[Air-L] Multiple positions College of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State--Security and Privacy

Andrea H. Tapia atapia at ist.psu.edu
Thu Sep 14 07:53:58 PDT 2017

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for multiple tenured and tenure-track faculty positions in Security and Privacy. We seek exceptional interdisciplinary candidates with a high quality research and publication record to strengthen and complement our existing research strengths. We welcome applications from scholars at all ranks and with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including social and behavioral sciences, communications, statistics, human-computer interaction, business, law, machine learning, and information sciences. We are seeking applicants from all areas of security and privacy, including the behavioral, organizational, cultural, societal, ethical, legal, or socio-technical dimensions of security and privacy research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, research identifying cybersecurity and privacy risks and studying potential solutions at the individual, group, organizational, market, and societal levels; examining intended and unintended consequences of security/privacy practices and policies; predicting effective responses by individuals or organizations to cyber-attacks and threats; evaluating the usability and utility of security/privacy enhancing technologies; applying data analytics and machine learning techniques for assessing, predicting, and enhancing security/privacy aspects of systems and human behavior. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally competitive, externally funded research program, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training. The College of IST has a strong, externally funded interdisciplinary research program in Security and Privacy. Current research strengths include information security, privacy, human factors, crisis informatics, game and control-theoretic analysis, and several cross-cutting areas. Our College has other world-class research groups in Human Centered Design and in Data Science, and we are eager to strengthen our collaborations with these groups. Additional opportunities for research collaboration are offered by the Institute for Cyberscience, the Social Sciences Research Institute, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences which serve as focal points for trans-formative research in areas of critical national priority. The College has a strong graduate program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and highly successful undergraduate programs. In addition to completing the online job application, interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9699 : a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, 3-5 page research statement discussing commitment and vision to interdisciplinary research, a one-page teaching statement, contact information of 3-5 professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. Inquiries about the positions may be directed to Dr. Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Faculty Search Committee Chair, College of IST or via email to facultyrecruiting at ist.psu.edu<mailto:facultyrecruiting at 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 Pennsylvania and is located in State College PA, ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews.

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