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Professor of Practice Cybersecurity Engineering

Apply now Posting #: 4618
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Position Title & Department:

 Professor of Practice, Cybersecurity Engineering
Posting #


Department Description:

The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering has recently ranked among the top 13 programs at non-Ph.D. granting institutions by U.S. News and World Report. The school currently houses undergraduate degrees in engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, and bioengineering. We also house an M.S. degree in Cybersecurity Engineering. USD provides a high-quality education by emphasizing small classes and a high level of faculty-student interaction.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The University of San Diego (USD) Shirly-Marcos School of Engineering, Masters of Science Cybersecurity Engineering seeks applicants for a full-time, on campus, Professor of Practice non-tenure-track teaching position teaching a range of courses in Cybersecurity and assisting the Academic Director in the program administration. The MS in Cybersecurity Engineering program is a designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense focused on a security system engineering approach. The curriculum is taught both on campus and fully online.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching excellence.  The teaching load is typically three to four courses per semester.  The position is responsible for updating and developing courses, curricula, and assessment methods; providing academic and career advisement to students; assisting in the maintenance and upgrade of Cybersecurity labs; and aiding curriculum marketing and recruitment efforts. The successful candidate is expected to participate in departmental, school and college-wide committees, initiatives and events and to keep abreast of technological, industry, and higher education trends affecting the curriculum, including participating in professional development activities and acquiring and maintaining industry certifications.

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Special Conditions of Employment:

Effective June 1, 2023, based on CDC guidance, the University strongly encourages all campus members to stay up to date with Influenza and COVID-19 vaccination recommendations.  For more regarding information USD's COVID-19 protocols, please visit sandiego.edu/onward.

Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. 

Job Requirements:


Qualified candidates should have:

  • A minimum of a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or a closely related field.
  • A minimum of two years of college level teaching experience.
  • A working knowledge of Linux, Windows Server Environments, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments.


The following are strongly preferred:

  • A PhD in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering or a closely related field. 
  • 5-10 years of professional experience
  • 5-10 years teaching and research experience
  • Cloud development and security experience
  • Professional Certifications such as:
    • CISSP
    • CeH
    • CMMC
  • Ability to acquire a U.S. Government clearance
Posting Salary:

BB Positions

$6,250-8,750/Month; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers.  Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.  USD: Human Resources: Benefits

The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position.  Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.

Special Application Instructions:
Resume and Cover Letter Required

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Applications must include a cover letter describing the candidate's background, area(s) of specialization and teaching experience; detailed curriculum vitae; and a statement on the candidate’s approach toward teaching; and contact information for at least three professional references that are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications including teaching experience. References will be contacted if candidate is selected as a finalist.

The review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by June 30, 2023. The anticipated starting date is Fall 2023.

Contact: Chuck Bane, cbane@sandiego.edu, 619-260-7771

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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