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Cybersecurity & Network Administration Professor Full-Time, Tenure Track

South Puget Sound Community College
Washington, United States
$64,091.00 - $64,091.00
Closing date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications must be submitted online here:   
South Puget Sound Community College seeks highly motivated and qualified candidates for the 2021-2022 academic year to fill a full-time, tenure track position in Cybersecurity & Network Administration. Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills and abilities to help college teams lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success.  
This is a full time-tenure track position. The basic assignment is 177 contract days with a salary of $ 57,691 and the High Demand stipend is $6,400.00 additional. The effective date of employment will be September 13, 2021. 

The Cybersecurity & Network Administration Professor will:
  • Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
  • Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of learners.
  • Seek opportunities for teaching and learning excellence.
  • Embrace change, risk-taking and innovation.
  • Respect the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of others.
  • Contribute to the technical and general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education to a university.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. A firm understanding of anti racist policy development coupled with the skills to eliminate barriers that harm underrepresented people is a college requirement. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.
And if that isn't enough?  We also offer:

  • The Clipper Café grill specializing in seasonal comfort foods
  • The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
  • Starbucks coffee shop
  • Free Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond 
  • FREE parking on campus – permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
  • Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
  • Gym and recreation facilities
  • SPSCC promotes wellness  with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
  • Lots of activities with our Arts and Entertainment series, which are usually free for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.


  • The full-time, tenure track faculty member will work with other faculty members, staff, and administrators to:

  • Support a new evening/hybrid/weekend program for working adults (e.g. in IT) seeking a credential to advance their career or those who want to make a career change from another field.

  • Teach online, hybrid, and/or virtual courses.

  • Prepare, teach, and assess outcomes in Cybersecurity & Network Administration courses.

  • Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning in Cybersecurity/Networking in

  • relation to identified college pathways, which are likened to career goals.

  • Create authentic assessments of students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes.

  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive, and kinesthetic domains of learning.

  • Use local, state, and national date and analytics to continuously enhance strategies to improve student success.

  • Mentor/advise students regarding academic pathways and the courses needed to reach each student’s academic goals.

  • Use a wide range of learning resources, tools, and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.

  • Serve on committees that support the shared governance of the college.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, OR an Associate’s degree in Information Technology AND two years of industry related experience.

  • Sound working knowledge of Linux, Microsoft Workstation, Microsoft Server, Cisco network routers and switches, virtualization, and penetration testing software.

  • Minimum of two years of recent and relevant work experience in an information technology field and/or providing information technology instruction at the post-secondary level.

  • Industry certifications including at least CompTIA Security+ and Cisco CCNA.

  • Cisco Academy Instructor with access to teach CCNA courses.

  • Collaborative -- The ability to work in culturally diverse groups toward a common goal by involving, including, and valuing others. 

  •  Experience and/or leadership in serving, advocating for, collaborating with, and/or representing specific underrepresented marginalized communities. 


  • Expressed ability to work evenings and weekends, often in online and/or virtual environments.

  • Additional industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+, or Cisco CCT.

  • Teaching or work experience in networking, network hardware support, and/or cybersecurity technologies.

  • A commitment and ability to work effectively with students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, including a wide range of student preparedness and physical abilities.


Applications must be submitted online here:  

Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
  2. Current Resume showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete. 

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line. 
Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.
Bargaining Unit
This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the South Puget Sound Federation of Teachers, AFT/AFL-CIO, Local 4603.
South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator
South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, , Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512;  South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.
Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. 


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