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.

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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 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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for open-rank, teaching faculty position(s) focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation beginning in Fall 2023. This is a non-tenure-line, limited-term (multi-year) appointment with an excellent possibility of renewal.

Applicants are expected to have experience in leveraging technology to support entrepreneurship, business growth, and innovative efforts in organizations of all sizes.  We have a particular interest in candidates who understand the foundations of technology and also have demonstrated significant entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation through the use of leveraging technology to gain competitive advantages in organizations.

Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and as appropriate, qualified candidates may also teach graduate courses including residential, online, or hybrid courses. Applicants will have at least a master’s degree or its equivalent or be an active candidate for a terminal degree in an academic field including but not limited to Information Systems, Business, Computer Science, or a related field that engages students in entrepreneurship and innovation by start date with Penn State and a commitment to teaching learners at all levels and from all backgrounds.   Candidates will be considered for a teaching faculty rank commensurate with their education and experience in accordance with AC21. To be considered for the Professor of Practice rank, applicants must have accumulated a decade or more of high level and leadership experience in the private or public sectors outside the academy that would provide a unique background and wealth of knowledge that is of particular value as it is shared with the University’s students and other faculty.

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • One-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 also arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent via email to humanresources@ist.psu.edu

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are 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 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 newly built Eric J. Barron Innovation Hub. This 85,000-square-foot building houses significant collaborative spaces, Happy Valley LaunchBox, powered by PNC, and state-of-the-art entrepreneurial and innovation resources such as rapid prototyping and fabrication labs. In addition, the innovation atmosphere is supported by Startup Week, the Bardusch IdeaMakers Challenge, and strong partnerships with corporate and industry partners.

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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple, Open-Rank, Tenure-Line Faculty positions in Cybersecurity and Privacy beginning in Fall 2023. We are interested in the following areas as broadly defined: (1) Usable security/privacy, (2) AI for security/privacy and security/privacy of AI, and (3) System security. We seek outstanding candidates with a demonstrated record of research to strengthen and complement our current research programs. 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. degree in Computer and Information Sciences 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 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.

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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 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 begins on December 15, 2022, and will continue until positions are 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 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 Security Research and Education, 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.

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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for an open-rank, tenure-line faculty position in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HCAI) beginning in Fall 2023. IST will serve as the tenure home.

We seek outstanding candidates with demonstrated research and scholarship in one or more areas of HCAI, including, but not limited to: developing AI policy frameworks, designing and modeling HCAI systems, detecting and mitigating algorithmic bias, enhancing algorithmic transparency and accountability, ensuring that AI systems conform to human and societal values, organizing and supporting effective AI-Human teams, enhancing participatory democracy, and empowering physically, socially, or economically disadvantaged individuals. We are especially interested in recruiting candidates whose research interests bridge the foundational and technical AI research challenges and the human-centered ethical, social, legal, educational, regulatory, public policy, health and wellbeing, and organizational or governance concerns. 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 a relevant field (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science, Informatics, Computer Science, Statistics) 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 Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, broadly defined.

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.

The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), one of five university-wide interdisciplinary institutes, is home to advanced interdisciplinary computation and data-enabled collaborative science at Penn State. ICDS fosters both high-impact computational and data science methodologies as well as their applications to address a broad range of scientific and societal challenges, multifaceted models, and their societal impacts. ICDS supports a vibrant community of scholars, which includes more than 40 co-hired faculty and over 300 affiliated researchers with access to ICDS advanced research computing infrastructure and a cadre of technical experts, research scientists, and engineers.

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3–5-page research statement outlining future research plans
  • One-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 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 begins on December 1, 2022, and will continue until positions are filled.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Open-Rank, Tenure-Line Faculty position in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) beginning in Fall 2023.

For this search, we seek exceptional candidates with high-quality research and publications to strengthen and complement our current research programs. We particularly seek scholars who transformatively enhance objectives and approaches to social justice through the design of digital tools and infrastructures. We are interested in actionable approaches that strengthen social justice processes and outcomes through design research, and show how social justice processes and outcomes can expand from remediation of past and present social injustice to an inclusive and equitable re-envisioning of human possibilities. Specific design approaches may include but are not limited to VR/AR/XR, visualization, tangible interface, fabrication, human-AI interaction, assistive technology, sustainable computing technology, and sociotechnical system design. Specific examples are the design of digital tools and infrastructures to support greater dignity in work activity, that show how the enhancement of human dignity can be a design outcome, or how design can help move society from social economies of self-sufficiency, dyadic reciprocity, and autonomy to social economies of co-production, generalized reciprocity, and generalized responsibility. 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 information sciences and technology or related fields before beginning employment at Penn State, a strong potential for developing an externally funded, collaborative, interdisciplinary research program, and the 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 HCI broadly defined.

