Instructor, Computer Service Technology (Cybersecurity)

Job description


Coastline College is soliciting applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position for Cybersecurity or Computer Networking in the Computer Service Technology Program to begin January 2020. The primary teaching responsibility will be in the area of Cybersecurity. Applicants should also be able to teach a variety of Computer Networking core and elective courses within the Computer Service Technology program.

Teaching responsibilities may include evening, online, and/or weekend classes. Courses in the Computer Service Technology program are primarily taught at the Garden Grove campus. Travel between campuses in Orange County, CA (Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and Westminster) will sometimes be required. Demonstrated online teaching experience is preferred, but not required. In addition to teaching, job requirements include service to the institution, development of industry and government partnerships, enhancement of workforce development and career pathways, and play an active role in outreach to K-12 schools.

In addition to being designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, Coastline College serves approximately 26,000 students, awards over 3,000 degrees and certificates, and transfers over 2,000 students to four-year institutions annually. Coastline College offers two-year associate degrees and certificates. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), Coastline College reflects the dynamic diversity of the region.

Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Teach general and specialized cybersecurity courses such as: Introduction to Security, Ethical Hacking, Digital Forensics, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner, and CISSP.
  2. Teach computer networking courses such as: Cisco Operating Systems (CCNA-CCNP), Linux, Virtual Machines, Palo Alto, and Cloud Networking.
  3. Assume a lead role in the development and implementation of Certificate courses in the disciplines of Cybersecurity and/or Computer Networking.
  4. Coach and/or provide leadership for the cybersecurity competition teams, such as WRCCDC, NCL, and/or CyberPatriot.
  5. Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district wide activities and committees as assigned.
  6. Assignment will include evening and online classes, and may include weekend classes.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d):
  2. Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area.
  3. Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND two years of professional experience directly related to the job assignment.
  4. Possess an Associate's degree from an accredited institution AND six years of professional experience directly related to the job assignment.
  5. Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency (located at in addition to all other required materials.
2. Evidence of a sensitivity to, understanding of, and the ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
Desirable Qualifications:
In addition to teaching competence in the primary discipline, the successful candidate will also have:
  1. Experience in blending student success strategies, such as: goal setting, time-management, problem solving, study methods, and research skills into their own curriculum. Candidates who have not had such experience will be expected to gain these competencies during their first year, so that they are able to incorporate these strategies in their own courses.
  2. Hold at least one professional industry certification in the Cybersecurity or Computer Networking discipline, e.g. CISSP, CASP, CEH, GIAC, EnCe, CCFP, CCFE, CCNA, or CCIE.
  3. Hold certified Cybersecurity instructor certificates.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of secure network design and implementation.
  5. Work experience in the area of Cybersecurity and/or Computer Networking disciplines.
  6. Teaching experience to include at least two years of community college or above; either part-time or fullĀ­ time.
  7. Experience in teaching online courses.
Physical Abilities:
  • Requires the ability to function in a classroom and/or office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move to about the classroom, campus and off-campus locales. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in on-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Conditions of Employment

For a full-time, two-semester position, a maximum starting range of $54,626 to $93,132 is offered, based on the 2019-2020 salary schedule of $54,6264 to $130,233. In addition, an annual stipend of $3,186 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
*Application and required materials must be electronically submitted on-line at by the indicated closing date. Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.
Additional Information

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. A current resume of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  3. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  4. A written response addressing the "Desirable Qualifications" (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
  5. Answers to all Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume or put "see resume" or leave blank).
  6. Application for Equivalency, if applicable. Candidates who are applying with minimum qualifications on the basis of equivalency must submit a completed Application for Equivalency Form (which can be downloaded at with supporting documentation, in addition to all other required materials (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).
Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

NOTE: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to give a teaching demonstration. The requirements for the teaching demonstration will be defined by the interview committee and will be given to the candidates at the time of interview scheduling. Additionally, candidates selected for an interview will also be required to provide unofficial transcripts of ALL undergraduate and graduate course work.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.

All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application even if your cover letter or CV/Resume already addresses those questions. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank. All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community.

Disability Accommodations: Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714 or 714.438.4716.

  1. All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
  3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.
  4. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise and/or hands-on practical.
  5. The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical.
  6. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second level interview.
  7. The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  8. The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their experience.
  9. The start date will be determined by the Dean of the Division/Department depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.
  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application.
  • Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in the application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
  • Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.




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Posted: 7/26/2019
Application Due: 9/16/2019
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