Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies (GPS) is looking for an industry leader to develop and teach in our Information Security Leadership Master’s Program. Brandeis University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities, and our online courses are developed using best practices in online learning. Information about Brandeis University and Graduate Professional Studies can be found online.
About the course:
RIAS 102:Information Security Management is core course in the Information Security Leadership Master’s Program. In this course, students get exposure to higher-level security concepts, infrastructures, standards, protocols and best practices necessary for today's Information Security professional. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamental tenets of information assurance solutions for businesses, government agencies and enterprises which require the establishment of a comprehensive security strategy and execution plan.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Evaluate security controls, operations and maintenance and explain how to create sustainable operational security
Describe and evaluate security policies, procedures, baselines and guidelines.
Explain core security characteristics, such as Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.
Develop strategies for assessing risks, performing risk analysis and trade-off analysis.
Explain the basics of business continuity management and strategies, along with the concept of disaster recovery planning.
Assess how laws, regulations and compliance play a role in the security of information, and illustrate at least one regulation that deals with protecting privacy or protecting commercial transactions.
About the Master’s in Information Security Leadership Program:
Graduates of the Brandeis MS in Information Security Leadership are empowered with the confidence of a top-tier master’s to lead through any cybersecurity challenge, and to influence decisions for risk prevention. Through the program, graduates are prepared to oversee the information security life cycle of an organization, including planning, acquisition, development and evolution of secure infrastructures.
All GPS Master’s courses are 10-weeks long and taught asynchronously in the online learning environment with no set days or times for interaction.
About GPS Faculty:
GPS Faculty instructors are active practitioners in the industries that align with our programs and have the professional expertise to bring to course discussions and threads. Instructors are part time and work fully online, with no requirement to appear on campus. Our faculty have earned at least a master’s degree with many holding terminal academic degrees and industry-specific credentials. Previous experience teaching online is not required; GPS offers a comprehensive training program for qualified applicants.
How to apply:
GPS welcomes applications for its adjunct faculty pool on an ongoing basis. The application process consists of the online application and, if subject matter qualifications are met, a series of interviews at the discretion of the Program Chair and the Associate Directory of Faculty Operations. Complete your application online.
Qualified candidates will have Subject Matter Qualifications in the following areas:
Current active employment in the Information Security Leadership field, or related computer security industry
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in computer security and information assurance
Familiarity with the following:
Communications and IT infrastructures and their vulnerabilities
The size and complexity of security threats faced by organizations
The development of security practices, policies, awareness and compliance programs
Legal and regulatory issues
Understanding of procedures and policies relevant to creating an information assurance manual for an organization that wishes to address the security of information
Ability to analyze the fundamental elements and role of encryption processes in IT assurance, and illustrate an example scenario where encryption processes are applied
Understanding of how laws, regulations and compliance play a role in the security of information, and illustrate at least one regulation that deals with protecting privacy and regulating commercial transactions
Minimum of a Master’s degree
Teaching experience preferred; online teaching or learning experience preferred
General responsibilities include:
For new courses requiring development:
Design a syllabus following program chair guidance and the syllabus template
Create content that aligns with course outcomes and offers the author’s experiences and perspectives on key points
For all courses - develop and deliver the course according to our teaching standards, which include actively facilitating online discussions, providing relevant and timely feedback on student work, reporting grades, and discussing student issues with staff
Create or refine and facilitate the course site in the Moodle learning management system
General skill requirements include:
Strong interpersonal skills when relating to students
The ability to communicate effectively in writing, including conveying complex information and promoting in-depth engagement on course topics
The ability to devote adequate time to courses, including responding to students and providing meaningful feedback in a timely manner
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Brandeis University - Graduate Professional Studies
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.