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Adjunct Faculty, MS Cybersecurity Engineering Systems

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Position Status: Faculty, Part-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, Faculty

Position Title & Department:

 Adjunct Faculty, MS Cybersecurity Engineering Systems
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Department Description:

The University of San Diego's Center for CyberSecurity Engineering and Technology (CCSET) is a leading academic institution that provides opportunities for world-class education, research and community engagement to address critical threats to our nation's information systems. Despite best efforts, most people and organizations are not prepared to deal with the level of sophistication employed by cyber adversaries.

USD's Center for CyberSecurity Engineering and Technology holistically assists business, government, law enforcement and private citizens to better prepare and respond to highly trained adversaries who are responsible for billions in lost revenue each year; catastrophic disruptions in service; terrorism and activism; a dark web of criminal activity; and constant peril to critical infrastructure.

Detailed Description:

The University of San Diego's (USD) Center for CyberSecurity Engineering and Technology (CCSET) as part of the Computer Science (CS) Department of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE) is seeking Adjunct Faculty candidates to teach MSCSE courses during Spring 2020 semester, with potential contract renewal for Summer 2020 and following academic years.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Teaching one or more of the following courses: CYBR 510, CYBR 512, (course descriptions are included below).
  • Working with the CCSET chair and MSCSE faculty to improve instructional materials and hands-on class exercises to enhance student's learning outcomes and engagement.
  • Collecting relevant course data for accreditation and course improvement purposes.
  • Assisting with the USD National Security Agency/DHS Center of Academic Excellence
  • qualification.

Course descriptions:

CYBR  510           Security Test Engineering

This course presents various methodologies for performing testing to ensure a system conforms to security standards by; 1-Creating and configuring test environments based on security requirements; 2- differentiating between functional testing and security testing; and 3- introducing static, dynamic, vulnerability, and penetration testing; Labs and projects for the course will utilize the Cybersecurity Sandbox.

CYBR  512           Secure Systems Engineering

In this course techniques for assuring the continued operation of secure systems in contested environments will be explored. The course through lecture, labs and projects continue to students to use these techniques for the Detection of, response to, and recovery from security incidents. Labs and projects for the course will utilize the Cybersecurity Sandbox.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, or Information Technology or a related technical field
  • Industry or Military experience in Cybersecurity or Information Technology

Desired Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in teaching masters-level courses and prior teaching experience
  • Prior course development experience
  • Cybersecurity industry certifications 

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

Posting Salary:

Consistent with the School of Engineering part-time faculty compensation rates.

Special Application Instructions:
Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload teh following items:

1)  a statement expressing your interest in and qualification for the Adjunct Faculty position and the specific course(s) of interest, and

2) your current Resume or CV.

The positions will remain open until filled. 

Contact:  CCSET chair, Dr. Gordon Romney, gromney@sandiego.edu

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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