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Professor or Visiting Professor (open rank) of Computer Information Systems / Cybersecurity

Portland, OR
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.
 
Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Over 60% of our students come from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds and more than 50% of our students are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Warner Pacific University continues to be ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges (West) by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2021 edition.
 
Summary Description:
Warner Pacific University invites applications for a full-time, benefit eligible faculty position (any rank, will also consider 1-year visiting) beginning Summer or Fall 2021 in the areas of Information Technology and Cybersecurity. This role reports to Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. The successful candidate will be expected to develop curriculum and teach a full load of courses in 2021-22, with potential for a permanent role that, shape program direction, and teach courses in IT/CIS and related areas.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses, developing a focused area of research in cybersecurity, supervising undergraduate students, and providing service to the University, the profession, and the community. We seek applicants who will contribute to the teaching and service missions of the University. We are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated interest in mentoring students from traditionally underrepresented groups.
 
To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
 
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
  
1. How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
 
2.  How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)
  
Employment and Lifestyle Standards:
 Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) and maintains a covenant relationship with that body. Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
 
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Bible as understood and generally held by the Church of God Reformation Movement.
 
Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. From its inception, the Church of God has resisted condensing the Scriptures into a formal creed, instead emphasizing salvation as the entrance into the body of Christ; unity in diversity; and a call to holy living as God’s people representing Christ in the world. Warner Pacific, rather than requiring subscription to an institutional doctrinal statement, asks each employee to affirm a personal faith in Jesus Christ by providing a statement articulating the ways in which faith informs the employee’s understanding of his or her vocation at Warner Pacific. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
 
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
 
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Warner Pacific University is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our University. Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.
 
Essential Functions:
  • Teaches cybersecurity / IT courses on campus.
  • Develops new courses/programs and revises existing curriculum
  • Assists students outside classroom hours.
  • Stays current on topics and practices related to the discipline.
  • Assists administration in driving curriculum design & development.
  • Works with University leadership on strategic planning initiatives advancing science and technology education.
  • Develops and administers forward-thinking short and long term plans for development and growth.
  • Manages assigned resources within budget guidelines.
  • Mentors undergraduate majors in information technology.
  • Fosters and promotes diversity and collegiality among faculty, students, and staff and is an advocate for change.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry contacts to support internship programs, project collaborations and mentoring.
  • Actively supports university mission and initiatives.
  • Actively participates on university committees
  • Assists in developing internal and external communities that promote the major field of study.
  • Provides leadership to adjunct faculty.
  • Engages in program assessment and improvement
  • Active engagement in professional development activities.
  • Compliance with all WP policies.
  • Willingness to assume other duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in a computer science or Information Systems-related field
  • Certifications in cybersecurity, information technology, networking, systems administration, security, or closely related fields.
  • Experience teaching in a college or university setting.
  • Hands-on work experience in information technology, actively involved in deploying, configuring, and maintaining the integrity of computer systems and networks in an enterprise or data center environment.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Holds or has held a position as a director or higher, associated with information technology, information systems, or a closely related field, in a large enterprise or data center.
  • Advanced degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience directing or growing an academic program
  • Comprehensive and extensive Industry experience and interdisciplinary teaching experience.
  • Professional certifications: Network+, CCNA, CISSP, MCSE, or closely related.
  • Understanding of the various methods of adult learning, education deployment/delivery including distance education/online services and classroom.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
 Physical Demands – Work Environment:  The position is located in a typical classroom environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.
 
 
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