Cybersecurity Instructor

Anderson University (South Carolina) invites applications for a full-time faculty instructor with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning in the area of Cybersecurity. The position is full-time, nine-month, and the start date is projected for mid-August, 2020 (running through mid-May).  Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Primary Purpose

This newly created position is the result of the development of a new Cybersecurity curriculum as part of Anderson’s commitment to relevant and innovative academic programming. Anderson University’s cybersecurity curriculum will consist of a balance of technical and non-technical cybersecurity courses and include areas of study such as network security; cloud security; programming & scripting (e.g. Python, Bash, PowerShell), threat intelligence; cryptography; security program management; governance, risk & compliance (GRC); contingency & response planning; ethical hacking/pen testing and digital forensics.  

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a teaching load of 24 credit hours per academic year. Cybersecurity courses may be taught online, on the main campus, or at the University Center of Greenville.
  • Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to students.
  • Engage in industry partnerships and outreach to local community.
  • Support student activities related to cybersecurity (including clubs and competitions).
  • Fully support the institutional goal of earning a NSA/DHS CAE cybersecurity designation.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

An earned Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution is preferred. Professional achievement specifically in the area of cybersecurity or information technology is desired.  Professional certifications such as Security+ or the CISSP are a plus.

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

To ensure full consideration, please send electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita/resume, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, sample teaching evaluations if available, at least three references complete with contact information and a completed Anderson University Faculty Application (found on the Anderson University Website) to:

Dr Kenneth Knapp
Cybersecurity Program Director
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Questions may be addressed to the Cybersecurity Director, Dr Kenneth Knapp, at

Applications are currently under review and will be accepted until the position is filled.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. In order to fulfill its purpose, the University may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment. The University has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University's religious tenets.

Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. L. Dianne King, Associate Vice President for Student Development/Dean of Student Success/ Title IX Coordinator, Thrift Library Office 203, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2026, or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at