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Adjunct Instructor, IT Security
Pamplin School of Business
Pamplin School of Business
Adjunct Faculty
Part time
No benefits offered

The University of Portland invites applications for an adjunct instructor to teach the IT Security course for the Operations and Technology Management (OTM) discipline of the Robert B. Pamplin School of Business AdministrationThis appointment is for the spring 2021 semester, which starts January 11, 2021, and ends May 4, 2021. This position could be renewed based on the performance of the instructor and the needs of the department.

Adjunct instructors are hired on a per semester basis, and teach assigned business courses, not to exceed 12 credit hours across the University in an academic year. Please visit the Operations and Technology Management (OTM) website for more information about the department: http://sites.up.edu/otm

This position has no benefits (other than sick leave consistent with Oregon requirements).

Course Summary - IT Security:

The course provides a study of the principles and practices of IT security with an overview of security concepts, trends, issues, and risk assessment and governance, and prepares students to design, implement and maintain effective IT security practices. This course is focused more on business applications of IT security methodologies to support and enable organizations to accomplish their strategic goals and objectives rather than being purely technical.

Specific Duties:

- Teach courses using evidence-based instructional practices.

- Adhere to syllabus requirements.

- Conduct regular student assessments and provide timely graded feedback; including homework, quizzes, and exams.

- Online homework system use may be required.

- Be available in person for regular student meetings (office hours).

- Conduct oneself in a professional manner, including maintaining a respectful classroom environment and collegial interactions.

Education & Experience

Required: Bachelor's degree in business administration specializing in technology management, or bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field.

- Preferred: 5+ years of Information Security experience with at least two years of management experience. Additionally, any industry recognized security administration certification is a plus.

Application Process

Please submit the following documents:

Cover letter

Curriculum vitae

Contact information for three professional references

Statement of teaching philosophy with a list of courses taught and courses qualified to teach


Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled.  

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.


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