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Open Rank, Tenure-Track, Faculty Position in Security and Privacy

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The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at any level, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in security and privacy.  We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publications to strengthen and complement our current research programs. Security and privacy are inherently interdisciplinary; we welcome applications from scholars at all ranks and from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. We are looking for applicants with expertise spanning (a) the Computer & Information Science & Engineering aspects of security and privacy, and (b) the Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences aspects of security and privacy.  Successful candidates will develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training through teaching. These positions will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in residence and online, researching, and contributing to IST’s service and outreach objectives.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in information science or a closely related field by the time of appointment and must pass a background check. The successful candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have demonstrated ability as a researcher and shown evidence of continuous scholarship. The successful candidates for the Associate Professor rank must provide evidence of an established reputation in scholarly or professional achievement. The successful candidates for the Professor rank must provide evidence of a substantial record of advanced research and leadership in their fields of specialization.

The College of IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment with a strong, externally funded research program in security and privacy. Our College has world-class research groups in human-centered design and data sciences, and we are eager to strengthen collaborations with these groups.  Additional opportunities for research collaboration are offered by the Institute for Cyberscience, the Social Sciences Research Institute, the Bellisario College of Communications, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.  The College has a strong Ph.D. program with over 100 Ph.D. students, and a rapidly growing Bachelor of Science major in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations.

TO APPLY: Visit and upload your basic personal information. IN ADDITION, applicants must submit the following material to (1) cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement, (4) one-page teaching statement, and (5) 3-5 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately. To receive full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by January 15, 2019.  Enquiries about the position may be directed to

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 State College, Pennsylvania, which is ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.