[Air-L] Job Ad for Penn State in Security

Andrea H. Tapia atapia at ist.psu.edu
Tue Oct 9 06:42:38 PDT 2007

Security and Risk Analysis Position Description

The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST)
invites applications for a tenure-track position at all ranks in all
areas of Security and Risk Analysis (SRA). Highly qualified candidates
at assistant professor rank will be considered for a PNC Career
Development Professorship. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply
who conduct interdisciplinary research with a broad and integrated view
of SRA. 

The SRA recruiting emphasis is risk analysis using a variety of
qualitative and quantitative methods, with special emphasis on
systems-based approaches. A principal requirement is demonstrated
excellence in research and potential for excellence in instruction.
Successful applicants will be expected to establish a quality research
program and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in SRA and
IST.  Teaching areas include security and risk modeling, analysis, and
management; integration of cyber-security and privacy rights; and the
SRA aspects of IT auditing and governance. 
Penn State is a major research university and is ranked second in the
nation in industry-sponsored research among universities. IST is ranked
fifth in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Faculty Scholarly
Productivity Index. Our active research grants are now approximately
$8.0 million and growing each year.  We have a world-class funded
security research group, a successful NSA-sponsored Center for Academic
Excellence in Information Assurance Education, and a new
interdisciplinary International Center for the Study of Terrorism.
Security and Risk Analysis is a new and growing undergraduate major with
three options: (1) information & cyber security, (2) intelligence
analysis & modeling, and (3) social issues & risk. Overall, our
baccalaureate programs have nearly 1000 students and our PhD program has
almost 100 students.  IST is positioned to be a world leader in Security
and Risk Analysis scholarship.  To learn more about SRA and IST, please
see http://ist.psu.edu/sra. 

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online at
http://recruit.ist.psu.edu/.   A complete application will consist of a
cover letter which clearly indicates your area(s) of emphasis (see
above), a resume, a statement of research and teaching interests
(including interdisciplinary philosophy), and the names and contact
information of three references. Although applications will be
considered until the position is filled, preference will be given to
applications received by December 29, 2007.  Alternatively, completed
application packages may be mailed to IST Faculty Recruiting, 325B IST
Building, University Park, PA  16802.  Any questions may be directed to
recruit at ist.psu.edu.	

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the
diversity of its workforce.

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