Full-time Faculty: Cybersecurity Operations & Management Program Lead (open rank)


About Harrisburg University:
Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Operations and Management program, offered fully online at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, prepares students to become cybersecurity leaders in defending organizations against increasingly more sophisticated cyber threats. Students learn to secure IT environments and infrastructure, design, secure programs, lead forensic investigations across an organization, and manage cyber risks. Developed with national leaders, the program incorporates the most current trends and curriculum in cybersecurity and positions graduates to immediately step into cybersecurity roles within the private and public sector. The multi-disciplinary program integrates computer science and engineering, math, legal, and cyber-management courses and was designed to align with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework, (led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology), which is a partnership between government, private sector and academia and focused on education, training and workforce development.
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is seeking a Cybersecurity Operations and Management Faculty Program Lead to support the leadership, direction, supervision and evaluation of the online bachelor’s in Cybersecurity Operations and Management Program. The Program Lead is responsible for the administration and supervision of the online program, which includes oversight of the curriculum development and assessment, policy administration, course and faculty scheduling, and the evaluation, assessment and development of faculty within the Cybersecurity Operations and Management program.

In addition to leading the development of the program curriculum, the program lead is expected to teach across the curriculum in courses such as cybersecurity ethics and policy, cyber defense, security design principles, cybersecurity systems and administration, cloud cybersecurity and governance and principles of secure database design systems.

• Function as the first line administrator in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned instructional programs and services
• Oversight of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
• Coordinate schedules of full-time faculty and identify, evaluate and request new corporate faculty as needed, to support the program
• Conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to faculty within the program
• Address student concerns and act as a liaison/mediator between students and faculty as necessary
• Teach courses across the curriculum
• Support program review and educational planning processes for the program
• Provide administrative leadership in the development and management of the program budget
• Engage with community stakeholders, promote the program and participate in efforts to support enrollment, including recruitment, persistence, and retention activities
• Maintain a working knowledge of cybersecurity principles and elements


Faculty Program Lead/Administrative Responsibilities:

Program Oversight:
The Faculty Program Lead will perform regular course and program assessment, make curriculum modifications and additions, as well as develop new courses. You will work to evaluate student assessment activities and assess program electives.

Student Advising:
The Faculty Program Lead will advise students on applied projects, as well as correspond with and advise students regarding the program and registration.

Faculty Need Forecasting & Recruitment:
The Faculty Program Lead will determine semester course needs and align and schedule faculty and TA’s appropriately.

Faculty Support:
The Faculty Program Lead will offer general support for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development, as well as mentor and coach incoming Program faculty. You will also field course content, assessment questions and perform/arrange for faculty evaluations for all first semester faculty.


• Ph.D. or D.Sc. in Cybersecurity, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Assurance, or closely related academic field from an accredited institution
• At least 6 years of practical and recent experience in the Cybersecurity field
• Cybersecurity industry certifications including but not limited to CISSP, GPEN, GIAC, OCSP, or similar certifications
• Familiarity with cybersecurity operations, training and/or cyber ranges; expert in demonstrating proficiency in a wide range of information IT security technologies, embedded security, and platforms
• Evidence of scholarly research and presentations at academic or professional conferences and publications in cybersecurity related topics in peer-reviewed journals
• Knowledge of subject matter and course content pertinent to Cybersecurity programs; knowledge of cybersecurity trends
• Knowledge of academic management, general education, instructional curriculum and program development and implementation at both the course and program level; an understanding of current instructional theories, strategies and techniques
• Knowledge of online teaching environments, such as Canvas or other course management systems
• Ability to assess student work and maintain and submit accurate and current plans, reports, and records involving student accountability, attendance and performance
• Ability to initiate and supervise interdisciplinary research projects
• Solid analytical/problem-solving skills with capability to identify solutions to unusual and complex problems
• Potential for both high quality teaching and high quality academic research, and strong desire to engage in scholarly research and collaborate with faculty across all academic disciplines at HU

Harrisburg University requires dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active and collaborative environment that stresses high quality service deliver, entrepreneurial spirit, and close contact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents. HU is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in this context.
Interested candidates should send a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy and research statement to the attention of:

Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter

About Harrisburg University:
Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today’s economy.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an independent educational institution offering innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to local and global needs. The institution fosters a diverse community of learners, provides access and support to students who want to pursue a career in science and technology, and supports business creation and economic development.

