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Program Director, MS, Cybersecurity

Bay Path University
Longmeadow, MA

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: 01-50-5016-Masters CyberSecurity
Locations:: Longmeadow, MA
Posted:: Feb 2, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)
Position ID:: 158628

About Bay Path University:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to prepare students to not only meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities but to also thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the start them on the road of success. That spirit and philosophy is best reflected in our shared vision, "At Bay Path, every learner's dreams of a better career, a richer life, and a brighter future will be realized."

Recognizing that our learners come first, we know it is equally important that we develop, cultivate, and sustain a culture that binds us together as a community. As part of the University's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we draw upon our eight Core Values-beliefs that provide the internal framework and a moral compass for how we work and interact with each other.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges and Graduate Programs by The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA, and a satellite location in East Longmeadow, MA, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

For 125 years, we have been committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. Be Bay Path.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:


Ensure that all graduate cyber courses are appropriately aligned with rapidly changing industry expectations and NSA CAE accreditation criteria.

Since most of our students come from The Knowledge Corridor and intend to remain in this region after graduation, the Director will be expected to work closely with the Sullivan Career Services Center to develop relationships with regional employers to create and maintain internships and employment pipelines for our students.

The incumbent will also be expected to coordinate closely with TAWC's Academic Director, BS, Digital Forensics to ensure continuity of our curricula and reinforce the pathway from our undergraduate to our graduate programs.

In addition, the Director will ensure optimal use of the cyber range and SOC at the Center of Cyber Excellence (CCE) at Union Station in Springfield, MA. For example, range-based learning experiences are to be threaded throughout the MS, Cybersecurity curriculum, and all Cyber graduate students should be encouraged to apply for internships at the range and SOC, with the Director fully engaged wherever possible in the teaching, learning and internship experiences at the CCE.

Finally, the incumbent will collaborate with the Academic Director, BS, Digital Forensics, the Dean of the School of Management and Technology, and their counterparts at the regions community colleges to develop and implement a new MS, Cybersecurity Bridge program in time for launch NLT AY 2024/25.


  • Teach a minimum of eight (8) courses per year (24 credits), with a (2) course release for administrative responsibilities associated with the directorship.
  • Ensure that all graduate cyber courses are appropriately aligned with industry expectations and NSA CAE accreditation criteria.
  • Create new programs based upon market needs and enrollment growth opportunities, e.g., a new MS, Cybersecurity Bridge Program for graduates of community colleges who wish to leverage their experience in IT to bridge into our graduate degree in cybersecurity.
  • Maintain scheduled office hours online and on ground to ensure effective academic and career advising/mentoring, to ensure persistence to completion, retention and support job placement.
  • Maintain course schedules in accordance with established curricula and staff courses with best available, seasoned cyber instructors.
  • Collaborate with the CITL on the development of instructor online, on ground and hybrid teaching skills to optimize student success in each course across the curriculum.
  • Conduct Annual Program Assessments to ensure continuous improvement and
  • compliance with accrediting agencies.
  • Collaborate with Enrollment Marketing and Admissions, as necessary, to ensure program marketing materials and campaigns are aligned with the evolving needs of the marketplace (i.e., content expertise). Collaboration should include timely responses to requests from Admissions for contact with prospective graduate students (i.e., funnel support).
  • Maintain close contact and affiliation with small and large companies, non-profits, and government agencies in the region and beyond, working closely with the CCE at Union Station and the Sullivan Career Services team to ensure responsiveness to the business community and provide internships and timely entre' to employment opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the MassCyberCenter at MassTech, Marlboro, MA, and the Cyber Center of Excellence at Union, Station, Springfield, MA.
  • Coordinate the Annual Cyber Security Summit.
  • Participate in Cyber Security Academic Advisory Board Meetings.
  • Support research grants that advance cyber career development and student success.
  • Attend faculty, School, and University meetings.
  • Maintain an active presence on campus, including attendance at major University events (Commencement, Academic Convocation) and student events.
  • Participate in University Committee assignments.
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning.
  • Understand and appreciate the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a culture of diversity, respect for the individual and inclusion.
  • Attend training as required.
  • Perform other duties or tasks as assigned by the University.


