Director of Cybersecurity

Anderson University invites applications for the Director of Cybersecurity. The position is full-time, twelve-month, and the start date is negotiable. Faculty rank and status will be determined at the time of appointment based upon the degrees, experience, and record of scholarship. The University seeks a highly qualified candidate with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning to provide leadership in creating a new Cybersecurity program. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts institution affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Primary Purpose

This newly created position is the result of Anderson’s commitment to relevant and innovative academic programming. Anderson University’s cybersecurity curriculum will consist of a non-technical core and include areas of study such as cyber threats; cybersecurity planning and management; policy, legal, ethics, and compliance; security program management; and security risk analysis.

The Director will build upon Anderson’s reputation as a liberal-arts institution with strong professional programs. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and will build internal and external partnerships, engage in curricular development, and be drawn to an entrepreneurial leadership role and teaching Cybersecurity courses. The Director will assist in completing the process to become an NSA/DHS Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and maintaining that status.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the development of a cybersecurity curriculum that is informed by regional industry needs and meets NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence requirements
  • Establish a Center for Cybersecurity that becomes the hub for internal and external activity related to cybersecurity programs at Anderson University
  • Teach a combination of online and on-campus courses in Cybersecurity.
  • Participate in professional societies and ongoing research in the discipline

Essential Knowledge and Skills

An earned doctorate in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution is preferred; an ABD or master’s degree may be considered. Academic scholarship and/or professional achievement specifically in the area of cybersecurity is required.

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

To ensure full consideration, please send electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, at least three references complete with contact information and a completed Anderson University Faculty Application to:

Office of the Provost
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Applications are currently under review and will be accepted until the position is filled.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.

Anderson University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or religion in its programs and activities. Please direct inquiries about our commitment to diversity to Dr. Beverly Rice McAdams, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion/Title IX Administrator, Student Center, 3rd Floor Room 316, 316 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621, (864) 231-2126, or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education at