Cybersecurity Management and Policy, School of Cybersecurity & Information Technology - Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty
Part time

Adjunct Faculty

Cybersecurity - Management and Policy

School of Cybersecurity & Information Technology

UMUC Stateside

Location: Multiple DMV locations, San Diego, CA or Online

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach for our Cybersecurity Management and Policy program. This fast-paced program uses a pervasive cybersecurity approach to prepare graduates for leadership roles managing risk and protecting information assets and technologies in businesses, industries, and government organizations. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:

Cybersecurity for Leaders and Managers (CSIA 300) - (Designed in part to help prepare for the EC-Council Secure Computer User [CSCU] certification.) A survey of the cybersecurity principles, practices, and strategies required by leaders and managers to become strategic partners in the establishment, management, and governance of an enterprise's cybersecurity program. The aim is to develop both an understanding of how cybersecurity supports key business goals and objectives and the ¿soft skills¿ necessary for success in a leadership or managerial role. Topics include the fundamentals of cybersecurity practices and principles; enterprise IT governance processes and security controls; data security; the information life cycle; intellectual property protections; privacy laws and regulations; security education, training, and awareness; and the need for cooperation and collaboration between business units and the organization's cybersecurity program.

Cybersecurity Processes and Technologies (CSIA 310) - (Includes content designed to help in preparing for EC-Council Certified Incident Handler [ECIH] certification.) A study of the processes and technologies used to implement and manage enterprise IT security operations. The goal is to apply and integrate cybersecurity concepts and best practices with the principles of IT operations and management and to prepare for a government- and industry-recognized intermediate level cybersecurity certification (Certified Incident Handler). Topics include the essential management and operational activities (acquisition, deployment, and operations) required to secure IT technologies and business operations against a wide variety of threats and attacks.

Cybersecurity Policy, Plans, and Programs (CSIA 413) - (Includes content designed to help in preparing for IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/US certification.) A study of the application of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, standards, and best practices to organization-level strategies, policies, programs, plans, procedures, and processes. The aim is to assist students in preparing to take an internationally recognized information privacy certification. Projects include writing security policies and plans, developing metrics and measures for information security programs, planning audits of compliance practices and processes, and developing organization-level security policies for enterprise IT governance. Discussion covers principles and best practices for protecting privacy and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.

 Practical Applications in Cybersecurity Management and Policy (CSIA 485) -
(Includes content designed to help in preparing students for the EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer [CCISO] and Information Security Manager [EISM] certifications.) A study of cybersecurity management and policy that integrates knowledge gained from previous coursework and experience. Focus is on developing security strategies, plans, policies, and processes for the protection of an organization's critical information and assets. The goal is to enhance professional skills in cybersecurity management and leadership. Topics also include the ethical integration of cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise.


  • Master's degree required from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Must hold current and active corresponding certificate for course:

    • CSIA 300 - EC-Council Certified Secure Computer User (C|SCU)

    • CSIA 310 - EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH)

    • CSIA 413 - IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional / US (CIPP/US) 

    • CSIA 485 - EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) or EC-Council Certified Information Security Manager (E|ISM)

  • 5+ years of professional experience in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Information Assurance, Information Technology Management, or a related field.

  • Experience working in virtual teams and/or experience teaching in virtual (online) environments.


  • Ph.D. or terminal degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Information Assurance, Information Technology Management, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • 8 to 10 years of professional experience in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Information Assurance, Information Technology Management, or a related field.

  • Prior teaching or training experience working with adult learners is highly preferred.

Materials needed for submission:

  • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter highly preferred

  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/ degree evaluation from a NACES approved Vendor.

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMGC—one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First,” and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMGC

UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education.  Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed, and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.

  • Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem- and project-based learning demonstrations.

  • Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments.

  • Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.

  • Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements.

The Cyber Security programs at UMGC

Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework:

Faculty Training at UMGC

We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.



Adjunct faculty candidates will be required to provide official transcripts during the candidate selection process.

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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