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Multiple open rank, tenure track,
faculty positions in Data Sciences

General

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
09/06/2016
Job Number:
66391
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor as part of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative in the Data Sciences. We seek candidates with a strong track record of fundamental and applied research in machine learning, big data management, and big data analytics. Of particular interest are candidates specializing in large-scale machine learning (including network analytics, tensor methods, probabilistic graphical models, high-dimensional data analysis, temporal, spatial, and spatio-temporal data analysis, multi-modal data analysis, text analytics, image analytics, large-scale reinforcement learning), causal inference, information integration, data semantics, or large-scale reinforcement learning who complement the current research strengths within the College and across the university in the Data Sciences. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, and Informatics), and interdisciplinary interests (e.g., Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Brain Sciences, Social Sciences). Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training in the Data Sciences. In addition to multiple positions covering a broad range of specializations in the Data Sciences and their interdisciplinary applications, we have two specific opportunities in: (i) Big Data  Life Sciences (especially Integrative Genomics, Metabolomics, Microbiomics, Infectious Disease Dynamics Modeling and Control), for co-hire with the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; and (ii) Big Data  Material Sciences (especially Characterization and Prediction of Processing-Structure-Property-Performance relationships of materials, Computational Discovery of Materials, Materials Simulation, Materials Data Management and Analytics) for co-hire with the Materials Research Institute. IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, and Socio-Technical Systems, a strong Ph.D. program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and several highly successful undergraduate programs (including one in Data Sciences, offered in cooperation with Statistics and Computer Science). IST faculty and students enjoy extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines as well as a number of university-wide cross-cutting centers and institutes (e.g., The Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, the Institute for Cyberscience, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Social Science Research Institute, the Materials Research Institute, and the Institute for Energy and the Environment.). The NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the NSF-funded North East Big Data Innovation Hub (wherein Penn State is one of the 5 lead institutions) and Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Programs in Bioinformatics and Genomics and in Biomedical Data Sciences (both funded by NIH), and in Social Data Analytics (funded by NSF) offer additional opportunities for collaborative research and graduate education.

To apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/66391, please upload only basic personal information. IN ADDITION, interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7821 their cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a resume or curriculum vitae,  2-5 page research statement, 1-2 page teaching statement, and 3-5 letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries 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. In the 2013 institutional rankings of total research expenditures in science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, the university, placed 17th overall nationally, and was tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the 2nd position, with respect to the number of disciplines in which it is ranked among the top ten. 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 and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.

Life Sciences

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
09/06/2016
Job Number:
66391
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Big Data Life Sciences as part of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative in the Data Sciences. While the multi-year hiring initiative includes multiple Data Sciences faculty positions spanning a broad range of specializations in fundamental and applied research in machine learning, big data management, and big data analytics as well as interdisciplinary interests (e.g., Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Brain Sciences, Social Sciences), the Big Data Life Sciences positions target candidates with a strong track record of fundamental and applied research at the intersection of Data Sciences (e.g., large-scale machine learning, causal inference, information integration, data semantics, or reinforcement learning) and the Life Sciences (especially Integrative Genomics, Metabolomics, Microbiomics, Infectious Disease Dynamics Modeling and Control) who complement the current research strengths within the College and across the university in the Data Sciences. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Bioinformatics). Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training in the Data Sciences and the Life Sciences. IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, and Socio-Technical Systems, a strong Ph.D. program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and several highly successful undergraduate programs (including one in Data Sciences, offered in cooperation with Statistics and Computer Science). IST faculty and students enjoy extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines as well as a number of university-wide cross-cutting centers and institutes (e.g., The Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, the Institute for Cyberscience). The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences offer excellent opportunities for collaborative research in the life sciences. The NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the NSF-funded North East Big Data Innovation Hub (wherein Penn State is one of the 5 lead institutions) and Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Programs in Bioinformatics and Genomics and in Biomedical Data Sciences (both funded by NIH) offer additional opportunities for collaborative research and graduate education.

To apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/66391 (only basic personal information is required, but not other information listed below). In addition, interested applicants must submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7821 their cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a resume or curriculum vitae, 2-5 page research statement, 1-2 page teaching statement, and 3-5 letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries 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. In the 2013 institutional rankings of total research expenditures in science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, the university, placed 17th overall nationally, and was tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the 2nd position, with respect to the number of disciplines in which it is ranked among the top ten. 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 and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.

Material Sciences

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
09/06/2016
Job Number:
66391
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

Faculty Positions in Big Data Material Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in Big Data Material Sciences as part of a multi-year faculty hiring initiative in the Data Sciences. While the multi-year hiring initiative includes multiple Data Sciences faculty positions spanning a broad range of specializations in fundamental and applied research in machine learning, big data management, and big data analytics as well as interdisciplinary interests (e.g., Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Brain Sciences, Social Sciences), the Big Data Material Sciences positions target candidates with a strong track record of fundamental and applied research at the intersection of Data Sciences (e.g., large-scale machine learning, causal inference, information integration, data semantics, or reinforcement learning) and the Material Sciences (especially Characterization and Prediction of Processing-Structure-Property-Performance relationships of materials, Computational Discovery of Materials, Materials Simulation, Materials Data Management and Analytics) who complement the current research strengths within the College and across the university in the Data Sciences. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, and Informatics). Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training in the Data Sciences and the Material Sciences. IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, and Socio-Technical Systems, a strong Ph.D. program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and several highly successful undergraduate programs (including one in Data Sciences, offered in cooperation with Statistics and Computer Science). IST faculty and students enjoy extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines as well as a number of university-wide cross-cutting centers and institutes (e.g., The Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, the Institute for Cyberscience). The Materials Research Institute offer excellent opportunities for collaborative research in the material sciences.

To apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/66391 (only basic personal information is required, but not other information listed below). In addition, interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7821 their cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a resume or curriculum vitae, 2-5 page research statement, 1-2 page teaching statement, and 3-5 letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries 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. In the 2013 institutional rankings of total research expenditures in science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, the university, placed 17th overall nationally, and was tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the 2nd position, with respect to the number of disciplines in which it is ranked among the top ten. 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 and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.

Open rank, tenure-track, faculty
positions in Data Sciences – Ethics

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/11/2016
Job Number:
65662
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) (http://ist.psu.edu) and the Department of Statistics in Eberly College of Science (http://stat.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in data ethics, to begin August 2017. This position is part of a transformative series of co-funded hires in ethics, designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. This is one of twelve tenure-track appointments funded by the University to augment the Penn State mission in this important area. Co-funded faculty will be hosted as affiliate faculty in the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State (http://rockethics.psu.edu/). The tenure home of this position, either the College of IST or the Department of Statistics within the College of Science, will be determined based on the strengths and research interests of the successful candidate, as well as the preference of the candidate. The successful candidate will have a strong record in data ethics in one or more data-related research areas with an intrinsic data ethics component, along with a demonstrated interest in applying this work to serve the public interest. Data-related research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: statistics or informatics of data privacy; ethics in information and cyber security; reproducibility of research; ethics implications of machine learning models, personalized medicine, genomics, environmental research and socio-technical systems; as well as technological innovations for ensuring fairness of machine learning models. We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the curriculum. More specifically, we are looking for individuals who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects related to data sciences, and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics into undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Faculty who are hired will be Affiliate Faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute and receive a one-course release for the first five years for enhancing existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs aligned with the Institute’s mission. We envision that the successful candidate will take an active role in establishing a strong ethical component in a newly formed undergraduate major in data sciences. This unique major, co-administered by three colleges at Penn State—IST, Science, and Engineering, provides a unique opportunity to enhance data ethics education that would be accessible to students within the new major as well as students from related majors across the university. We also envision the successful candidate to take a leadership role in data ethics research in collaboration with related research activities such as NIH-funded Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge (B2D2K) Training Program. College of IST and Department of Statistics both already have a significant number of faculty members active in data-related research, which will provide plenty of opportunities for collaborations regarding data ethics. The Pennsylvania University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. In the 2013 institutional rankings of total research expenditures in science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, the university placed 17th overall nationally, and was placed 2nd (tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for the total number of disciplines that are ranked among top ten nationally.

To apply visit https://psu.jobs/job/65662, please upload only basic personal information, but not other information listed below. Interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7619: (1) a cover letter (including a preference about tenure home), (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement, (4) a one-page teaching statement, (5) contact information of 3-5 professional references, and (6) application materials are to include a statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the University and Rock vision and how such a position is likely to augment their own work. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

Open rank, tenure–track, faculty
positions in Human Centered Design

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/25/2016
Job Number:
66042
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) (http://ist.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Human Centered Design (HCD) to begin August 2017. This is the first step in a multiyear/multi-position expansion of our College. We are especially interested in the design of data, algorithms, and interactive techniques that are useful and transparent to people, ubiquitous information infrastructures, technologies, and applications, and technology-mediated complexity and nuance. Our College has other world-class research groups in Security and in Data Science, and we are eager to strengthen our collaborations with these groups. Candidates’ research should leverage design research, action research, and/or the maker movement, integrating the study of how people behave and interact with the creation of new designs and research through design. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HCD.

To apply visit https://psu.jobs/job/66042, please upload only basic personal information. In addition, interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7711: (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 October 1, 2016, 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 Pennsylvania and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.

Open rank, tenure–track, faculty
positions in Security and Privacy

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/29/2016
Job Number:
66121
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions in Security and Privacy. We seek exceptional candidates with a high quality research and publication record to strengthen and complement our existing research strengths.  We welcome applications from scholars at all ranks and with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including computer and information sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and engineering.  We are seeking applicants from all areas of security and privacy, including emerging systems and applications (e.g., secure Internet of Things, secure mobile health), human factors, and the security and privacy aspects of Data Science (e.g., adversarial machine learning).  Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training. The College of IST has a strong, externally funded research program in Security and Privacy. Current research strengths include systems and software security, privacy, human factors (e.g., usability), game and control-theoretic analysis, and several cross-cutting areas. Our College has other world-class research groups in Human Centered Design and in Data Science, and we are eager to strengthen our collaborations with these groups.  Additional opportunities for research collaboration are offered by the Institute for Cyberscience, the Social Sciences Research Institute, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences which serve as focal points for transformative research in areas of critical national priority. The College has a strong graduate program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and a highly successful undergraduate program. To apply visit https://psu.jobs/job/66121, please upload only basic personal information. In addition, interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7725: (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 October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  Inquiries about the positions may be directed to Dr. Peng Liu, Faculty Search Committee Chair, College of IST, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA  16802 or via email 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 and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.

Lecturer Positions in Software Development
and Programming, Discrete Math, Cyber Security,
or Enterprise Information Technology

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/26/2016
Job Number:
66069
Classification:
Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology

The College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple lecturer positions. Selected candidates will have backgrounds and ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Software Development and Programming, Discrete Math, Cyber Security, or Enterprise Information Technology. These are one-year, fixed-term appointments with an excellent possibility of renewal. Lecturers will anticipate the possibility of teaching both in our resident undergraduate program at the University Park campus and in our online programs.  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.  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/66069, please upload only basic personal information, but not other information listed below. In addition, interested applicants should submit the following material to  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7721 with their cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job, a resume or curriculum vitae, a 1-page teaching statement, and 3 reference letters. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, with the possibility of positions beginning as early as January 2017. 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 and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.