Cybersecurity Instructor

Vacancy Notice: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Faculty
Hours: Full Time / 9 month
Reports To: Dean, School of Business and Information Technology

Job Summary

The Information Technology department is seeking a full-time faculty member to provide high quality cyber and network security instruction. Passionate about making an impact and empowering others with life changing opportunities? Is it your time to be the difference? If so, Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you. While prior teaching experience would be a bonus, we are more interested in finding a knowledgeable, positive professional role model to lead our students. The college provides a two-year faculty induction & mentoring program to support our newest faculty members. The public wants training opportunities and the industry needs trained professionals – it’s a great time for our Cybersecurity program to address both.

The primary instructional assignments will include proactive computer and network security. A thorough knowledge of cybersecurity, network security, detection, analysis and countermeasures is essential. This position will be required to design and develop new course work to maintain the College as a leading-edge provider. The successful candidate will be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. Typical teaching assignment will be M-F during regular business hours on the main campus. Additional requirements may include evenings, various sites and modalities (face-to-face, distance learning). A full-time teaching load of 15 credit hours per term is typical.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body. Hawkeye Community College has more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepares daily instructional plans and materials.

  • Designs and implements lesson plans that align with learning objectives and student outcomes.

  • Maintains and evaluates program and student performance.

  • Assists with student recruiting, advising and graduate placement.

  • Establishes and maintains linkages with local industry and service area secondary education facilities.

  • Uses various instructional strategies.

  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are appropriate for meeting stated learning objectives, assessing learning outcomes of students on a regular basis, and providing progress reports as requested and required.

  • Motivates, inspires and retains students in the program.

  • Formulates and maintains curriculum for assigned courses.

  • Maintains cooperative relationships with the Dean, other faculty, the program’s Advisory Committee, all divisions of the College, prospective employers, and the community.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of instruction OR a combination of education, training and at least 6,000 hours of verifiable relevant experience in the field of instruction.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new and current technical skills and ideas.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated motivation to serve students from all backgrounds and educational experiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain confidentiality and operational integrity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public) in a professional and personable manner.

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in IT Security or related discipline.

  • CISSP, SANS, CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco or other IT industry certification.

  • Experience with server and desktop operating systems, networking and security.

  • Experience with programming and scripting.

  • Linux experience and certification.

  • Prior teaching or training experience.

Employment Status

Full time nine-month contractual position. Comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

Working Conditions

Requires skills for succeeding in a classroom and/or lab environment using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information. Work is performed in a classroom or lab setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, 3 references with a minimum of 1 from a past/current supervisor and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

    • Examples of your work experience in cybersecurity.

    • Example(s) of leadership roles you have had related to your employment (i.e., professional associations, major accomplishments, etc.).

    • Your professional, technical credentials and/or industry certifications.

    • Your teaching or training experience.

    • Your experience in curriculum design and implementation.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by the deadline.

Apply Online

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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