Instructor – Cyber Security
Bow Valley College
Calgary, AB
The School of Creative Technologies has an exciting opportunity for an Instructor- Cyber Security (continuous full-time; variable schedule. evenings and weekends will be required)

The Instructor applies skill in teaching and learning to facilitate inclusive student engagement and educational approaches for learners as they develop software development and computer programming skills. The Instructor guides the development of curriculum, courses, and methodologies to address the learning requirements within the Cyber Security program. The Instructor works collaboratively with faculty and internal stakeholders to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for learners of varying skill-levels and experience; delivers and develops Cyber Security and related curriculum as assigned; supports internal research into continuous instructional improvement; and liaises with external stakeholders to support placement and partnership opportunities in industry.

Areas of responsibility may include:
Provides program and curriculum support - 65%
Instructs courses as assigned.
Develops and reviews course/curriculum with faculty and Program Coordinator support.
Provides expertise in Cyber Security program related initiatives.
Keeps current regarding changes in industry and supports curriculum redesign as required.
Keeps current with industry certifications and applicable academic initiatives with vendor partners.
Participates in recruitment events.
Maintains current understand of industry trends and innovation including best practices.

Provides a positive learning experience for Students – 15%
Collaborate with faculty to ensure best practices in instructional delivery.
Supports innovation in course development and instructional design with a focus on competency based education.
Identifies areas of concerns and refer to the Program Coordinator for follow up if necessary.
Provides learner support outside of the classroom, including but not limited to, tutorials and bootcamps.
Supports the program in awarding scholarships and bursaries.
Participates in college and departmental events that promote student success (for example, but not limited to: orientation, open house, graduation).

Builds and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders and promote the department and the College - 10%
Assists with articulation and transfer activity as required.
Meets with industry and community stakeholders and sit on Advisory Committee.
Attends external industry networking events.
Develops community partnerships in industry for placement and internship support.

Other duties/special projects - 10%
Completes any professional development requirements (for example, but not limited to: D2L; Agresso Student Module Training, Instruction Skills Training, FOIP).
Provides input into Continuing Learning initiatives at BVC.
Participates in Applied Research.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Software Development/Computer Programming or a related field, or equivalent experience.
3 years’ instructional experience at the post-secondary/adult education/corporate training level.
Previous experience in a leadership or mentoring role.
An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered.
At least 5 years practical experience related to the field of study

Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in:
Software and hardware security
Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment
Internet of Things security
Linux and Windows server environments
Intrusion detection and prevention systems
IT risk management
IT compliance management
IT security architecture

Preferred Qualifications
Direct software development/computer programming instructional experience.
Experience working successfully in a project team.
Demonstrated flexibility in multi-unit organizations with experience working across business units.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills required.
Expert knowledge in software development and principles.
Instructional experience in a related field or in a post-secondary environment would be considered an asset.
Exceptional writing skills.
Curriculum development experience an asset.
Experience working with an online delivery platform (i.e. D2L, Blackboard or Moodle).
Highly organized and self-motivated.
In possession of industry-recognized IT/Cybersecurity certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, etc.)

Core Competencies

Building/Nurturing/Fostering Relationships & Organization-wide Perspective

Develops direct business relationships to understand the preoccupations of various college stakeholders and to move a broad network of organization connections toward responsive and collaborative levels of communication and action.
Is open-minded when different perspectives are presented.

Models Agility

Adapts well to change and helps others through the change process.
Communicates effectively the purpose and benefits of functional and faculty/department change initiatives, building the buy-in of a range of their team members and stakeholder groups.

Organization Advocacy

Looks for opportunities to “showcase” the organization’s capabilities
Models a positive image to others both inside and outside the organization

Critical Decision Making

Identifies and weighs alternatives to make defensible and informed decisions and choices.
Makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, experience and judgement

Open Communication/ Listening

Informs team of possible implications of events occurring inside or outside the organization.
Promotes information sharing and open channels of communication within their team.

This is a full-time continuous (Faculty) position and will require an ability to teach in evenings and weekends.

Please note that all successful candidates will be required to provide government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree
BVC CALGARY - CA (Primary)
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