Tenured/Tenure-Line Faculty in Cybersecurity and Privacy

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tenured/Tenure-Line Faculty in Cybersecurity and Privacy

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University, as part of a major multi-year faculty hiring initiative in cybersecurity and privacy, invites applications for multiple, open-rank, tenured/tenure-line faculty positions beginning in Fall 2022. We seek outstanding candidates with a strong track record of research to strengthen and complement our current research programs. We are interested broadly in all areas of cybersecurity and privacy, including, but not limited to:
  • Privacy: privacy by design, privacy-enhancing technologies, data privacy, etc.
  • Human Factors of cybersecurity and privacy, economics of cybersecurity
  • Security of Artificial Intelligence

Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses.

  • Successful candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor position must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in computer science, information science or a closely related field prior to beginning employment at Penn State and should demonstrate strong research potential and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education
  • Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor position must have the same qualifications as the Assistant Professor and a strong track record of research, publications, and funding
  • Candidates for the Full Professor position must have the same requirements of the Associate Professor and a track record of research, publications, and funding that distinguishes them, nationally or internationally, as leaders in Cybersecurity and Privacy.
  • All candidates must pass a background check before beginning employment.

The College of IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment with a strong, externally funded research program in cybersecurity and privacy. Additional opportunities for research collaboration are offered by other colleges at Penn State and by the Institute for Data and Computational Sciences, the Social Sciences Research Institute, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. The College has a strong Ph.D. program with over 130 Ph.D. students, and a rapidly growing Bachelor of Science major in Cybersecurity as well as a Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

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.

Application Materials:

Applicants should include the following materials with their application: (1) cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) 2-3 page research statement, (4) 1-2 page teaching statement, (5) contact information for 3-5 references, and (6) a 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.

  • 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.

Applications will be reviewed starting from December 15, 2021 and will continue until filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

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.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Tenured-Tenure-Track-Faculty-in-Cybersecurity-and-Privacy_REQ_0000020419

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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