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The College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple, open-rank teaching faculty positions.

Selected candidates will have backgrounds and ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in one or more of the following areas: 

  • application design and development, including web-based and mobile systems, and project management;
  • enterprise architecture and integration, including cloud computing;
  • cybersecurity, including cyber-defense and data-driven technologies, cloud security, adversarial reasoning, and information security risk analysis and management;
  • data sciences, including non-relational databases, machine learning, and data integration.

These are multi-year, fixed-term appointments with an excellent possibility of renewal. Successful applicants must be prepared to contribute through teaching in both our residential and online programs. Contributions to our undergraduate programs is expected, with the ability to contribute to graduate programs desirable.  Successful applicants should have a Master’s degree or terminal degree in a related discipline.  Either teaching or IT industry experience in one or more areas listed above is preferred.  Applicants will be considered for a teaching faculty rank commensurate with their education and experience.  Penn State`s College of IST, established in 1999, has been successful in innovating both undergraduate and graduate education programs to prepare the next generation of IT workforce for both the opportunities and challenges of today`s Digital Age. For a more detailed description of the College, please visit our website at http://ist.psu.edu. TO APPLY visit http://psu.jobs/job/80488, please upload only basic personal information, but not other information listed below. IN ADDITION, interested applicants MUST submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11416 with their cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a resume or curriculum vitae, a one (1) page teaching statement, and three (3) reference letters. Review of applications will begin immediately, with the possibility of positions beginning in January 2019. Inquiries about the positions may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu. The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with undergraduate enrollment of approximately 44,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. The College of IST has award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Both faculty and students are dedicated to collaboration and applying knowledge to make our lives better. University Park is located in Pennsylvania in the State College area, which has been ranked as the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at any level, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in security and privacy.  We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publications to strengthen and complement our current research programs. Security and privacy are inherently interdisciplinary; we welcome applications from scholars at all ranks and from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. We are looking for applicants with expertise spanning (a) the Computer & Information Science & Engineering aspects of security and privacy, and (b) the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences aspects of security and privacy.  Successful candidates will develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training through teaching. These positions will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in residence and online, researching, and contributing to IST’s service and outreach objectives.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in information science or a closely related field by the time of appointment and must pass a background check. The successful candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have demonstrated ability as a researcher and shown evidence of continuous scholarship. The successful candidates for the Associate Professor rank must provide evidence of an established reputation in scholarly or professional achievement. The successful candidates for the Professor rank must provide evidence of a substantial record of advanced research and leadership in their fields of specialization.

The College of IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment with a strong, externally funded research program in security and privacy. Our College has world-class research groups in human-centered design and data sciences, and we are eager to strengthen collaborations with these groups.  Additional opportunities for research collaboration are offered by the Institute for Cyberscience, the Social Sciences Research Institute, the Bellisario College of Communications, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.  The College has a strong Ph.D. program with over 100 Ph.D. students, and a rapidly growing Bachelor of Science major in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations.

TO APPLY: Visit https://psu.jobs/job/83374 and upload your basic personal information. IN ADDITION, applicants must submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12165 (1) cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement, (4) one-page teaching statement, and (5) 3-5 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by December 15, 2018.  Enquiries about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with undergraduate enrollment of approximately 44,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. The College of IST has award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Both faculty and students are dedicated to collaboration and applying knowledge to make our lives better. University Park is located in State College, Pennsylvania, which is ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) (http://ist.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design (HCD) to begin August 2019. We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publications to strengthen and complement our current research programs  We are especially interested in areas related to any or all of the following topics: the design of data, algorithms, and interactions that are useful and transparent to people; human-computer interaction (HCI) and design, ubiquitous computing and mobile systems; tangible and embodied interaction; computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW); computer-mediated communication (CMC); human-robot interaction (HRI); information visualization; and technology-mediated complexity and nuance. Penn State has many other programs related to human-centered design and to computing and information technology, including the Social Science Research Institute, the Institute for CyberScience, the Hershey Medical Center, and programs throughout Penn State’s other colleges and campuses. We seek to strengthen our collaborations with these groups. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HCD and contribute to the College’s service and outreach objectives. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in information science or a closely related field by the time of appointment and must pass a background check.

TO APPLY: Visit https://psu.jobs/job/83423 (only basic personal information is required, but not other information listed below). IN ADDITION, applicants must submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12172: (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement, (4) a one-page teaching statement, (5) contact information of 3-5 professional references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with undergraduate enrollment of approximately 44,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. The College of IST has award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. Both faculty and students are dedicated to collaboration and applying knowledge to make our lives better. University Park is located in State College, Pennsylvania, which is ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews. 

