College of Engineering GenCyber Academy Assistant Instructor

College of Engineering GenCyber Academy Assistant Instructor

  • 527777
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Student Employee
  • Student Assistant 2
  • UAA College of Engineering

The University of Alaska Anchorage GenCyber Academy is a free, one-week summer camp for Alaska high school students. The Academy strives to provide a broad educational background for high school students who are interested in pursuing cybersecurity as a career, with a focus on cybersecurity principles such as defining risks and understanding threat models; confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA); access structures; programming languages; databases, SQL, and steganography; and ethical considerations.

The assistant instructor positions will ideally be filled by UAA students from the Department of Computer Science, though students with previous experience in IT, cybersecurity, robotics, coding, or working with minors will also make good candidates.

To thrive in this role applicants must be knowledgeable about a variety of computer science and cybersecurity topics, and to be passionate about sharing knowledge. This position requires energy, creativity, and maturity. It is preferred that the applicant have prior experience mentoring, teaching, or working with youth. Some 300-level computer science coursework is preferred. Previous cybersecurity coursework and thorough understanding of coding languages is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:

a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and
c. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), be in good academic standing, or have approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee.

This position requires the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Valid Alaska Driver's License required (must meet and maintain UA safe driver verification criteria).

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in Anchorage. This is a student worker position. The work schedule will be 5-10 hours per week in April and May, including four required Saturdays, and 40 hours per week beginning in June. Pay is $14.96 per hour.

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire academic year.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Joe Selmont at

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