Harrisburg University: At a Glance:
• Only science and technology-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
• Private, non-sectarian, nonprofit, urban, teaching university
• Located in the city of Harrisburg
• Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
• Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
• Inaugural class arrived August 29, 2005
• Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, June 22, 2009
• 350 full- and part-time employees
• Signature 16-story, $73 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center

Student Population:
• The University’s total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students: 5,300 as of December 1, 2017.
• Undergraduate Student Body: 49% female, 53% minority
• 98% of our students demonstrate financial need
• Ranked in top 20 of US News & World Report’s ethnic diversity category for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
• HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
• HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduating is $7,000 less than the national average student education debt.

• Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree: 100%
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees awarded in Analytics, Biotechnology and Biosciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Interactive Media, Management & eBusiness, Geospatial Technologies, and Integrative Sciences
• Master of Science Degrees awarded in Analytics, Information Systems Engineering & Management, Learning Technologies, Computer Information Sciences, Project Management & Healthcare Informatics.
• PhD awarded in Data Analytics – first student cohort began in Fall 2017.
• Trimester system

Institutional Leadership:
A 30-member, independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees led by an Executive Committee governs Harrisburg University. The Board of Trustees delegates authority for day-to-day operations to senior management.

Notes of Distinction:
• First private nonprofit science and technology-focused institution chartered in the Commonwealth since Carnegie Mellon University
• Educational framework is competency-based, applied and experiential
• Offers Central Pennsylvania’s only master’s degrees in IT Project Management, or Learning Technologies
• The University is a Project Management Institute® registered education provider
• Home to the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, The Consumer Insights Research Lab, The Government Technology Institute, The Geospatial Technology Center and The Food Science and Technology Center.
• Co-PI on NSF-funded ADVANCE grant focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women academics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines

Institutional Affiliations & Partnerships:
• American Council on Education (ACE)
• Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
• Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)
• National Science Foundation (NSF)
• Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP)
• Consortium agreements with Penn State and St. Francis University
• Articulation agreements with Harrisburg Area Community College, Community College of Baltimore County & Lehigh Carbon Community College

About Harrisburg:
Located in a dynamic downtown setting, Harrisburg University connects people to a diverse and exciting community. In 2010, Money Magazine ranked Harrisburg as one of the nation’s top “Up and Coming Cities.” In 2009, the Harrisburg area was rated 12th in the “Best Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Forbes Magazine ranked Harrisburg as 5th among America’s most livable cities in 2010 and the area was named #2 among America’s best places to raise a family. More than 600,000 residents call the Harrisburg region home, making it the 52nd largest statistical metropolitan area in the nation.

Harrisburg is also home to the Capitol of the Commonwealth of PA. Located in the heart of a thriving, bustling downtown, HU is connected to Strawberry Square, a downtown shopping, dining and office complex that serves as the student center. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, which also neighbors HU, hosts an array of theatrical and concert events, in addition to displaying a rotation of mesmerizing exhibits throughout the year. Nearby Restaurant Row, and City Island, also provide countless dining, shopping, sporting and other entertainment options. We have teamed with a local developer to renovate nearby building that now serve as dormitory space. The scenic nature areas along the nearby Susquehanna River offer a relaxing escape from classes. Concerts, art festivals and shows also take place along the city’s river walk. Museums, fitness clubs, theatres and minor league baseball games are but a few of the entertainment options the HU community can take advantage of on any given day.