Penn State invites applications for new open-rank faculty positions in Biomedical Data Sciences, to build on existing strengths in Data Sciences and Biomedical and Health Sciences, as part of a multi-year hiring initiative in Data Sciences. 

We seek outstanding Biomedical Data Scientists with a strong track record of research and publication in, and a compelling vision for, realizing the promise and potential of big data to dramatically improve individual and population health, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and education. We are interested in a broad range of expertise in Data Sciences including, but not limited to informatics, information integration,  knowledge representation and ontologies, machine learning, causality, longitudinal data analyses, biomedical text and/or image analysis.  Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Informatics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Machine Learning, Public Health Sciences, Demography, Population Health, Health Policy and Economics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, etc.) prior to beginning employment at Penn State. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have strong research potential (as demonstrated by relevant publications). Candidates for Associate Professor should have a strong track record of research publication, and funding, and those for Full Professor position should have a track record of research, publication, and funding that distinguishes them, nationally or internationally, as leaders in Biomedical Data Sciences. All candidates must pass a background check before beginning employment.

This cluster hire initiative at Penn State is a partnership of the Institute of Cyberscience (ICS; https://ics.psu.edu/) with the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST; https://www.ist.psu.edu/), the College of Health and Human Development (https://hhd.psu.edu), and the College of Medicine (https://med.psu.edu).  New faculty will be offered an appointment with tenure home in one of many excellent departments in IST, HHD, or CoM, and will be part of a growing cohort of faculty co-hires affiliated with the Institute for Cyberscience (http://ics.psu.edu).  

IST has a growing cadre of faculty with research expertise in informatics and data sciences (including artificial intelligence, machine learning, information integration, image analytics, text analytics, data privacy, data ethics), and a broad range of applications across emerging data-rich disciplines. IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in data sciences, human-computer interaction, information security and privacy, and socio-technical systems, a strong Ph.D. program in informatics, and several highly successful undergraduate programs (including one in Data Sciences). CoM has made substantial investments in data-intensive patient–centric approaches to improving healthcare (Precision Health), with particular  emphasis on underserved rural populations. HHD has deep expertise related to acquiring and using health-relevant data about behaviors, social interactions, and the physical environment from wearable and ambient sensors to understand the role they play in specific health outcomes and to personalize interventions.

The Institute for CyberScience, one of Penn State’s five university-wide research institutes, connects researchers from numerous disciplines to answer critical scientific questions and societal issues through cyber-enabled research and methodology. ICS has nearly 300 affiliated faculty, with over 20 tenure-track co-hired faculty, engaged in interdisciplinary computation and data enabled research. ICS-affiliated faculty utilize ICS operated Advanced Cyber Infrastructure (ICS-ACI), Penn State’s state-of-the-art high-performance research cloud. 

The university has made substantial investments in Digital Health Collaboratory, which provides a unique infrastructure integrative analyses genomic, clinical, biomedical, environmental, socio-demographic and behavioral data for predictive and causal modeling of health risks and outcomes. The new faculty hires would contribute not only to transformative research in Data Sciences methods and tools (e.g., artificial intelligence, machine learning, information integration,  image analysis, longitudinal data analysis,  network analysis, text analysis, etc., being pursued by IST and ICS faculty and the Penn State Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics) but also undergraduate and graduate training in the Data Sciences through the new undergraduate program in Data Sciences and interdisciplinary graduate programs (e.g., an NIH-funded predoctoral training program in Biomedical Data Sciences); as well as high-impact translational research in Health Sciences (e.g., through the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Penn State Center for Healthcare and Policy Research, the Penn State Institute for Personalized Medicine, the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences, among others). New faculty hires will join the Institute for CyberScience and will be expected to contribute to a collaborative, interdisciplinary, scholarly community focused on the development and application of innovative computational and statistical methods.

Penn State offers access to an outstanding collaborative environment, world-class research infrastructure, as well as highly competitive salaries and startup packages. University Park is Penn State’s largest campus with an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students and offers more than 100 programs of graduate study. The surrounding community of State College is a quintessential university town well known for its exceptional quality of life, including a low cost of living, a growing economy, a diverse offering of cultural and recreational opportunities, and excellent resources for families, including two on-campus child care centers and well regarded local school systems. 

To apply, please visit https://psu.jobs/job/83834 and upload only basic personal information (but not other information listed below).  In addition, applicants must submit the following material through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12521 for the application to be complete: (1) cover letter detailing the relevant qualifications for the position; (2) curriculum vitae including publications list; and (3) a 2-5 page research statement outlining future research plans, and a 1-2 page teaching statement.  Applicants should also arrange for 3 to 5 references to be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

Campus Security and Crime Statistics: To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.