will work as a peer of the SCI Director of Cybersecurity Practice aiding in the identification, recruitment, and review of instructors for short courses, mentors for capstone student projects, placement for student internships and full time positions. The Director will manage an NSF CyberCorpsⓇ Scholarship for Service program. The Director will be expected to be highly engaged with students, building on existing student group initiatives and developing new opportunities for students.

Expanding the Cybersecurity Education Program: The Director will lead and expand education initiatives of the Department of Computer Science and the NC-Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE - NC-PaCE is a coalition of ten of North Carolina's universities, colleges, and community colleges led by SCI. NC-PaCE works with public agencies and private-sector businesses to address a growing workforce gap and to establish cybersecurity as an economic development tool for the state through education, research, services, and outreach. The Director will lead the effort to receive a CAE-CD designation for the BS in Computer Science Cybersecurity Concentration and explore pathways and degree programs that support CSC and NC State growth expectations.

Teaching Cybersecurity Courses: The Director will be a member of the Teaching Faculty in the Department of Computer Science and is expected to teach Computer Science courses on cybersecurity both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with an initial focus on undergraduate courses. Offerings may include continuing cybersecurity education to professionals.

Teaching Faculty, as Professional Faculty, are full members of the Department and have a promotion path from Assistant Teaching Professor to Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor. Teaching Faculty are highly valued colleagues and contribute to the Department through activities like coordination of courses, participation in the Strategic Planning Committee, ABET accreditation, and other departmental leadership, like the Director of Cybersecurity Education. The Department supports the engagement of Teaching Faculty with the larger community. As professional faculty, the Director of Cybersecurity Education and Teaching Faculty are not eligible for consideration or conferral of permanent tenure.
Other Responsibilities:
Performs other related duties to ensure the well-being of the cybersecurity education initiates at NC State.
Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area along with appropriate experience by their start date.
  • The position will exist within the Department of Computer Science and work closely with the Secure Computing Institute (SCI).
Other Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for teaching/working with / mentoring students, education, and promoting student success
  • Significant experience in cybersecurity
  • Highly motivated, organized individual that will actively pursue education opportunities.
  • Interpersonal skills needed to recruit, manage, and review, industry-based lecturers.
  • Written skills needed to pursue funding and document results and outcomes.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Computer Science
  • Extensive experience in industry/government
  • Extensive contacts in industry/government
  • Strong reputation in field
Required License(s) or Certification(s):
Valid NC Driver's License required:
Commercial Driver's License required:
Job Open Date:
Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and the contact information for at least three professional references.
Position Number:
Position Type:
T/TT or NTT Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
Department ID:
141901 - Computer Science-engr
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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