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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Technology

Company: Warner Pacific College
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Warner Pacific University invites enthusiastic and motivated applicants for a full-time open rank faculty position starting on August 1, 2023 to lead and develop fast growing Information Technology/Cybersecurity program.

Warner Pacific University's Cybersecurity program was established in 2020 which offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers the general field of Information Technology and specific targeted courses in Cybersecurity defense and offense. Students learn through lectures and hands-on projects in a small cohort arrangement to practice and perfect skills necessary for the current and future demand of the industry. As part of the curriculum, students will gain enough knowledge and skills to earn industrial recognized certifications potentially after completion of the degree program.

This position will report to the Dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and Health and is responsible for teaching lower and upper division courses as assigned, developing curriculum, and advising students in the current Cybersecurity major.

Deadline for Application:Applications must be submitted by June 15, 2023 for primary consideration. The position will remain open until filled and is subject to budget approval.

The successful candidate will be in charge of the program and have full control of the lab setup and projects development and is expected to improve the current established curriculum and to work in a 4-week accelerated course environment.

This individual should be capable to quickly build connections with students using strong interpersonal skills (including approachability and empathy) to help students achieve learning outcomes, should also be comfortable with being the first point of contact to troubleshoot software or technical concerns for students.

The successful candidate should be a good match to the WPU Christ-centered, Urban, Diversify-serving, and Liberal Arts based environment and have sufficient professional knowledge in the areas of:

- Computer system administration

- Networking - routing and switching

- Virtualization of systems

- Cloud computing

- Practical cryptography

- Security frameworks such as ISO/NIST/COBIT/CIS

- Cybersecurity policies and strategies

- Cybersecurity defense and offense

Essential Functions:
To be an enthusiastic and motivated leader of the fast-growing Cybersecurity and Information Technology program.
Teach, develop and supervise assigned Traditional and PGS (Professional and Graduate Studies program) courses preparing students for careers in fields related to IT and Cybersecurity.
Articulate and model current best practices in liberal arts teaching.
Advise and mentor students in Cybersecurity major.
Review and develop curriculum for courses in IT/Cybersecurity.
Implement assessment tools for the Cybersecurity major.
Work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.
Understand and promote the mission, values, and core themes of Warner Pacific University.
Exhibit excellent communication skills in all interactions with faculty, staff, and students.
Support and contribute to the implementation of the strategic plan of the University and NSH division.
Continuing professional growth, including participation in the professional development opportunities provided by the institution.
Adhere to the WPU policies and procedures.
Serve on faculty committees and participate in different WPU and NSH projects as assigned by the NSH Dean.
Participate in promotion of NSH programs and recruitment of students.
Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the college and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender and disabilities.

Minimum Requirements:
- Master degree in IT/Cybersecurity/Computer Science.
- College teaching experience in relevant curriculum, or relevant industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ph.D. in the related field.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
- Ability to educate and mentor traditional students as well as adult learners.
- Service in positions of leadership in professional organizations.
- Relevant industry experience.

Work Environment:The position is located in a traditional college and office environment. Professional/business casual attire is required.

Commitment to Diversity:Warner Pacific College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Lifestyle Agreement: Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific College. From its inception, theChurch of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God's people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statementarticulating the ways in which faith informs the employee's understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.

Warner Pacific's students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The College environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual's behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well- being of the College community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.

Warner Pacific College desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on College property, in its vehicles, or at any College sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific College campuses.

Equal Opportunity Employer:Warner Pacific College operates in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and applicable state and local laws. These laws, as amended, include prohibition of discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national origin, or disability. Warner Pacific College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable nondiscrimination law. Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact human resources at hr@warnerpacific.edu.

To Apply:
In order to apply for this position, complete the employment application online at and submit the following:
- Resume & Cover letter
- Name/contact information for three professional references
- Essay responses to two questions:

  • How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2 and 3 of the Employment Standards (listed below)?
  • How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6 and 7 (listed below)?

    Employment Standards:
    Warner Pacific College is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts college dedicated to providingstudents from diverse backgrounds an education that prepared changing world. The College was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific's identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:

    1. A belief in and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
    2. The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
    3. A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
    4. A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
    5. For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
    6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
    7. A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific College community.

Keywords: Warner Pacific College, Portland , Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, Education / Teaching , Portland, Oregon

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