Pennsylvania State University — Open-Rank Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty in Security and Privacy


Open-Rank Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty in Security and Privacy

The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology invites applications from scholars in security and privacy for multiple, open-rank, tenured/tenure-track faculty positions beginning in Fall 2021. We seek outstanding candidates with a strong track record of research to strengthen and diversify our current research programs. As security and privacy are inherently interdisciplinary, we are interested in human, social, behavioral, political, and economic aspects, in addition to technical and engineering aspects, of security and privacy. Our focus this year includes, but not limited to: blockchain security, cryptocurrencies, applied crypto; cybercrime, cyber law, dark web; privacy by design, privacy preserving technologies, formal/statistical privacy, differential privacy; human factors of security and privacy; politics/economics of security and privacy, social/policy perspectives on security and privacy; CPS/IoT security, hardware security; security of autonomous systems; AI in security and security in AI.

Competitive applicants for the position at the rank of Assistant Professor will possess a PhD or another terminal degree in a field related to cybersecurity and privacy (e.g., informatics, information science, international affairs, psychology, economics, statistics, business, political science, computer science, electrical engineering) 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.

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 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.

University Park is the largest of Penn State's 24 campuses, with approximately 46,000 undergraduates and more than 150 graduate programs. 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 child care centers and well-regarded local school systems.

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.

Applicants must include with their application the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position and listing up to three of the applicants' most important publications; (2) a curriculum vitae including publications list; (3) a research statement outlining future research plans, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) 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.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu.

Review of applications and nominations will begin as early as October 26, 2020 and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Open-Rank-Tenured-and-Tenure-Track-Faculty-in-Security-and-Privacy_REQ_0000007389-1

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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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