• Visiting Professor - Computer Information Systems - Addison, IL

    Location US-IL-Addison
    Job ID
    DeVry University
    Employment Type
    Temporary Part-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance


    Do you remember the professor who helped you believe in yourself and in your ability to be the successful professional you are today?  Today, you have the unique opportunity to be that professor, to create the "a-ha" moment of sudden inspiration, insight, and comprehension that will change a student's life forever.


    DeVry University in Addison seeks to welcome new Part Time Visiting Professors of Computer Information Systems and Computer Engineering Technology to our rapidly expanding degree programs to instruct undergraduate courses. We are interested in developing long-term relationships with superior faculty who have high professional standards, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and a commitment to providing the finest practitioner-focused education. 


    The typical course of instruction may include:


    Software Engineering (CEIS200)

    This course applies tools that are typical of software engineering settings and explores requirements; design; testing; metrics; process improvement; quality assurance; software configuration management, maintenance, and release, as well as ethics


    Introduction to Cryptographic Methods (CEIS201)

    This course illustrates where and how cryptography is used. Also addressed are cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and how they are used to protect information in various states. Topics include number theory; types of attacks; and cryptographic modes, protocols and security functions.


    Business Application Programming with Lab (CIS355A)

    Building on analysis, programming and database skills developed in previous courses, this course introduces fundamental principles and concepts of developing programs that support typical business processing activities and needs such as transaction processing and report generation. Students develop business-oriented programs that deal with error handling, data validation and file handling. Java is the primary programming language used.


    Ethical Hacking (SEC311)

    This course provides knowledge and skills related to activities behind hacking attacks and countermeasures. Coursework helps students build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks from hackers. Security loopholes, as well as common attack tools used by black hat hackers, are examined.


    Cisco Networking Academy – Advanced Network Security with Lab (SEC453)

    Students in this course develop more advanced skills in identifying network security vulnerabilities, including wireless vulnerabilities; conducting risk assessments; preventing, detecting and responding to intrusions; and providing for business continuity and disaster recovery. Topics include firewall architecture, authentication, intrusion-prevention strategies, web security, cryptography and security gates. This course is based on Cisco Networking Academy content.



    In this role, you will:

    • Become part of a dynamic team of educational professionals, teaching undergraduate students in a variety of degree programs with a blended-learning format (campus/online)
    • Implement and embrace our philosophy, curriculum and course objectives by engaging students
    • Establish an environment conducive to student engagement by effectively planning and preparing for classes, responding quickly to student requests for assistance and ensuring that students enjoy a powerful learning experience
    • Identify opportunities to enhance student engagement through collaboration with colleagues who provide academic and professional guidance 
    • Promote student success by demonstrating a flexible style and exhibit a passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to develop scholarly excellence
    • Engage with a diverse student body comprised of a variety of ages, cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and academic preparation using a variety of platforms and technology
    • Foster a positive learning environment by keeping accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic and attendance policies


    You are encouraged to explore this opportunity if you meet the following criteria:

    • A Master's or PhD degree in Computer Information Systems,  Computer/Software Engineering, Computer Science or closely related field with 18+ earned graduate credit hours directly in the field of instruction
    • Prior higher education teaching experience is preferred
    • Solid subject matter expertise and outstanding communication skills
    • Excellent motivational and instructional skills to be effective in a non-traditional environment
    • Must be able to work in a collegial manner and facilitate the efforts of diverse groups

    We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


    Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today!

    Who We Are

    Since our founding in 1931, DeVry University has focused on delivering a different kind of education – one based on experiential learning with real-world applications. When you join our team, you’re choosing an institution that serves students who are different, too: a diverse group of go-getters from all walks of life.


    We know our colleagues are integral to the success of the institution. At DeVry, we’re guided by our culture of care, and we embrace values that teach us to care for students, self and colleagues. It’s one way we position our colleagues for success.


    We are looking for engaged, caring colleagues to join our organization in serving our students. We take extra pride in our dedicated support teams, as well as our outstanding faculty members who have often worked for years in the fields that they teach. We believe all our colleagues deserve opportunities to reach their goals. Whether it’s career advancement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefits and professional development offerings can help you meet your goals.


    If you want to be a part of an institution focused on providing high-quality education, care and attention, we invite you to apply for a position today.


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