Director- Director of Cybersecurity Education


The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications for a Director of Cybersecurity Education starting July 2020. This is a non-tenure-track position. Candidates must have a minimum of a MS degree, PhD preferred, in Computer Science or related field along with extensive experience and contacts in industry / government. Candidates should demonstrate very good reputation and commitments to cybersecurity education and industrial relationships.


The Director of Cybersecurity Education will oversee the undergraduate cybersecurity education initiatives in the department. These initiatives include a Cybersecurity Concentration for the Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science as well as the formation of a Community of Practice in cybersecurity. The Director will be expected to highly engage with industry to identify, recruit, and review instructors for short courses, as well as mentors for student projects, and placement for internships and full time positions. The Director will also be expected to be highly engaged with students, building on existing student group initiatives (e.g., Hackpack -- and developing new opportunities for students. The Director is expected to actively pursue both industry and government grants (e.g., Cybercorps Scholarships for Service, NSF SaTC EDU) to ensure sustained support for the position and the large educational initiative. The position will exist within the Secure Computing Institute at NC State ( and report to the institute co-directors. 


The Department of Computer Science at NC State is one of the oldest and largest CS departments in the country. It is part of the university’s College of Engineering. NC State is located in Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, which forms one vertex of the world-famous Research Triangle, including Research Triangle Park (RTP). RTP has one of the most diverse industrial bases in the world and is a center of excellence for technology and science. The Research Triangle area is routinely recognized in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of both mountains and the seashore.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The positions will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 15, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should submit the following online at (reference position number 107911, or use the quick link: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and education philosophy, a statement of service, and names and complete contact information of three references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the position advertised here at Inquiries may be sent via email to:


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.


NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Return to employment Web page