Lecturer in Cybersecurity, Fall 2024

University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

Job posting number: #7233409

Posted: March 29, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Statement of Job:
The University of Southern Maine seeks applicants for the full-time faculty position with the Department of Technology, focusing on Cybersecurity. This role requires teaching four courses per semester (Fall/Spring), advising students, conducting outreach to industry and community college partners, and serving the community, university, and students.

Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), the Department of Technology (DOT) is in the John Mitchell Center on the University of Southern Maine’s (USM) Gorham campus. The department provides degree programs in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Technology Management. The DOT mission is to prepare students for careers as leaders in business and industry, information technology, and network security through specialized and professional courses. The Michael E. Dubyak Center for Digital Science & Innovation, along with the newly renovated CARES Center in Gorham, provide modern classroom and laboratory space. These innovative experiential learning centers foster creativity, collaboration, and technological advancements. These facilities afford opportunities for partnering with businesses and higher education institutions in the Greater Portland Maine area and beyond. The department prides itself on utilizing state-of-the-art technical resources for teaching, research, and education.

The accepted candidate will teach courses dependent on their background. Some potential first courses include introductory information security, penetration testing, project management, digital forensics, cyber-law, system security, and security operations. DOT will also assign the new faculty member opportunities for student mentoring, internships, capstone experiences, and student portfolio reviews. USM requires faculty to teach both face-to-face and online courses. Additional responsibilities include student academic advising, engaging in university, department and community committees and other kinds of service.

The targeted starting date for this position will begin in Fall 2024 on our Gorham Campus and will pay annual salary of $76,500. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We embrace an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine’s DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% of base compensation employer contribution; and more.

An earned Master of Science in Information Security, Cybersecurity or related field, by time of employment.
At least one year of additional business, industry, governmental experiences, and/or prior teaching experience, or professional certifications.
Preferred Qualifications (but not required):

A doctorate degree in Information Security, Cybersecurity, or related field, by time of employment.
Industry experience and/or industry certifications.
Equivalent military experience and certifications.

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