Limited Term Adjunct Instructor, Cyber Operations - Penetration Testing (Sierra Vista, AZ)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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College of Applied Sci & Tech

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Medical Sub-Speciality:


Sierra Vista


Sierra Vista, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona’s College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is a National Security Agency (NSA) designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and an Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) designated Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE). CAST is seeking an Adjunct Professor who will teach undergraduate courses within our Cyber Operations and Intelligence & Information Operations programs. The candidate will teach courses in the areas of Penetration testing, Social Engineering, and/or Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). A limited number of courses are available to teach each semester, contingent upon enrollment and funding. CAST is seeking candidates who can demonstrate outstanding teaching and course development consistent with the college's purpose, vision, and values and who enjoy working with a diverse, non-traditional student population. This position will contribute to building a strong team of culturally diverse faculty and staff who are committed to preparing traditional, post-traditional, and transfer students for success in a 21st-century workforce.
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Duties & Responsibilities:

Teach undergraduate courses using avariety of formats including online, and interactive video/TV platforms.
Teaching responsibilities include traditional course delivery, seminars,independent studies, as well as creation and revision of course content.
Adjunct instructors are required to attend meetings and submit materials asrequested throughout the term of appointment.
Develop/prepare course syllabi, assignments, and activities for coursedelivery.
Critique and grade student assignments and examinations.
Maintain regular in-person or virtual office hours and/or be available tostudents by appointment.
Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge,Skills, & Abilities
The candidate should have experience in thefollowing areas:
Fundamental Security Principles and Vulnerabilities
Networking Principles
Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
Penetration Testing and security experience to include:
Offensive Cyber Operations Authorities & Approvals
Event Scoping & Rules of Engagement (ROE) Development
Cyber Kill Chain and the MITRE ATT&CK Framework
Cyber Reconnaissance/OSINT
Network and Vulnerability Scanning
Post Exploitation Activities
Web and Database Attacks
Password Structures and Password Cracking/Guessing
Social Engineering (SE)
Phishing/Spear Phishing
Engagement planning & ROE Development

Willingness to teach in an Offensive/Defensive Cyber Operations program that supports both civilian and U.S. government learning objectives

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in Cyber Operations, Cybersecurity, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Ph.D./D.Sc. in Cyber Operations, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related field
•Demonstrated prior online teaching experience
•Security-related Python scripting/programming and analysis experience
•Intelligence analysis experience

Rank :


Tenure Information:

Adjunct (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:

0.2 - 0.3

Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

Per Course

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Jason Denno, [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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