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Instructor – Information Systems Security

SAIT’s School for Advanced Digital Technology (SADT) is committed to preparing our students to thrive in the borderless, global economy. We offer an exciting range of media and technology programs built on a foundation of applied, technology-immersed experiences and enhanced with work-integrated learning opportunities.
How do we make this happen? Through a committed school of experts focused on the values of excellence in learning and learners, partnerships and collaboration, and being flexible and forward thinking. SADT is SAIT’s boldest transformation to date — designed with the future in mind and working closer with industry than ever. Join us as we strive to instigate a new world!
The Opportunity
At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and impact. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace for people empowered to make a difference in the lives of students. Now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place…SAIT.
The School for Advanced Digital Technology at SAIT offers an exciting and diverse range of programs in information, media and engineering technologies. From broadcast and print journalism to web development and beyond, our career programs position graduates for success by providing learning experiences that are relevant, skills-oriented, and applied in the real world.
SAIT requires instructors to teach in the Information Systems Security (ISS) Diploma program. The ISS program prepares students to enter the cybersecurity profession with confidence and solid fundamental knowledge.
The instructor’s role is to professionally manage the learning process of the students and to ensure that students achieve established learning objectives to the maximum of their potential.  The instructor is to make use of any and all available resources, methods, techniques and strategies, to ensure student success.  The candidate is expected to work collaboratively with colleagues, and check in regularly with course leads, to create a learning environment which is pedagogically sound, technically supported and innovative in nature. 

The Role

  • Prepare and present lessons, lectures, assignments, quizzes, exams, lab activities, and lab demonstrations for learners 
  • Maintain records for the purposes of grading, assessing professionalism and tracking attendance in both theory and lab classes
  • Manage the classroom or lab to ensure a positive learning environment
  • Show personal interest in the learner and create a climate conducive to optimal learning
  • Provide on-going support, guidance and advice to students
  • Assist in the development of the Curriculum
  • Manage the student lab environment including scheduling and proper use and storage of lab equipment and supplies
  • Maintain close contact with relevant industry sectors
  • Participate in curriculum/program reviews

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant post-secondary education (minimum two-year diploma from a recognized institute) and a minimum of five years related industry experience.
  • Teaching experience at a post-secondary institute in Canada is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills; the ability to organize and present written information
  • Strong commitment to delivering high quality instruction within set deadlines
  • Knowledge of operating systems and network infrastructure/protocols
  • Firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and VPNs
  • Designing, and using tools to create user interfaces for desktop, web, and mobile applications
  • Configure, connect and troubleshoot Windows and Linux virtual machines
  • System Exploitation, detect/defense techniques
  • Security policies within operating systems and networks
  • Encryption and decryption
Expertise in one or more of the following competencies:
Malware:
  • Ability to identify, contain, disassemble, and mitigate zero-day malware
  • Database knowledge (MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • Automating workflows/processes using programming languages
Programming:
  • Understanding of high-level programming language and ability to reverse engineer code.
  • Proficient in C, Python, and Assembly
  • Secure coding and SDLC practices
Web application security:
  • Web and mobile application security experience with Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC)
  • Manual/automated penetration testing (Metasploit, Burp Suite, Fortify, etc.)
  • WAF technologies, configuration, and security frameworks
Computer forensics:
  • Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
  • Conducting comprehensive investigations identifying origin, extent, and impact of security incidents
  • Analyzing and interpreting log data and network traffic
Job classification: INSTRUCTOR – S4001
Hourly Rate: $35.99 – $48.32
# of positions: 3
Position End Date: August 31, 2025
Posting closing date: Until position is filled
About SAIT
 
SAIT is a global leader in applied education. Named one of Alberta’s Top Employers, we offer the chance to work with a purpose — preparing the next generation of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers.
 
Building on our 100+ year history, we’re looking for innovative, bold and collaborative employees who embrace change and deliver world-class customer experiences. Your future starts now at SAIT.
 
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Learn more about EDI at SAIT
At SAIT, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding diverse perspectives to SAIT – so if your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.
SAIT is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with applicants to provide accommodations upon request to the Talent Advisor.  
 
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