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Faculty -Cybersecurity and Compliance (174 Contract)

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA, IA

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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

This position is a Face -to- face position and not remote


The instructor is responsible for fostering student learning through effectively teaching coursework in the area of Cybersecurity and Compliance. A course load of 15 credit hours per semester is required. Teaching schedule will be assigned by the dean and may involve teaching at various Kirkwood locations in a variety of delivery formats including online, virtual, and face to face. Instructors may be asked to teach evenings and weekends. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the instructor will be expected to contribute professional expertise through non-teaching activities to the department, program, and college. The instructor will be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined by the College's Quality Faculty Plan.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

    • Be able and willing to deliver courses in variable delivery times, methods, and locations as required by the college.
    • Effectively organize, prepare, and teach assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi to students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
    • Evaluate student performance and provide timely feedback on a regular basis.
    • Utilize the Kirkwood Learning Management System to post course syllabi and relevant documents and provide access to student grade book.
    • Maintain student office hours on campus and online being available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
    • Participate in curriculum development, revision, and assessment activities at course, program, department, and college levels.
    • Discuss program, career, transfer options and other college services with students to support informed academic decisions.
    • Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental and college tasks, projects, and goals.
    • Maintain relationships with K12, transfer, and community and/or industry partners.
    • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
    • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

    • Ability to teach in a highly interactive and engaging environment.
    • Flexibility to adapt to continuous changes in the curriculum to align with industry driven demands/needs.
    • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
    • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationship with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the public.
    • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form and possess digital literacy skills related to computer technology.
    • Be creative, energetic, and self-motivated with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


    • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science/Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Engineering, or another relevant field
    • 2 years of experience in Cybersecurity
    • Advanced knowledge and experience in security, server management, hardware, software, networking, and virtualization
    • Proficient in TCP/IP networking and networking protocols
    • Proficient with Microsoft Windows & Linux operating systems including console/terminal usage
    • Proficient with Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment
    • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science/Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Engineering, or related field.
    • Experience with industry compliance practices and reporting
    • CompTIA CYSA+ and PenTest +, or CEH or CND certified
    • CASP+, CISSP, SANS, or similar are desired.
    • One-year teaching experience
    • Previous online teaching experience
    • Community college experience.

    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages

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