Faculty Openings

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following faculty positions. If you have questions about the College of IST or the faculty recruitment process, please email facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology invites applications from scholars in security and privacy for multiple, open-rank, tenured/tenure-track faculty positions beginning in Fall 2021. We seek outstanding candidates with a strong track record of research to strengthen and diversify our current research programs. As security and privacy are inherently interdisciplinary, we are interested in human, social, behavioral, political, and economic aspects, in addition to technical and engineering aspects, of security and privacy. Our focus this year includes, but not limited to: blockchain security, cryptocurrencies, applied crypto; cybercrime, cyber law, dark web; privacy by design, privacy preserving technologies, formal/statistical privacy, differential privacy; human factors of security and privacy; politics/economics of security and privacy, social/policy perspectives on security and privacy; CPS/IoT security, hardware security; security of autonomous systems; AI in security and security in AI.

Competitive applicants for the position at the rank of Assistant Professor will possess a PhD or another terminal degree in a field related to cybersecurity and privacy (e.g., informatics, information science, international affairs, psychology, economics, statistics, business, political science, computer science, electrical engineering) before beginning employment at Penn State, strong potential for developing an externally funded, collaborative, interdisciplinary research program, and potential to contribute to the college’s teaching mission. Candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor should have the same qualifications as the Assistant Professor, as well as, a strong track record of scholarly achievement, external funding, and demonstrated success in teaching and service. Candidates for Full Professor should have the same qualifications as the Associate Professor, as well as, a track record of research publications, funding, teaching and service that distinguishes them, nationally or internationally, as leaders in cybersecurity and privacy, broadly defined.

Candidates will join a dynamic faculty, contributing to the research, teaching and service missions of our College and University. Our College is growing, and currently offers six undergraduate, two masters and one doctoral degree. Beyond the college, faculty enjoy the vibrant research atmosphere of a large university. Penn State offers access to an outstanding collaborative environment, world-class research infrastructure, as well as highly competitive salaries and startup packages. With over $1 billion in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the top 20 U.S. research universities, and is one of only two institutions in the nation accorded land grant, sea grant, sun grant, and space grant status. This affords faculty the opportunity to work with a wide range of Penn State centers and programs, including the Center for Socially Responsible AI, the Social Science Research Institute, the Rock Ethics Institute, Institute for Information Policy, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Africana Research Center, just to name a few.

University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with approximately 46,000 undergraduates and more than 150 graduate programs. The surrounding community of State College is a quintessential university town well known for its safe metropolitan area, 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.

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is strongly committed to a diverse community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students of all races, genders, and backgrounds. The college is committed to making good faith efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups including women, persons of color, diverse gender identities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Applicants must include with their application the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position and listing up to three of the applicants’ most important publications; (2) a curriculum vitae including publications list; (3) a research statement outlining future research plans, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) a statement regarding engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity issues as they relate to broadening participation in the disciplines represented in the college and align with the mission of the College. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should arrange for at least three references to be sent via email to humanresources@ist.psu.edu. Applicants for the Associate or Full Professor position should provide contact information (name, affiliation, email address) for at least four references. Applicants for the Associate or Full Professor position will be notified before letters are solicited from their references.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

Review of applications and nominations will begin as early as October 26, 2020 and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology invites applications from sociotechnical scholars for one or more tenure-track, open rank professor positions in the Social and Organizational Informatics Faculty Area. We invite exceptional candidates with high quality, interdisciplinary research and publication records, who draw on methods from the humanities or social and behavioral sciences to study the complex interactions between the human, social, cultural, political, organizational, economic and technical factors fundamental to the use of information technologies.

While we seek applicants conducting a broad range of sociotechnical research, we particularly welcome scholars whose research connects with our current areas of emphasis—e.g., critical approaches to computing (especially the intersection of computing with marginalized identities, such as race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality), technology ethics and policy, and crisis informatics—thereby complementing and extending existing strengths among our faculty. We welcome all methods, humanistic or empirical, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods, generating impact for theory and practice. This new hire would be instrumental in building a new major within the College and connected to Penn State’s new Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

Competitive applicants for the position at the rank of Assistant Professor will possess a PhD in a field related to sociotechnical studies (including, but not limited to, STS, sociology, anthropology, political science, communication, business, geography, economics, philosophy, information science or related fields) before beginning employment at Penn State, strong potential for developing an externally funded, collaborative, interdisciplinary research program, and potential to contribute to the college’s teaching mission.

Candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor should have the same qualifications as the assistant professor, as well as, a strong track record of scholarly achievement, external funding, and demonstrated success in teaching and service.

Candidates for Full Professor should have the same qualifications as the assistant professor, as well as, a track record of research publications, funding, teaching and service that distinguishes them, nationally or internationally, as leaders in Social and Organizational Informatics, broadly defined.

Candidates will join a dynamic faculty, contributing to the research, teaching and service missions of our College and University. Our College is growing, and currently offers six undergraduate, two masters and one doctoral degrees. Beyond the college, faculty enjoy the vibrant research atmosphere of a large university. Penn State offers access to an outstanding collaborative environment, world-class research infrastructure, as well as highly competitive salaries and startup packages. With over $900 million in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the top 20 U.S. research universities, and is one of only two institutions in the nation accorded land grant, sea grant, sun grant, and space grant status. This affords faculty the opportunity to work with a wide range of Penn State centers and programs, including the Center for Socially Responsible AI, the Social Science Research Institute, the Rock Ethics Institute, Institute for Information Policy, the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, and the Africana Research Center, just to name a few.

University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with approximately 46,000 undergraduates and more than 150 graduate programs. The surrounding community of State College is a quintessential university town well known for its safe metropolitan area, 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.

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is strongly committed to a diverse community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students of all races, genders, and backgrounds. The college is committed to making good faith efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups including women, persons of color, diverse gender identities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Applicants must include with their application the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae including publications list; (3) a research statement outlining future research plans, a teaching statement, and a statement regarding engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity issues as they relate to broadening participation in the disciplines represented in the college and align with the mission of the College.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should arrange for at least three references to be sent via email to humanresources@ist.psu.edu. Applicants for the Associate or Full Professor position should provide contact information (name, affiliation, email address) for at least four references. Applicants for the Associate or Full Professor position will be notified before letters are solicited from their references.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

Review of applications and nominations will begin as early as October 19, 2020 and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple, Open-Rank Teaching Faculty positions. Review of applications begins immediately, with positions starting as early as January 2021. These are non-tenure-track, multi-year appointments with an excellent possibility of renewal.

The college is currently in a growth period with record-high enrollments in both undergraduate and graduate programs, taught residentially and online, including:

  • Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations
  • Data Sciences
  • Enterprise Technology Integration
  • Human-Centered Design & Development
  • Information Sciences and Technology
  • Security & Risk Analysis
  • Informatics

Successful candidates should be prepared to teach relevant introductory and advanced courses in one or more of the following areas:

Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations:

  • digital forensics to include desktop, mobile, device, or information forensics
  • information security
  • applied cryptography
  • systems security, software security, network security to include firewalls, intrusion detection, and cryptographic network protocols
  • malware analytics and software reverse engineering
  • penetration testing
  • network traffic analysis

Enterprise Technology Integration:

  • development for enterprise web technologies
  • organizational and project management
  • database management and administration
  • systems and enterprise integration
  • advanced database design and management
  • cloud-based technology solutions and integration
  • discipline-specific application and integration in the use of technology (e.g. healthcare, finance, business, agriculture, etc.)

Human-Centered Design & Development:

  • introductory, intermediate, and advanced programming in Java
  • programming for the web
  • programming for mobile applications
  • software design and development
  • interaction design and development
  • high and low fidelity prototyping, and user interface development tools
  • studying users, interface design, and interaction

Foundational first- and second-year courses addressing:

  • Introduction to Information, People, and Technology
  • Introduction to Application Development
  • Organization of Data
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Language, Logic, and Discrete Mathematics

Applicants must have a master’s or terminal degree in a related discipline by appointment date and a commitment to teaching learners at all levels and from all backgrounds. Successful candidates will be prepared to teach courses in one or more of the areas listed above. Candidates will be considered for a teaching faculty rank commensurate with their education and experience in accordance with AC21.

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is strongly committed to a diverse community and to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students of all races, genders, and backgrounds. The college is committed to making good faith efforts to recruit, hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals from underrepresented minority groups including women, persons of color, diverse gender identities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Applicants should include with their application a cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job including relevant educational background as well as any teaching or industry experience related to the areas of interest mentioned above, a resume or curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, a statement regarding engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity issues as they relate to broadening participation in the disciplines represented in the college and align with the mission of the college, and contact information (name, affiliation, email address) for three (3) references.

Inquiries about the positions may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu. It is imperative that you describe the area(s), programs, or specific classes you closely align with, as described above.