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3–5-page research statement outlining future research plans
  • One-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 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 begins November 28, 2022, will continue until positions are 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 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 nearly $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 Center for HCI, among many others. 

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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time academic lecturer positions for the 2022-23 academic year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023). These positions will be part-time, non-tenured track appointments without benefits or guarantee of renewal. The college is currently in a growth period with record-high enrollments in both residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach relevant introductory and advanced 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 should possess a master's degree or equivalent experience and education and be committed to teaching learners at all levels and from all backgrounds; preference given for prior teaching experience and professional experience in a relevant area. Additional information about residential and online instructional modes and resources to enhance teaching preparation at: https://keepteaching.psu.edu/

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.

Apply by completing an online application and submitting a cover letter which details your area of teaching interest, and current resume or Curriculum Vita (CV). Applications will be received and reviewed on an ongoing basis and positions filled as needed.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: You are applying to a job pool that may not be reflective of current openings. If there is an opening throughout the 2022 - 2023 year, and you are selected for an interview, the college will contact you.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for part-time academic lecturer positions for the 2022-23 academic year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023). These positions will be part-time, non-tenured track appointments without benefits or guarantee of renewal. The college is currently in a growth period with record-high enrollments in both residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach relevant introductory and advanced 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 should possess a master's degree or equivalent experience and education and be committed to teaching learners at all levels and from all backgrounds; preference given for prior teaching experience and professional experience in a relevant area. Additional information about residential and online instructional modes and resources to enhance teaching preparation at: https://keepteaching.psu.edu/

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.

Apply by completing an online application and submitting a cover letter which details your area of teaching interest, and current resume or Curriculum Vita (CV). Applications will be received and reviewed on an ongoing basis and positions filled as needed.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: You are applying to a job pool that may not be reflective of current openings. If there is an opening throughout the 2022 - 2023 year, and you are selected for an interview, the college will contact you.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Staff Positions

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions. If you have any questions regarding a position, please email humanresources@ist.psu.edu. 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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist to provide tier III technical support for end-users, diagnose, research, and resolve end-user issues in a timely manner and serve as the subject matter expert/single point of contact for high-level support needs, and to provide guidance through the explanation of policies and procedures to IT support staff and end-users.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide advanced customer service and technical support to end-users for hardware and software
  • Analyze, research, and resolve complex end-user escalation incidents or issues and troubleshooting from other IT support staff; escalate as necessary
  • Install, configure, and test installed hardware and software on new or existing devices, in accordance with standard procedures
  • Set up new equipment and devices; set up and maintain workstations
  • Provide guidance and explain policies and procedures to IT support staff and end-users
  • Train customers on new devices and technologies
  • Communicate and translate technical information to non-technical end-users; maintain communication and monitor incidents through resolution
  • Participate in the maintenance, implementation, troubleshooting, and end-user support for applications, mobile devices, and servers
  • Implement security policies and protocols of the department, college, and University
  • Review, update, and maintain documentation to ensure internal processes and procedures, workflows, and training manuals are current
  • Review and evaluate new hardware and software products; recommend the implementation of new products
  • Replace equipment that has reached the end of its warranty or lifecycle
  • Create, track, and maintain reports and provide updates to management
  • Assist in tracking and maintaining hardware and software inventory
  • Interact with hardware and software vendors
  • May monitor infrastructure issues and resolve or escalate to higher levels of support
  • May mentor, train, and direct the work of other staff members and/or student workers

At IST, we are 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. We are 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 aligned with the mission of the College of IST in their cover letter and resume.

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology is seeking a Marketing Communications Specialist 3 (Writer/Editor) to join its team. This position serves as the college’s lead news and research communications specialist, taking on a critical role as a storyteller, editor, and content creator who advances the college’s strategic initiatives and engages the broader community.

The successful candidate must be an exceptional writer in a variety of media. Published samples are required; please attach two writing samples or include a link to your portfolio or other samples in your cover letter.

This position works daily with IST faculty, staff, and leadership and communicates regularly with alumni, students, and donors. As such, the successful candidate must have a keen ability to work with diverse stakeholders and be able to prioritize multiple projects. The writer/editor reports to the college’s director of marketing and communications and may manage student workers throughout the year. This is a hybrid position that combines remote and on-campus working.

