Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Adjunct Instructor - Cyber Security

Lackawanna College - Scranton, PA
Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2022



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Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is located in downtown Scranton, and our footprint includes satellite centers in Covington Twp.HawleyHazletonSunbury, Towanda and Tunkhannock

Our mission is to provide a quality education to all persons who seek to improve their lives and better the communities in which they live.  We provide our students with a direct path to a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or one of many different professional certifications. Additionally, our Continuing Education department helps put the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania back to work with modern career skills.  Lackawanna is also one of the most cost-efficient regional higher education institutions.

If our mission inspires you, and you are willing to go the extra mile to help our students succeed, please feel free to apply for this or future employment opportunities for which you meet the minimum qualifications.  We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups including women and minorities.  Please know that only the candidates who meet the minimum qualifications can be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted by a college representative.  No phone calls, please.


Adjunct instructors are part-time faculty hired to teach a specified course/s on a per-semester basis. The opportunity to continue teaching at the college is assessed every semester, and criteria for re-employment include: Attention to administrative deadlines (i.e., setting up course prior to semester start, grading student work, tracking attendance), timely and professional communication with students and colleagues, and students’ course/instructor evaluations.

Cyber Security Program instructional staff must provide guidance, supervision, and instruction to students, direct student learning, assess student progress in achieving the requirements of the program in the appropriate learning domains, and ensure that the components of the program curriculum meet current acceptable performance standards.

The Cyber Security Program currently offers its courses on an E-Learning platform (Canvas) and therefore is 100% online.  However, the Program plans to adopt a hybrid learning model beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.  Therefore, the ability to support a flexible working schedule is required.


  1. Prepares lesson plans and instructs students in a classroom and/or virtual (Microsoft Teams) setting.
  2. Thoroughly prepares and teaches all course lessons, considering diverse learners and accounting for current trends and industry regulations.
  3. Provides support and guidance to students to optimize learning outcomes.
  4. Completes and maintains all required documentation and records, meeting established deadlines, including, but not limited to, syllabi, grades, midterm and final grades, attendance, and end-of-semester reflection on Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).
  5. Fosters a professional and supportive classroom environment conducive to students learning, asking questions, thinking critically, and growing as individuals.
  6. Provides meaningful hands-on application of material to reinforce transfer of learning.
  7. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Demonstrated sensitivity in working with students of diverse backgrounds.
  2. Ability to adapt instructional methodologies for different learning styles.
  3. Ability to work independently and conscientiously.
  4. Excellent computer skills.
  5. Ability to prioritize and multitask responsibilities.
  6. Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Effective interpersonal skills, demonstrating empathy and encouragement.
  8. Willingness to work collaboratively with internal and external partners of the business division and the College.
  9. Commitment to fulfillment of the College mission.


-       Bachelor’s degree required, including a minimum of 18 credits in any combination of Information Systems, Cybersecurity or Computer Science courses.

-       Master’s degree preferred.

-       Industry certifications preferred.


-       Demonstrated prior teaching experience in a corporate or higher education setting preferred.

Applications will only be accepted via online method OR email.  If selecting the email option, interested candidates can email resumes to [email protected]. Deadline for applications, Friday July 1st, 2022.  No phone calls, please.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable non-discrimination laws, Lackawanna College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, or genetic information in its educational programs and activities, admissions, and with regard to employment.

Lackawanna College is an accredited, private, non-profit educational institution providing opportunities for career and personal development within selected associates degree, certificate and continuing education program.