  • Field experience in Information Assurance and/or Digital Forensics is essential.
  • Master's degree required. CSSP, Digital Forensics certification and/or Doctorate preferred.
  • Undergraduate and graduate experience in cyber security is preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Ability to adhere to university policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPPA regulations.
  • Ability to travel to and from university campus and office locations as needed.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect, inclusion, and belonging. Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • Ability to adhere to university policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at [email protected] or call 413-565-1157.


Working At Bay Path University

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and a member of the Women’s College Coalition. With a main campus and four satellite locations, Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate, (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

Mission Statement:

A Bay Path University education empowers undergraduate women and graduate women and men to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares students to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Bay Path experience is nothing less than transformational. Our women-only undergraduate programs and our coeducational graduate programs are offered both on campus and online, providing a flexible, 21st-century education for learners at all stages of life and career. Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community, close mentoring, and rigorous preparation for success in a complex and globally interdependent society. Students graduate with the applied knowledge, portable skillset, and confidence to thrive in their professions, identify and realize their dreams, and make a lasting difference in the world. 

Established: 1897

Enrollment: Over 3,300 students

Alumni: Approximately 15,000 alumni around the world.

Athletics: Eight teams compete at the NCAA Division III level, in the New England Collegiate Conference.

University Motto: Carpe Diem, Latin for "Seize the Day"


  • Longmeadow, MA - Home to our Residential College, for high school, transfer and International young women; One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday; and Graduate College for men and women. 
  • Concord, MA - Our Concord location is home to our graduate programs in Education and Psychology for men and women.
  • Sturbridge, MA - Our Sturbridge teaching site opened in 2003 and offers our One Day A Week College, for adult women with classes on Saturday and select graduate programs for men and women. This teaching location provides students with all of the support services of our main campus including access to library services, administrative and academic deans, student financial services, and the Registrar’s Office. 
  • East Longmeadow, MA - The Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center is located on our East Longmeadow site. This state-of-the-art facility houses our Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and our Master of Occupational Therapy Bridge programs.  

Residential College

Offers classes on-ground Monday through Friday.

At Bay Path University, we welcome students (commuters and residents), just like you, from across the country and around the world who are smart, capable young women who want to make a difference and be successful.

Here, you join a small, highly personal community that empowers you to take ownership of your life through:

  • Highly relevant majors and minors that give you practical knowledge, a global viewpoint, and the unique perspectives that make connections between subject areas and current topics.
  • Leadership opportunities that focus on your strengths, encouraging you to find your voice and act on your convictions.
  • Real-world experience balanced with career counseling that gives you a distinct advantage for graduate school or that rewarding first job.
  • More important, our admission counselors are here to help you and your family, guiding you through the admissions and financial aid process by taking your questions and connecting you with the right resources.

Why it pays to be a Bay Path woman:

  • Significant Financial Support. All of our full-time students receive a merit scholarship from Bay Path University, and more than 96% of our students receive additional financial aid that included grants, scholarships and loans. 
  • Close Attention from Faculty. With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll form close relationships with your professors that will lead to research, internship and networking opportunities. 
  • Thoughtful and Intentional Career Planning for Life. Our Sullivan Career and Life Planning Center (SCLP) is one of the best of its kind. As a Bay Path student, you will have lifetime access to the SCLP and the services it provides, including one-on-one career coaching and mentoring.

Undergraduate Study

A Place Where Knowledge Is Gained and Shared

If you ask a Bay Path woman graduate to define her academic experience, it would be one word: transformational. There is no other way to describe it.

Yes, we have majors in neurobiology, cybersecurity, and business analytics, as well as minors and concentrations that deepen your knowledge in a specific area. But we also educate the whole person, giving you the courage and confidence to be your best self, to help you get where you have to go, and to take on more in your life. It’s why women’s education still matters. 

American Women’s College

Are you one of the 76 million American women who has accomplished many things in her life yet still lacks a bachelor's degree? You are not alone. At The American Women's College, we understand the reasons that women pause their education early in life: 

  • Maybe going to college wasn’t right for you at the time
  • Maybe you started college and decided it wasn't a good fit
  • And then there other competing factors like family, work, and day-to-day pressures

Looking back, do you still wish you had earned a college degree?  Now you can—with The American Women’s College Online. We offer:

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