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Instructor, CISCO Networking & Security

Boise - Faculty

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Contract Length: 

9 months paid over 12 months

Reports To: 

Assistant Dean

Position Status:

Full-Time, Benefited

Posted Pay Range: 

$66,002 - $99,004 per year


The College of Western Idaho is committed to offering a competitive benefits package with affordable and robust benefit options:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans range from $25 - $299 per month with deductibles as low as $350!
    • Premiums depend on the plan type and the number of dependents on the plan
    • For more information on health insurance, including coverage details and plan summaries, visit  


About Us:

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) is committed to empowering students to succeed by providing affordable and accessible education to advance the local and global workforce.

Offering premier programs and degrees that make a difference, CWI remains a top choice for higher education in the Treasure Valley. Empowering the community one student at a time, CWI moves fearlessly forward paving the way to bold new futures with flexible options, exceptional tuition value, and support every step of the way.

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Position Summary:

Faculty members teach assigned classes in accordance with the College’s established policies and guidelines, assist in student advising, fulfill committee assignments, perform various institutional and community support activities, and perform responsibilities as assigned. Full-time faculty may be assigned to teach at any time on any of our campuses.

Instructors at CWI are expected to focus on mastering disciplinary content, developing and strengthening their ability to prepare and present instructional materials, and assessing student performance. Instructors are focusing on inclusive student-centered pedagogy and familiarizing themselves with the college, its resources, systems, and departmental curriculum to facilitate student success and persistence across the student lifecycle. Professional development at the rank of instructor focuses on student achievement. Instructors are engaged in the institution in areas where their participation and skill set have the greatest potential to impact the success of students.


Essential Functions:

• Develop and maintain inclusive, student-centered pedagogy to meet the unique needs of CWI’s diverse community college population
• Establish and maintain a record of teaching excellence
• Teach approved IT/Internet working curriculum, as assigned; may include advanced Cisco routing and switching, wireless and VOIP technology
• Plan, develop, and present organized classes and labs for students in accordance with approved course outlines
• Prepare curriculum materials, syllabi, and other instructional materials
• Assist in the development and/or revision of curriculum at the program and department level
• Develop and utilize outcome assessment measures
• Actively participate in student advising
• Maintain accurate student records, including attendance and grades
• Monitor student placement in courses and student progress
• Provide students with meaningful feedback in a timely manner
• Maintain office hours and availability to students
• Communicate the cancellation of class meetings according to appropriate CWI instructional procedures
• Focus on continuous improvement of one’s course curriculum, content delivery, assessment, and responsiveness to student needs
• Maintain industry connections to assure curriculum consistency with employer needs
• Manage classroom activities appropriately and monitor student conduct in accordance with CWI policy and procedure

Institutional Engagement
• Work with supervisors and peers to understand and navigate the services, policies, programs, organizational structures, and functions of CWI
• Develop professional relationships with college faculty, staff, administration, and community members
• Comply with institutional deadlines
• Participate in college training courses as relevant
• Engage in service activities that support student and personal success
• Inform students of learning services and opportunities at the college and in the community, such as tutoring, clubs, internships, and other student services
• Understand and engage with planning and/or assessment at the department/program level
• Serve on college, division, and/or department committees
• Become conversant with department/program-level initiatives
• Participate in CWI graduation

Professional Development
• Work with peers and supervisors to determine how one’s professional expertise and interests contribute to student and programmatic success
• Participate in the peer-observation process and in formal evaluation processes.
• Set and achieve goals for professional development with one’s supervisor
• Obtain and maintain teaching and industry certification as appropriate
• Remain current in one’s field
• Identify, evaluate, and implement emerging technology as related to discipline


Minimum Qualifications:

• Industry experience acquired by full-time, successful employment in applicable field
• Must currently hold CISCO CCNA or better and have experience with one of the following: MCP, A+, Net+, Server+, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, and CCNA Wireless, EXSI Virtualization
• Must be willing to obtain CISCO instructor certification
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Possess or qualify for an Occupational Specialist Teaching Certificate from Idaho Career & Technical Education (see Certificate or confirmation of pending certificate from CTE is required prior to the start date
• Ability to enact a variety of teaching methodologies including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, distance learning, and teaching with technology
• Teaching experience, especially at the community college level, preferred.
• Industry affiliations preferred
• Willingness to work cooperatively, communicate clearly, and be a team player
• Commitment to professional growth and development
• Ability to advise students
• Proficiency in the use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software, and Blackboard (or similar) applications
• Experience using instructional technology preferred

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually working indoors, which means exposure to heating or air conditioning. There may be some outdoor exposure when transferring between locations. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet but varies based upon activity.


Additional Instructions for Applicants:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other applicable legally protected status.


We look forward to receiving your application!