At IST, we are 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. We are 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 aligned with the mission of the College of IST in their cover letter and resume.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following: 

  • Identify, research, write, edit, and disseminate content for news releases, research stories, human-interest profiles, and promotional campaigns that advance the college’s strategic priorities
  • Create and package meaningful content that promotes college-wide and unit-specific initiatives across a broad array of areas, including research accomplishments, student and faculty recruitment, development and alumni relations, corporate engagement, and current student success
  • Lead proactive public relations strategies and liaison with the University’s Office of Strategic Communications to position the college’s successes with external media
  • Advance the college’s research portfolio by engaging regularly with faculty and graduate students to identify new findings, grants, and achievements, and then translate complex concepts into accessible communications for both general and expert audiences
  • Develop content for promotional items like fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, web pages, digital signage, and other internal or external communications
  • Intake communications requests from individuals and project teams to develop communications plans, prioritize and schedule communications timelines, and maintain strong, positive relationships with staff in those areas
  • Serve as a primary writer and co-editor for the college’s biannual magazine and other specialty publications
  • Monitor news and media presences and review content analytics to make informed decisions about future content
  • Act as the college’s media relations contact, responding to media inquiries and coordinating interviews and expert placements as needed
  • Support the digital communications specialist in crafting content for the college’s social media channels
  • Provide general photography and videography coverage to support content creation and team assignments
  • Ensure all content meets Penn State editorial guidelines (AP and Chicago style), brand standards, and the college’s overall marketing goals

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Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology is seeking a Digital Communications Specialist (Marketing Communications Specialist 3) to join its team. This position serves as a key contributor to the college’s content and constituent engagement initiatives by leading strategies for the college’s public-facing website, social media accounts, and email campaigns.

This position works daily with IST faculty, staff, and leadership and communicates regularly with alumni, students, and donors. As such, the successful candidate must have a keen understanding of working with diverse stakeholders and be able to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.

The digital communications specialist reports to the college’s director of marketing and communications and may manage student workers throughout the year.

This is a hybrid position that combines remote and on-campus working.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Website Management: Oversee all front-end priorities and content needs for the college’s public-facing website and provide support and consultation for related websites like those for IST Teaching, IST Learning, and the Center for Socially Responsible AI. This includes ensuring that each site maintains a consistent visual identity and meets University brand guidelines, coordinating with college partners and making necessary content updates, designing new pages, and reviewing site analytics to recommend improvements and strategy. The digital communications specialist collaborates regularly with the Office of IT to meet these needs.
  • Social Media: Manage all aspects of the college’s social media platforms, including creating and moderating content, engaging audiences, responding to inquiries, and maintaining a content calendar. This requires regular collaboration with college partners and occasional on-site coverage of events and programs.
  • Email: Directing the college’s promotional email strategies. This position collaborates closely with unit partners to produce e-newsletters, annual campaigns, and one-off emails in support of strategic initiatives. This includes designing templates, drafting content, supporting list management, and managing relationships with the email vendor.
  • Analytics: Leading efforts to capture, analyze, and make informed decisions based on web, social, and email analytics.
  • Photography/Videography: Supporting general photography and videography needs. This includes capturing photos/videos at events and for content creation, coordinating outside vendors, and supporting efforts to catalog and organize digital assets. Familiarity with and comfort using a DSLR to capture photos and video is preferred.

At IST, we are 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. We are 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 aligned with the mission of the College of IST in their cover letter and resume. 

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Information Sciences and Technology is seeking a conscientious and detail-oriented individual to be part of the college’s Research Administration Office. This position will perform work activities in a fast-paced, complex, and detailed environment that requires multi-tasking expertise, managing conflicting priorities, timely work production, and the ability to solve complex problems.

The selected individual’s job responsibilities will include, Pre-Award and Post-Award duties. Responsible for assisting in the administration of policies and procedures concerning the preparation and development of proposals and contracts for funding sponsored programs. Review, analyze, and submit proposals, contracts, and grants from various federal, state, local agencies, private corporations, and foundations. Advise faculty and staff in interpreting and adhering to sponsor and University guidelines and regulations. The successful candidate will complete Post-Award tasks such as; reviewing and processing grant and contractual awards, creating new accounts, and budgeting funds. Manage sponsored projects which can involve sponsored approved budget revisions, no-cost extension requests, account transfers, administration of subcontracts, monitor deadlines for technical and financial reports, prepare spend outs and approve expenditures. Ensure project expenditures are in compliance with guidelines. Process closeouts of all externally funded research accounts. Serve as liaison with sponsors and other University offices. 

This position has the potential to be performed fully remote or as a hybrid of remote and on-site working.

At IST, we are 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. We are 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 aligned with the mission of the College of IST in their cover letter and resume.

Education and Experience:

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Preferred Education, Experience, or Certifications:

Knowledge of Penn State's System for Integrated Management, Budgeting and Accounting (SIMBA), Strategic Information Management System (SIMS), SIMS budgets preferred.  Enrolled in or graduate of Penn State ACES preferred. 

Additional Required Competencies:

Capability to work both independently and as a team member, the ability to multi-task, and respond professionally in challenging situations is essential. Experience with electronic proposal submission sites is required.