Cybersecurity Professor / Instructor

Educating and instructing others on cybersecurity via commercial training or traditional academic institutions.

Role overview

A Cybersecurity Professor or Instructor is responsible for developing and using effective teaching strategies to educate students of abilities on the subject of cybersecurity. These professionals may work at training institutions, undergraduate or graduate level, or assist in research in their specialism. By educating others on aspects of cybersecurity, Professors and Instructors act as an ambassador for the industry.

Cybersecurity Professors
may also be referred to as:
Adjunct Faculty Cybersecurity
Adjunct Faculty Risk Management
Adjunct Instructor Cyber Forensics
Cyber Instructor And Curriculum Developer
Cybersecurity Instructor
Cyber Systems Professor
Cyber Warfare Instructor
Instructor Cyber Engineering
Instructor Cybersecurity and Forensics

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Preparing and equipping students in the best possible way to pursue or develop their cybersecurity careers with confidence and purpose.
Teaching undergraduate and graduate levels and the supervision of dissertations and research projects in these areas.
Designing courses to meet learning outcomes and promote students' participation.
Creating an effective learning environment that fosters students' intellectual curiosity.
Contributing to and providing leadership in academic and professional communities.
Being an active member of the cyber security education team in the school or organization.
Pursuing high quality research in cyber security.
Enhancing students’ links with industry professionals to enable knowledge exchange.

Tools & Environment

The academic environment requires these professionals to be able to use communication and educational software, as well as have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills. This role requires the knowledge of relevant teaching and collaboration tools.


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