Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 23, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State Beaver invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (or a rank commensurate with qualifications.), tenure track, 36 weeks, to begin August 2021, or as negotiated.

Penn State Beaver is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Responsibilities: Teach courses each semester using traditional, hybrid, video conferencing, and online delivery methods. Teaching assignments may include lower and upper level courses in:
  • Software engineering (design & architecture, distributed computing, SDLC, UML etc.)
  • Software development (programming concepts and coding in languages like Java, Python, R etc.)
  • Web and mobile application design and development
  • Database concepts, modelling, design and technologies such RDBMS, MYSQL, NoSQL etc.
  • Enterprise applications and integrations (ERP, SCM, CRM etc.)
  • Information and cyber security concepts, technologies and tools
  • Usability engineering and human-centered design
  • Emerging technologies (like artificial intelligence, data science, blockchain etc.)
  • Discreet mathematics

Publish in high quality refereed journals and present at national/international conferences. Participate in professional development and in course, curriculum, and program development including leading assessment. Advise students and participate in campus, university, and community service activities. Engage in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technologies, or related field. Background and expertise in software design and development strongly preferred.

Evidence of potential in research and publication; a commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment; and an interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching are all expected.

Prior college-level and online teaching experience required. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important. Ability to support diverse student body and campus community, including appreciation and respect of differences in race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age and life experience, nationality and language, and in physical capabilities. We actively look for faculty with a commitment to supporting diversity in their various roles.

Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

For more information about the Beaver campus, visit Penn State Beaver is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 550 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 9 baccalaureate degrees.

Students and faculty at Penn State Beaver have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Carey McDougall, Director of Academic Affairs,

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit as one PDF document a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, recent student teaching evaluations, the contact information for 3 or more references (letters are not required); and a diversity statement that details how your teaching, service and/or professional development has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work).

Closing Date: Application review begins immediately And continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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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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