JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
The Pennsylvania State University is seeking an outstanding Assistant Research Professor to join the Intelligent Information Systems Laboratory at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The position is available as soon as December 1, 2021, and is a non-tenure line, limited term faculty position.
The Assistant Research Professor will be involved in pursuing research and mentoring students in biomedical and health informatics. Initially, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to a project focusing on personal health libraries for consumers and patients, and recommendation systems. The project involves research on digital libraries, natural language processing, information retrieval, knowledge extraction and knowledge graphs, indexing and mining from text and images, mediated information integration, database systems and ontology-based inter operation, social network analysis, and knowledge management in the area of health informatics.
Required skills for all positions include a strong record of technical excellence and achievement as demonstrated through publications, presentations at national and international meetings, and research in relevant disciplines such as medical informatics, digital libraries, data and text mining, information retrieval, information extraction, information integration, database systems, web information systems, machine learning, natural language processing, etc.
The applicant must possess a strong prior experience in software development and the ability to design and perform experiments to validate research hypotheses. The applicant must have demonstrated strong written communication skills. The candidate must be self-directed and have the ability and willingness to mentor Ph.D. students working in the project. Prior experience in working in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented technical atmosphere is desirable.
Applicants must have received a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Informatics, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related area prior to the start of the appointment, and must have a strong commitment to teaching. A successful candidate will be expected to teach one or two courses per year at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels and will be provided generous research support.
- All applications should include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, a brief (3-page total) statements of research and teaching interests and a statement regarding engagement in or commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity.
- Applicants should submit the names and contact information of at least three references.
- Applications will be considered starting immediately and will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled.
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.
The Pennsylvania State University is a premier Research I university in the northeastern United States situated in a university town, State College, that is within three to four hours by car from New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, etc. Situated in a valley surrounded by mountains, State College has an affordable cost of living and small university town charm.