Program Chair, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Largo, MD
Mar 03, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time

Program Chair, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Computer Information Systems and Technology (CITE) Department

The Undergraduate School (TUS)

12-Month Collegiate Faculty, Full-Time

Largo, MD

The Undergraduate School (TUS) at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Program Chair to head the Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (CNAS) program. The new Program Chair will join one of the largest online institutions in the world, serving a global student population. Working adults, military personnel, and other students around the globe are achieving their academic goals through UMUC's innovative educational options, including online instruction, accelerated academic programs, and classroom-based courses taught during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. UMUC offers on-site instruction in over 150 locations in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, including over 20 locations in the Maryland and the greater D.C. area. One of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM), UMUC is the largest public institution of higher education in the U.S., serving over 92,000 students annually, including over 70,000 undergraduates and 20,000 graduate students.

UMUC strives to reflect the diversity of the global community within which it exists. Cultural differences are valued as essential to the educational process and working environment. Candidates with an understanding of and appreciation for diversity are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Developing competency-oriented curriculum in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
  • Learning outcomes assessment and program improvement based on data
  • Recruitment, management, development, and support of program faculty
  • Fostering and maintaining professional connections in the field of expertise
  • Supporting students in the program
  • Tracking IT certifications related to the areas of Computer Networks and Cybersecurity, to ensure that the program meets workforce needs, and to ensure that courses accurately reflect the competencies of the certification exams
  • Supporting the teams which represent UMUC in cyber competitions
  • Working closely with UMUC's Graduate School, and local community colleges
  • Other job-related duties as assigned
  • This is an academic administrative position; program chairs teach one course on load each year


  • Master's degree in an area related to computer networking and cybersecurity, from a regionally accredited college or university

  • Four years of managerial experience in the computer networking and cybersecurity field in a professional setting

  • Current IT certification (or certification gained within 90 days of employment) in one of the areas currently addressed within the program (Security, Microsoft or CISCO Networking, or Digital Forensics)

  • At least three (3) years teaching at the university level

  • Experience in distance and/or adult education

  • Comfortable using information technology and related teaching and management tools

  • Experience presenting effectively to both large and small audiences

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to foster and develop internal and external relationships to further develop the program are musts

  • The program chair must be able to keep regular office hours at the University's Largo (Maryland) campus, and must be willing to travel to local and national venues to represent the academic program


  • Managerial experience in a professional/educational setting and demanding work environment, managing substantial programs and large numbers of employees

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution of higher learning preferred

  • Knowledge of competency-based approaches to teaching and learning

  • Experience in adaptive and other technologies




All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.