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Oregon State University
Various Locations, OR, United States
30+ days ago
Oregon State University
Various Locations, Oregon, United States
30+ days ago


Position Details

Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci (ESE)

Position Title

Job Title
Instructor (Cybersecurity)

Appointment Type
Academic Teaching/Research Faculty

Job Location
Various Locations

Position Appointment Percent

Appointment Basis

Faculty Status

Tenure Status

Pay Method

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience

Position Summary

The School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for a full-time/part-time (.30 – 1.0 FTE ), 9 or 12-month, fixed-term Instructor (Cybersecurity) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( EECS ), within the College of Engineering at Oregon State University, invites applications for Online Instructors in Computer Science with expertise in Cybersecurity. These positions are part of the core team of instructors for our online program. Available Instructor positions are fixed-term, non-tenure track, 9-month and 12-month part-time and full-time (.30 to 1.0 FTE ), with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. This program is fully online – instructors can reside anywhere in the U.S. Remote candidates who are hired will receive a telecommute package including computer, monitor, and headset. Candidates would be expected to attend a 1-week initial in-person training and then come to the Corvallis campus for 1 week every 6 months. Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to university guidelines. (Due to COVID -19, in-person training may be held remotely through video applications). We provide comprehensive training and mentoring for all new instructors, and also provide funding for ongoing professional development.”

This Instructor position is part of the core team of instructors for the online Computer Science program in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( EECS ), and will teach in the area of Cybersecurity.
EECS currently serves over 3,500 students and ranks #2 nationally in the number of CS degrees conferred per year.

Through this program and others, the College of Engineering delivers a transformational education that graduates leaders who drive change throughout their lives. The university’s Ecampus partners with more than 700 faculty members and has earned national acclaim for the quality of its faculty development program. Ecampus is a widely respected leader in online education, having been ranked in the top 10 nationally 5 years in a row by U.S. News & World Report.

OSU offers both an online Bachelor’s degree in CS and an online Postbacc program that enables students with a Bachelor’s degree outside CS to earn a CS degree in an accelerated fashion.

The OSU College of Engineering is committed to being recognized as a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Position Duties

95% – Teaching:
• Prepare and/or teach course materials in Cybersecurity and Computer Science.
• Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating online classroom discussions, assessing student performance, preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession, and creating an inclusive classroom (e.g. mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, fostering affirming classroom interactions across difference, challenging structural/cultural barriers that limit movement towards social equity in engineering education and practice).
• As needed, assist in developing courses or course materials and driving curriculum design in Cybersecurity and Computer Science.
• Provide leadership, supervision, and direction for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants.

5% – Service:
Provide service to OSU and the land grant system by working on departmental, division, university, regional and national committees and projects.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

• Master’s in Computer Science or related field.
• Demonstrable online and/or in-person teaching or training experience and ability.
• Demonstrated ability to actively engage students.
• Ongoing commitment to identifying strengths and weaknesses in teaching, demonstrated by seeking resources and guidance to improve.
• Demonstrates teaching that is informed by knowledge of inclusion and equity issues within Computer Science or other STEM fields.
• Demonstrated commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive classroom environment.

Demonstrable research or professional experience in at least one area of Cybersecurity based on the NIST NICE Framework and ACM Cybersecurity Curricula standards, including:
  • Security controls
  • Cyber defense
  • Incidence response
  • Pen testing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Secure software
  • Forensics
  • Ethical hacking
  • Cryptography
  • Risk management
  • Disaster recovery, etc.

• Written and verbal English communication skills.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

• Strong interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrable proficiency in fundamental computer science concepts (i.e., programming languages, theory of computation, and algorithms).
• Teaching experience and skill in an online modality.
• Experience developing instructional materials for online or hybrid courses.
• Fluency in C++, Python, C#, Java and/or other object-oriented programming language(s), as well as associated tools.
• Proficiency in cybersecurity software tools and frameworks, including: penetration testing, reverse engineering, vulnerability scanning, network mapping, fuzzing, password cracking, forensics, etc.
• Experience managing small teams.
• Experience teaching Cybersecurity courses.
• Demonstrable knowledge of online pedagogy and current trends in online education.
• Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity outside the university environment.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Working conditions vary depending on course(s) assigned. Other than in-person training, all work can be performed via telecommute. Incumbent would be expected to attend a 1-week initial in-person training, and then come to the Corvallis campus for 1 week every 6 months. Travel expenses will be reimbursed according to university guidelines. (Due to COVID -19, in-person training may be held remotely through video applications).

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.

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Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 27, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following documents electronically:

1. RESUME : A resume/Curriculum Vita that includes a list of courses taught, your role in those courses, and their approximate enrollment.

2. COVER LETTER : A cover letter describing how your experience, qualifications, and interests have prepared you to teach at the university level in Cybersecurity. Identify which areas of Cybersecurity you have an in-depth understanding of and briefly describe the extent of your experience.

3. TEACHING STATEMENT : A teaching statement that MUST include:
• Your conception of effective teaching and how you developed that conception
• Specific teaching strategies you use and why
• Concrete examples of how you would implement those effective teaching practices in your teaching
• Description of one or two key moments where you changed, or learned something new about, your teaching practice

4. DIVERSITY STATEMENT : Computer Science programs in the U.S. experience a higher rate of attrition among individuals from underrepresented groups. Please write a statement detailing what issues you believe contribute to attrition among individuals from underrepresented gender or ethnic groups in Computer Science or other STEM fields. Include a reflection on how this informs your teaching.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Please refer any questions regarding this position to Tim Alcon at

• Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Please refer any questions regarding this position to Tim Alcon at

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 57509934
    • Location:
      Various Locations, Oregon, United States
    • Position Title: Instructor (Cybersecurity)
    • Company Name: Oregon State University
    • Job Function: Academic Faculty
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