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Job Summary

The Program Director develops, implements, updates, and promotes the Computer Science and Cybersecurity program. The Director assists the Associate Dean of Workforce in the supervision and assessment of faculty members; initiates, recommends, and coordinates courses, and instructors for the program; assists with planning and coordination of adjunct faculty orientation. Ensures programs meet all requirements of the accreditation agency and federal/state requirements. Teaches up to 9 hours per semester wherever and whenever assigned as determined by instructional needs including branch centers and College off-site locations as necessary. The Director serves as a supervisor, leader, mentor, and role model to students and personnel in the program. The Director is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Computer Science and Cybersecurity program. Collaborates with LSSC governing agencies to promote positive outcomes for the program, college, and community. Responsible for demonstrating LSSC's core values of Caring, Communication, Collaboration, and Celebration.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Educational responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching, curriculum development, and evaluation. Plan, prepare and teach course content and curriculum, utilizing effective methodologies of instruction and assessment tools for the enhancement of learning. Utilize technology in teaching in communicating with students and in the delivery of instruction.
  • May be required to teach up to nine (9) credit hours per semester. Keep records of attendance and grades of students in all assigned classes. Grade books should be kept for a minimum of three years. Attend commencement exercises, convocations, faculty meetings, and College functions.
  • Administrative responsibilities include fiscal planning, continuous review and analysis, planning and development, and the program's overall effectiveness. Assists the Dean in the preparation of the budget for the program. Orders and maintains necessary instructional equipment and supplies.
  • Participate in enrollment management activities and sharing of professional expertise with colleagues and students beyond the classroom. Support student activities include course and career guidance to students with a focus on fostering a love of learning.
  • Participate in the College’s Institutional Effectiveness Plan primarily by identifying student learning outcomes, assessing the extent to which these outcomes are attained, and using the results to improve student learning.
  • Maintain expertise in the field of study and teaching pedagogy. Maintain active participation in professional organizations as appropriate.
  • Serves on Departmental, College, and University Committees as requested or required.
  • Assists in recruiting, interviewing and recommendation of the employment of personnel. Assures that all Physical Therapist Assistant training follows the various regulatory agencies.
  • Recruits and participates with the advisory committee for the program.
  • Performs additional faculty job requirements as required by specialized and accredited programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Online course development and delivery experiences preferred.
  • Workforce experience in the subject-matter area preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency working with various virtual meeting platforms.
  • Expert experience with computer hardware, software, operating systems, networking concepts and components, cybersecurity and digital forensics concepts, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Blockchain databases required.
  • Experience with programming languages (Python, C++, Java, JavaScript, HTML, SQL) preferred.
Minimum Qualifications & Education
  • Master's Degree, with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in teaching discipline.
  • Alternative credentialling may be possible.

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