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 immediately, with positions starting as early as Fall 2022. 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 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) 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.

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 at Penn State is seeking an Instructional Designer to join their Office of Learning Design (LD), which is part of the larger Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) team.

Our College’s mission is to foster an inclusive and diverse community engaged in innovative interdisciplinary education, research, and service to prepare leading professionals and scholars who leverage technology and critical thinking skills to solve the complex challenges of an information society. It is an ideal destination for those that want to be part of a community that values innovation, collaboration, and diversity. In the pursuit of excellence, we strive to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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 diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in their cover letter and resume.

The Office of Learning Design supports courses delivered in-residence, online, and in other formats. Our designers collaborate with and aid faculty with the development, revision, and delivery of their courses. We offer faculty development in a variety of formats and venues. Our team contributes to the larger community at Penn State and beyond through developing strategic partnerships and leading critical projects and committees.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide the highest quality consultation to faculty and other subject matter experts on the design and development of our growing offerings of resident, blended, and distance learning courses
  • Continually build upon their foundational knowledge of learning science and instructional design to advance the College’s teaching and learning efforts
  • Support active and collaborative learning in undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Partner with a team of faculty and specialists (multimedia and production specialists, copy editors, etc.) to bring innovative learning solutions to life
  • Advocate for the students’ perspective, including our adult learner population, as it applies to their learning
  • Approach problem-solving with an open, positive, and creative mindset

Have a proven history of:

  • Successful collaborations with faculty in a higher education setting
  • Managing multiple concurrent and complex projects
  • Participation in the creation of innovative, technology-assisted learning artifacts
  • Assessing and implementing educational technology to solve pedagogical challenges
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills

Experience with current learning management systems (e.g. Canvas) and of Accessibility and quality standards (e.g. Quality Matters) are desirable. Experience with faculty development and teaching is a plus.

Education and Experience: This job will be filled as a regular staff appointment at a level 2 or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.

  • Level 2: This position typically requires a Master's degree or higher and 2+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Level 3: Typically requires a Master's degree or higher and 4+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please include a cover letter and website(s). The website should provide examples of previous work or projects highlighting innovative uses of technology and any project management experience.