Faculty and Staff Openings

Faculty Positions

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.



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 January 9, 2023, with positions starting as early as Fall 2023. These are non-tenure-line, multi-year appointments with an excellent possibility of renewal.

The primary responsibility will be teaching undergraduate courses including residential, online, and hybrid courses. As appropriate, qualified faculty may also teach graduate courses. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach relevant introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas:

Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations:

  • Information security
  • Applied cryptography
  • Systems security, software security, cloud security, network security to include firewalls, intrusion detection, and cryptographic network protocols
  • Malware analytics and software reverse engineering
  • Penetration testing
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Cyber Forensics including network, mobile device, memory, desktop, etc. forensics
  • Cybercrime and Cyber law
  • Security management

Data Science:

  • Introduction to Data Sciences
  • Data Management for Data Sciences
  • Privacy and Security
  • Data Integration
  • Data Visualization
  • Programming Models for Big Data
  • Applied Data Sciences
  • Data Sciences Capstone

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

Security Risk Analysis:

  • Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
  • Threat of Terrorism & Crime
  • Overview of Information Security
  • Decision Theory and Analytic
  • Visual Analytics
  • Risk Analysis in a Security Context
  • Statistics for Security and Risk Analysis
  • The Intelligence Environment
  • Deception and Counter-Deception
  • Security Risk Analysis Capstone

Foundational first- and second-year undergraduate 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 field including but not limited to informatics, information science, information systems, computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, data science, or human computer interaction 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 IST 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 of IST 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.

All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application. Applicants must include with their application the following materials:

  1. Cover letter detailing qualifications for the position including relevant educational background as well as any teaching or industry experience related to the areas of interest mentioned above
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. One-page teaching statement
  4. 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
  5. References (as indicated below)

Applicants should also arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent via email to humanresources@ist.psu.edu. 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.

The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with approximately 44,000 undergraduates and more than 150 graduate programs. 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. See: http://ist.psu.edu. University Park is located in State College, PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the US by CQ Press and the 8th best college town by Best College Reviews.

Staff Positions

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. The below guides will assist you as you apply, but if you have any questions on the application process, please contact HR Services at (814) 865-1473 for assistance.