CyberSecurity Program Director

New York City
Oct 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

CyberSecurity Program Director

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Work type: Faculty Full-time, Staff Full-time
Department: Katz School
Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Academic Administration, Education/Teaching

Position Summary:
Yeshiva University's Katz School seeks a dynamic director to serve as academic and administrative lead for its graduate CyberSecurity degree and related programs. Given the multidisciplinary mission of the Katz School, there will be opportunities to collaborate on research and initiatives with other fields and schools; for example, Computer Science, Data Science, Data and Privacy Law (at Cardozo School of Law), and YU's Innovation Lab. In particular, this is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to take advantage of the University's deep connections to Israel's CyberSecurity industry and startup community.

The position may be eligible for a senior clinical appointment depending on experience and qualifications. We offer an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefits, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Compensation commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provide transformative direction and oversight with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and community
  • Oversee curriculum development, academic policies, and assessment with commitment to continuous program improvement
  • Align curriculum with industry certifications such as CISSP and Ethical Hacker.
  • Ensure student academic and professional success, including internships and career opportunities
  • Lead faculty recruitment, hiring, development, evaluation, and creating a culture of collegiality and shared governance
  • Partner with the Graduate Enrollment Management group for student recruitment of highly qualified students, with an expectation of significant program growth
  • Obtain Professional Science Master's (PSM) affiliation and any or other relevant industry designations
  • Collaborate with faculty and administrators across the university to identify shared goals, synergistic programming, and other learning and research opportunities
  • Raise the visibility of the Katz School and University in the field of Cybersecurity
  • Establish partnerships with local, regional, national, and international organizations
  • Develop grants, contracts, philanthropy, and research development
  • Manage budgets and resources

    Experience & Educational Background:
  • Master's degree in cybersecurity, computer science or related field; doctorate preferred
  • Minimum 3 years in higher education administration
  • Professional experience in cybersecurity or related fields

    Skills & Competencies:
  • Strong network of industry connections
  • Capacity for excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate students as evidenced by prior student evaluations, teaching portfolios, and peer-evaluations
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills

    Application Instructions:
    Submit application by clicking Apply/Register.

    About Us:
    The Katz School at Yeshiva University (YU) provides students with the opportunity to further their intellectual and professional pursuits and become a part of one of U.S. News and World Report's top 100 universities in the United States. We are committed to delivering a world-class education in Science, Technology, and Health and to connecting students with thought-leaders and employers in New York City and beyond. Our curricula are informed by research and industry to provide our graduates with tools that will serve them long into their careers. Critical to our mission is creating an exemplary student and faculty experience. Yeshiva University is an academic powerhouse, and we invite you to join us. Learn more at

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

    We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

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    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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