JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity and Privacy beginning in Fall 2024 at University Park. We are interested in the following areas as broadly defined: (1) usable security and privacy, human factors in security and privacy; (2) AI for security and privacy, security and privacy of AI; (3) emerging topics in security and privacy (e.g., AR/VR, supply chain).
We are seeking outstanding scholars with a demonstrated record of research to strengthen and complement our current research programs, and a strong interest in research and teaching. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses including residential, online, or hybrid courses.
Competitive applicants for the rank of Assistant Professor will possess a Ph.D. in computer science, information science, or a related field to the search areas listed above 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.
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. We invite applicants to address their engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity issues as they relate to broadening participation in the disciplines represented in the college as well as aligning with the mission of the College of IST in a separate statement.
Applicants must include with their application the following materials, it is recommended to upload one document with all materials enclosed:
Cover letter detailing qualifications for the position.
3–5 page research statement outlining future research plans.
1–2 page teaching statement.
Statement regarding engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity as they relate to broadening participation in the disciplines represented in the college and align with the mission of the College.
Applicants should provide contact information (name, affiliation, email address) for at least three references.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application reviews start from Monday, November 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
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 master's, 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 Security Research and Education, the Center for Socially Responsible AI, the Social Science Research Institute, the Rock Ethics Institute, the 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.
The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with approximately 46,000 undergraduates and more than 150 graduate programs. Penn State offers access to an outstanding collaborative environment, world-class research infrastructure, as well as highly competitive salaries and startup packages. 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 childcare centers and well-regarded local school systems.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.
Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
EEO IS THE LAW
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. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.