[PET] Security and Privacy Tenure-Track Position at Penn State

Jens Grossklags jensg at ist.psu.edu
Tue Dec 22 00:18:29 GMT 2015

Dear Colleagues,

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of security and privacy. The focus of the search is on socio-technical, behavioral, and societal perspectives which includes many researcher profiles who are active in the PET field. We welcome applications from a variety of backgrounds including Social Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Management of Information Systems, Communication, Design and Organizational Sciences.

Please see the details below.


We seek outstanding candidates in the area of Security and Privacy at the rank of Assistant Professor. Individuals with a high quality research and publication record, which enhance and complement our existing research strengths, are encouraged to apply. Individuals studying security and privacy issues from the socio-technical, behavioral (including cognition and human centered design), and societal perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome applications with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including but not limited to Social Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Management of Information Systems, Communication, Design and Organizational Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training in Security and Privacy.

IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, Data Sciences, Informatics, Human Centered Design, 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. 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). Additional collaborative opportunities are afforded by the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, several NSF- and NIH-funded Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Programs.

The Pennsylvania State 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 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. University Park is the largest of Penn State's 24 campuses, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 42,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. University Park is located in Central Pennsylvania, adjacent to the municipality of State College. The community offers a vibrant culture, highly rated schools, and an excellent quality of life.

Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Enquiries about the position may be directed to recruit at ist.psu.edu<mailto:recruit at ist.psu.edu>.

Apply to job 60541 at  https://psu.jobs/job/60541

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/ , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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