Visiting Lecturer, Computing Security (6601BR)

Requisition Number: 6601 BR

School/Department: Computing Security

College : Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Faculty Rank : Visiting Lecturer
Tenure Status: Non-tenure Track Lecturer

Anticipated Start Date: August 10, 2022

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The Department of Computing Security at RIT invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer position beginning August 2022. The successful candidates will be able to teach a range of courses, covering basic and advanced topics, in computing security and computer science. This may include: introduction to computer science (including programming in Java and Python); fundamentals of computing security, cryptography, systems and network security, etc.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT is one of the most comprehensive computing colleges in the nation. The college is housed in modern facilities in Rochester, NY, that include leading programs in computer science, game design and cybersecurity. As home to the country’s first undergraduate programs in software engineering and information technology, as well as the recently opened Global Cybersecurity Institute, Golisano College has long been a leader in computing education and research. Faculty, staff and students have access to specialized studios, labs, and equipment that are among the most complete and current of any university in the world. Moreover, Golisano College graduates go on to work at the world’s leading tech firms and have developed groundbreaking technology like the Kinect for Xbox 360 and game-changing innovations like jQuery. The college is home to the departments of Computer Science, Computing Security, and Software Engineering, as well as the School of Information, the School of Interactive Games & Media, and a college-wide PhD program, providing abundant opportunities for research collaboration within and beyond the college.


Computing Security: Established in 2012 to address critical security challenges cutting across computing disciplines, the computing security department is located in the new state-of-the-art Global Cybersecurity Institute building. The department currently has 16 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research in computing security. The department offers the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in computing security with current enrollment of 500 and 60 students, respectively. The PhD program is administered within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences. RIT is designated as one of National Center for Academic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Education and Research by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency. The department seeks to advance the computing security discipline and to meet the rapidly growing need of computing security professionals in the workforce. RIT’s cyber defense team is a perennial contender in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and won the national championship in 2013. The department engages in a wide range of research in topics such as Cyber Analytics, Machine Learning, Applied Cryptography, Privacy, Digital Forensics, Network Security, Usable Security, and Cybersecurity Pedagogy.


Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at


Completion of a minimum M.S. in a computing related field

Ability to teach courses across computing security and introductory computer science curriculum

Ability to contribute to curriculum and course development in computing security

Strong commitment to undergraduate computing security education

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online at will Keyword Search for 6601BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

A brief teaching philosophy

The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references

Contribution to Diversity Statement

Review of applications will begin in May and will continue until the position has been filled.

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to