Instructor, Cybersecurity and Information Systems Technology

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructor, Cybersecurity and Information Systems Technology

Position Number: 298F0089
Department: INFO SYSTEMS TECH (Lord Fairfax)
Job Open Date: 03/05/2021
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Description
Lord Fairfax Community College was the second community college in the state of Virginia to be recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the U. S. National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Our Cybersecurity program has won Program of Study from the Virginia Career and Technical Education Excellence in Education Group and LFCC faculty maintain representation on the Virginia Cyber Range led by Virginia Tech. Our faculty and students regularly participate in statewide and national cybersecurity competitions, including the Radford RuSecure, VMI Cyber Fusion, and NCL. Most recently, LFCC launched a new Associate of Science specialization in Cybersecurity Engineering, designed to transfer in its entirety to the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Engineering at George Mason University.

The candidate will be responsible for curriculum instruction development and/or teaching in the discipline of cybersecurity according to the requirements as outlined within the Center of Academic Excellence designation criteria. Teaching may be in various modalities such as face-to-face, online and mixed (hybrid.) In addition, the candidate may be responsible for grant preparation and/or contribution, collaboration among the college units, VCCS entities and community entities, and initiate/contribute to outreach activities (curriculum marketing, and community event participation) in the cybersecurity and collaborating fields. Specific learning components include, but are not limited to: 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).

Experience in setting up or enhancing a state-of-the-art Cyber Lab is preferred, including making decisions and recommendations on hardware and software acquisitions supporting a secured cyber infrastructure for learning. The objective is to give students a thorough grounding in technology and cybersecurity fundamentals along with systematic hands-on experience to prepare students for an appropriate cybersecurity related job with a very short-learning curve. Students need to be provided with all the tools necessary to succeed in a highly competitive market.

We seek candidates with educational and industry experience in cybersecurity related technology, preferably with a concentration in the cybersecurity “components” mentioned previously. The ideal candidate should possess strong communication skills in community presentations and experience in research and knowledge, with a major focus in cybersecurity and a minor focus in related technology-based disciplines. The successful candidate will teach courses in the areas of cybersecurity, information security, networking, and computer forensics.

Faculty Positions: The minimum salary for the position is $43,776.00 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 and

About Lord Fairfax Community College
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is a comprehensive, nonresidential, two-year public institution of higher education with 4 locations-the Fauquier and Middletown Campuses, the Luray-Page County Center and the Vint Hill Site and outreach sites throughout the College’s service region. The service region includes the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren and the city of Winchester.

LFCC’s Middletown Campus and Luray-Page County Center are nestled within the Shenandoah Valley with easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, historical sites, and a welcoming network of towns and cities where families grow and diverse business thrive. LFCC’s Fauquier Campus and Vint Hill Site are located within the Upper Piedmont region of Virginia. Situated in Fauquier County, and located just 40 miles west of Washington, D.C., this area offers the beauty of country living with easy access to the international community of our nation’s capital.

LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC offers a variety of day, evening, weekend and distance learning classes. As one of the fastest growing community colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges, LFCC serves over 9,100 unduplicated credit students and approximately 1,200 employers with business and professional development through Workforce Solutions. In terms of student enrollment, LFCC is the seventh largest of the 23 colleges of the Virginia Community Colleges.

Celebrate with Us
LFCC is embarking on the celebration of our 50 Years of Impact. In the fall of 1970, LFCC first opened its doors at the Middletown Campus to begin classes with 577 students. Beginning, January 2020, LFCC will celebrate 50 years of cultivating educational opportunity and economic vitality within our community. We look forward to reflecting on our past, celebrating the present and moving forward with a renewed dedication to our community and student achievement.

Fiscal year 2020 was one of the strongest years for higher education in state budget recent history. There were no increases to tuition or fees for students, $4 million statewide increase to training grants, compensation increases for employees and health premiums remained unchanged. LFCC ranks 8 out of Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges in the amount of performance based funding received.

LFCC continues to prepare for the future; our facilities and campus improvement projects include new construction of the Luray Page County Center in Luray, VA as well as the anticipated Hazel Hall Building at our Fauquier Campus in Warrenton, VA.

Lord Fairfax Community College, located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley is accepting applications for adjunct, part-time faculty (day, evening and weekend) positions for Adjunct Faculty. Positions are appointed on a course-by-course, semester basis as needed. Responsibilities include teaching college level courses, which may include distance learning on and off campus courses during the day, evening and weekends.

Additional Information
Your Expertise. Our Inspiring Culture. Enriching Lives and Community Vitality. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The 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), LFCC will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application, interviewing and selection process. 1-800-906-5322 ext. 7226

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. LFCC 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 (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in cybersecurity field or a master’s degree with at least 9 graduate credit hours in cybersecurity plus 9 graduate credit hours in information technology or related
  • Teaching experience and/or work experience in the cybersecurity or information security field

Preferred Qualifications:s

  • The additional 9 + graduate credits under Information Technology related include 9 graduate credits in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Cybersecurity Engineering or a combination thereof.
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation through presentations to community outreach on cybersecurity or related focused themes
  • CISSP certification highly desirable
  • Experience in developing relevant courses and curricula
  • Demonstrated to considerable experience teaching or working in the cybersecurity field
  • Experience in in developing security solutions in an enterprise environment
  • Experience in active research of new cybersecurity developments including next generation security hardware and software (e.g., firewalls, IPS, IoTs, Autonomous devices)

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The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

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