Limited Term Adjunct Instructor, Cyber Operations - Security Programming (Sierra Vista, AZ)

Tucson, AZ
Apr 27, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



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 area of Security-related Python Scripting/Programming. 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:

Teachundergraduate courses using a variety of formats including online, andinteractive video/TV platforms.
Teaching responsibilities include traditional course delivery, seminars,independent studies, as well as creation and revision of course content.
Adjunctinstructors 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 one or more of the followingknowledge, skills, and abilities:
Security-related Python scripting/programming and analysis
Python-based machine learning/artificial intelligence experience
Demonstrated experience using one of the following IDEs: Wing IDE, Sublime IDE, or Visual Studio IDE

Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in in Cyber Operations, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related field, plus:

oCompletion of 18 graduate credit hours in a relevant discipline; OR

oSignificant demonstrable technical experience (15 or more years of experience in the design, development, assessment, and/or reverse engineering of safety critical or security-related software and/or malware); OR

oSignificant publications reflective of technical expertise in the field of Cyber Security/Operations; OR

oCurrent Cyber Security/Operations doctoral student with departmental recommendation; OR

oAn equivalent combination of bachelor’s degrees, graduate-level education, technical experience, teaching experience, significant publications, and/or practical experience that will bring value to the students’ learning experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

•MS/Ph.D./D.Sc. in Cyber Operations, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related field
•Experience with software/system security related
• Experience creating security-related tools using Python
•Demonstrated Python and security-related course development and online teaching experience
•Experience in Low-level programming languages (C & x86 Assembly)

Rank :


Tenure Information:

Adjunct (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

8 - 12

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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