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Cyber Range Academic Liaison

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Location: Poulsbo, WA
Categories: College of Science & Engineering

Position Title Cyber Range Academic Liaison
About the University Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The Poulsbo campus is located on the Olympic Peninsula, nestled between the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The city is a 30 minute ferry ride and 20 minute drive from Seattle. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Cyber Range Cyber Range Poulsbo, run by the Computer Science Department supports Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  

Western Washington University built Cyber Range Poulsbo at the WWU Center at Olympic College Poulsbo to serve as an educational resource for the state of Washington. Cyber Range Poulsbo is one of only nine educational ranges in the nation and supports students in cybersecurity programs in schools and organizations throughout the state.

About the Position As the Cyber Range Academic Liaison you will be responsible for coordinating the development, scheduling, and management of Cyber Range exercises with instructors of classes using the Cyber Range, and for assisting instructors in incorporating range activities into their curriculum. The Cyber Range Academic Liaison reports to the Cyber Range Master.

The Cyber Range Liaison supports cybersecurity programs at WWU in Bellingham and Poulsbo as well as programs at colleges and universities, and K-12 cyber education efforts throughout the State of Washington. 

Typical duties include:

  • Coordinate with instructors and others, from WWU and other schools, on the development of laboratory exercises and other academic exercises supported on the Cyber Range and on how to incorporate those and other range exercises into courses, programs, and activities.
  • Travel to remote locations to provide assistance and instruction to instructors when needed.
  • Host activities which are contained within the range but used from an external point.
  • Work with participating colleges, universities, schools, and other users to develop and maintain relationships that establish and assist with instructional needs and support.
  • Design exercises and projects for the Cyber Range.
  • Guide others who will be designing exercises and projects by providing input on the capabilities of the range, as well as recommendations as to how to develop or structure the exercise or project and how to deploy the Range.
  •  Supervise students conducting research and class projects on the Cyber Range.
  • Teach cybersecurity concepts as a part of classes as a guest speaker or for special events.
  • Ensure the cyber range is configured to support exercises as needed. Plan for capacity requirements, coordinate scheduling for Range users, and perform system administration tasks to support the Cyber Range.
Required Qualifications
  • BS in Cyber Security, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Three years work experience utilizing IT technical skills
  • Demonstrated technical skills developing in a cloud environment.
  • Experience developing and delivering curriculum especially related to technical lab exercises.
  • Demonstrated ability to create technical documentation.
  • Experience in the area of Cybersecurity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to travel to partner locations and work with instructors.

All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS or Ph.D. in Cyber Security, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience teaching in higher education.
  • Experience and reputation as a public speaker.
  • Extensive experience in Cyber Security.
  • Extensive experience in Cloud operations.
Special Conditions All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including COVID vaccination by time of hire and Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.
Salary Starting salary range is $68,438- $76,042, commensurate with experience; includes an excellent benefits package.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review begins May 22, 2021; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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