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9 Month Faculty of Cybersecurity and Information Systems Technology (Middletown)

Laurel Ridge Community College

Job Description

Laurel Ridge Community College seeks an engaging and creative instructor for a full-time faculty position (9-month position) to provide leadership and instruction for the cybersecurity programs. Typical workloads for full time faculty are normally 15 credit hours per semester with 10 student engagement hours required each week. Faculty members are also required to collaborate with others (full and part-time instructors and administrators) to ensure teaching uniformity and continuity of course material and expectations. Based at the Middletown campus, the successful candidate will collaborate in the development of new course curriculum, degrees, certificates, and training as appropriate that align with the direction of the cybersecurity and information technology programs and the School of Professional Programs. The candidate will strengthen
and expand relationships and partnerships with K-12, higher education, industry, and community
organizations in support of the college mission, vision, and values. Laurel Ridge is looking for a faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in service, innovation, student success, and integrity in the performance of job duties. The candidate may be assigned to teach in traditional and non-traditional settings, including face-to-face, hybrid, dual enrollment, or online courses, which may be in a variety of lengths, as well as daytime, evenings, weekends, or at any of the Laurel Ridge locations. The potential teaching content includes, but is not limited to, cybersecurity, networking, information systems technology, robotics, UAS (drones), information security, and computer forensics, with specific learning components in the following areas: Cybersecurity foundations (Theory of security and privacy, models of trust and risk, secure communication and computation, cryptography, threat modeling), and secure systems (Secure
O/S, databases, networks, cloud systems, hardware, embedded systems, and mobile devices/apps, IoT systems).

Our AAS in Cybersecurity program is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. The successful candidate will work with current faculty to oversee the degree and certificate programs, support student success/retention initiatives and complete program requirements to maintain the ABET accreditation and NSA designation. Additional duties include advising, recruiting, and service on college committees.

The position will remain open until filled, with a start date of August 16th, 2023. Candidates are strongly encouraged to include a resume and cover letter that address how each of the qualifications are met.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the position is $48,263 to $94,806, per year, however, actual starting salary will commensurate with education and/or experience. The position is a 9 month faculty role and as such is eligible for the benefits package offered by the Commonwealth of Virginia for state agencies and the Virginia Community College System. For more information, please visit

Click here to learn about Laurel Ridge Community College.
Laurel Ridge Community College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Laurel Ridge will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in order to provide access to the application, interviewing, and selection process. Please email for further information.

Alternative Hiring Process ( AHP )
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process.
To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide/upload their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS).

Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability.
If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:
Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. While honoring bona fide occupational exceptions as needed, the college shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions including lactation, age, status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. The college also promotes a safe working environment and prohibits sexual misconduct, including sexual violence and harassment.


Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.


KSA's/Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s in the teaching field OR Associate’s in the teaching field with demonstrated competency in the teaching field. 2 years related occupational experience. Demonstrated teaching potential.


Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Cybersecurity OR
Master’s degree in related field with eighteen (18) graduate semester credits in Cybersecurity
Willingness to adopt and teach new and emerging technologies (such as UAS (drones), artificial intelligence & machine learning, immersive technology, robotics/automation).
Experience utilizing technology in teaching, preferably at a community college.
CISSP or other cybersecurity certification highly desirable.
Laurel Ridge offers Educational Assistance to gain degrees!


Operation of a State Vehicle


Supervises Employees


Required Travel
Travel as per any required duties of the position, such as to sites/campuses and any training. Ability to cover assignments throughout the college service region as necessary for the job is required.

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