Cyber Security Instructor

Cyber Security Instructor


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000

Job Location

Hickory, NC


$60,000.00 Annually


State Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Closes: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Target Start Date

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Teaching schedules may include day or evening depending on course offerings

Employment Type

Full Time - 9 Month

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited institution in Information Technology or related field, or Associates degree in Information Technology/related field plus experience and certifications, that would be equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
  • Must be Cisco CCNA certified, or obtain this certification within 12 months from hire date.


  • Academic teaching experience required with community college teaching experience preferred.
  • Online teaching experience using Blackboard learning management system preferred.
  • At least one year of work experience in cyber-security or related IT information security position preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to work under pressure in emergencies and communicate cyber security and risk-related concepts to colleagues required.
  • General understanding of industry standards and requirements for information security management, state and federal statutes, and third-party security assessments.
  • Demonstrated experience in Internet and network security products and platforms, including intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, incident response, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information security ale1is, threat trends, and intrusion analysis malware, anomalous behavior, forensic research, and incident response protocols.
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) ce1iification required. In addition to the standard background check, this position requires having a clear fingerprint-based criminal records search through the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI).
  • Security+, CEH or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Experience with firewalls, ACLs, and endpoint security preferred.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Python, C#, PHP, Drupal, SQL, and/or Java preferred.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Cloud application platforms, Microsoft 365, SharePoint, IIS preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Please see job posting. 

    Position Description

    Faculty member to provide instruction in assigned courses. Courses may be seated, synchronous, asynchronous, or hybrid. Maintain accurate records (such as attendance, grades, documentation for accreditation, etc.) and submit any corresponding reports according to departmental or college guidelines. Responsibilities also include active participation in departmental work on curriculum design, assessment, and andragogy/pedagogy. This is a 9-month teaching position that requires your presence on campus for teaching responsibilities, office hours, and any other required departmental/college-wide activities. Teaching assignments will be for day, evening, and/or weekend classes. Classes will be assigned at on-campus and off-campus teaching sites (e.g., high school locations) in addition to online environments. Serve on various campus committees and/or as an advisor for student organizations. Teaching schedules may include day or evening depending on course offerings.  

    This is a full time, 9 month position. 2-year grant funded position. 

    *Salary: $60,000 annually. 

    This position is open until filled. 

    ***Please see posting for an example of duties

    Job Post Contact

    Roger Irvin
    Human Resources Director
    Catawba Valley Community College
    2550 Highway 70 SE
    Hickory, NC 28602-8302
    Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4277
    Fax:  (828) 624-5246