Reports To: Dean of Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM)
Date: September 30, 2022 (Reopened December 13, 2022)
General Summary: The Information Technology (IT)/ Cybersecurity Faculty is a creative, flexible, learning-centered, and knowledgeable individual who will develop and teach IT courses with a primary focus on Cybersecurity within the STEM division. The faculty member will have experience with Networking and Cybersecurity and will work with the Dean of STEM and other faculty to maintain and enhance the Information Technology certificates and degrees. In addition to teaching duties, the member will assist with program assessments, participate in college service, and advise students. The faculty member must be committed to promoting inclusivity, supporting diversity, and continuous professional improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and teach courses in information technology, particularly in networking and cyber security, many with extensive lab components. Specific courses may include Networking, Cybersecurity, Network Security, Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure, and Ethical Hacking.
Participate on the Information Technology Advisory Board, and assist in industry outreach.
Participate in ongoing curriculum review, assessment, and development
Develop instructional material consistent with the course, program, and institutional student learning outcomes
Develop and apply pedagogy that engages a diverse student body with varying learning styles, backgrounds and abilities, and promotes critical thinking, lifelong learning, and other employability skills
Develop and apply assessment strategies that maximize the learning process and effectively measure student learning outcomes
Work collaboratively with colleagues to recruit, advise, and retain students and assist in community and industry outreach
Embrace the evolving nature of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, remain current with industry trends and needs, and incorporate that knowledge into the curriculum
Utilize high-impact practices such as capstone courses and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
Participate in division and college committees and activities.
Support and foster a culture of civic learning and community engagement.
Teach classes and attend meetings on both MCC campuses.
Develop and apply technology in and out of the classroom, including use of the Blackboard Learning Management System and the NDG NetLab system
Work collegially with faculty from all different disciplines.
Advise students on course selection and career pathways.
Fulfill terms of the faculty contract as set out in the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association
Master's Degree in computing technology or Information Technology or a closely related field, OR Bachelor's Degree in computing technology or a closely related field with equivalent cybersecurity experience within the field of computer science or information technology.
Successful teaching or training experience, preferably in Information Technology and Cybersecurity at the post-secondary level
Committed to integrating real-life applications of IT and employability skills into the curriculum
Dedicated to continuous professional improvement
Applies innovative instructional approaches to achieve stated course objectives and student learning outcomes
Ability to collaborate with faculty from different disciplines and different academic institutions
Proven proficiency in using both oral and written communication effectively
Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation and with varying physical and learning abilities.
Additional related industry experience and industry certifications, particularly related to network and cyber security, such as a CCNA R&S, CCENT, CCNA CyberOps, or CCNA Security, Google IT Support, CEH and/or Cisco Network Academy Instructor qualification to teach CCNA R&S: Intro to Networks, CCNA R&S: Routing and Switching Essentials, CCNA CyberOPS.
Successful teaching at a community college
Experience in using, and/or managing and maintaining Cisco, VMware, and other necessary Lab activities
Openness to interdisciplinary instruction, and ability to work collegially with faculty from different disciplines
Experience using high-impact practices such as learning communities, capstone courses, undergraduate research, and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
Experience developing courses, curricula, and academic programs
Experience with a variety of in-person and online instructional methods, and willingness to develop and teach online courses
Student advising experience
Bilingual skills a plus
Salary Range: $62,838 starting salary with a Master's Degree, actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits which include:
High-quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Competitive Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time
Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Location: Lowell Campus with occasional travel to Bedford Campus as needed
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.