Director of Cybersecurity Education and Teaching Professor


Director of Cybersecurity Education and Teaching Professor

The Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications from outstanding educators for the Director of Cybersecurity Education/Teaching Professor position starting August 16, 2023.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area along with appropriate experience by their start date.  The position will exist within the Department of Computer Science and work closely with the Secure Computing Institute (SCI).

A successful candidate should have a vision for running and designing a cybersecurity education program as well as provide evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level, leadership in curricular innovation, an interest in CS educational scholarship, and a desire to collaborate with SCI faculty on education and research efforts.  Primary responsibilities will include (1) overseeing and expanding cybersecurity education programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels; (2) teaching graduate and undergraduate Computer Science courses on cybersecurity; and (3) writing proposals for and leading sponsored innovative cybersecurity education initiatives.

Overseeing the Cybersecurity Education Program: The Director will work as a peer of the SCI Director of Cybersecurity Practice aiding in the identification, recruitment, and review of instructors for short courses, mentors for capstone student projects, placement for student internships and full time positions.  The Director will manage an NSF CyberCorps? Scholarship for Service program. The Director will be expected to be highly engaged with students, building on existing student group initiatives and developing new opportunities for students.

Expanding the Cybersecurity Education Program: The Director will lead and expand education initiatives of the Department of Computer Science and the NC-Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE –  NC-PaCE is a coalition of ten of North Carolina’s universities, colleges, and community colleges led by SCI.  NC-PaCE works with public agencies and private-sector businesses to address a growing workforce gap and to establish cybersecurity as an economic development tool for the state through education, research, services, and outreach.  The Director will lead the effort to receive a CAE-CD designation for the BS in Computer Science Cybersecurity Concentration and explore pathways and degree programs that support CSC and NC State growth expectations.

Teaching Cybersecurity Courses: The Director will be a member of the Teaching Faculty in the Department of Computer Science and is expected to teach Computer Science courses on cybersecurity both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with an initial focus on undergraduate courses.  Offerings may include continuing cybersecurity education to professionals.

Teaching Faculty, as Professional Faculty, are full members of the Department and have a promotion path from Assistant Teaching Professor to Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor. Teaching Faculty are highly valued colleagues and contribute to the Department through activities like coordination of courses, participation in the Strategic Planning Committee, ABET accreditation, and other departmental leadership, like the Director of Cybersecurity Education.  The Department supports the engagement of Teaching Faculty with the larger community.  As professional faculty, the Director of Cybersecurity Education and Teaching Faculty are not eligible for consideration or conferral of permanent tenure.

The Department of Computer Science and 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.  Raleigh forms one corner of the world-famous Research Triangle, which includes Research Triangle Park (RTP).  RTP is a hub of innovation, both as a metropolitan area with a world-class industrial base, and as a center of excellence in the technology and academic arenas.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University form the second and third corners of the Triangle.  Raleigh and its surrounding areas are routinely recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States.  We enjoy outstanding public education, affordable cost of living, and a wide variety of entertainment opportunities, all within proximity to the mountains and the coast.

The Department of Computer Science, like the College of Engineering of which it is a part, is committed to building an academic environment that is welcoming to students, staff and faculty members from all backgrounds, including members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. As part of its current expansion, the Department seeks to identify a broad cross section of new faculty hires.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  The positions will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 1, 2023 for full consideration for an August 2023 start.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants should submit the following online at (reference position number - 00107911): cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy, which could include a statement of educational scholarship; a diversity, equity and inclusion statement indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion; and names and complete contact information of three references, including email addresses and phone numbers.  Candidates can obtain information about the department, curriculum, and its research programs, as well as more detail about the position advertised at  Inquiries may be sent via email to:

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  We are widely recognized as a highly diverse department, having the most female tenured and tenure-track faculty of any computer science department in the country.  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.  If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at 919.515.2135 or (email address opens in a new window).

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 the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.  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.


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