College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

Position ID:The Pennsylvania State University-College of Information Sciences and Technology-RESDEAN [#9030, 69991]
Position Title: Associate Dean of Research/Professor
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Data Science
Information Security and Privacy
Security and Privacy
Data Analytics (more...)
Appl Deadline:2017/10/31 finished (posted 2017/03/24, finished 2017/07/26, listed until 2017/10/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for Associate Dean of Research at the rank of Professor. We seek candidates with a strong track record of fundamental and applied research in IST’s areas of research and a background in research management. Responsibilities include management of IST’s research portfolio, interactions with research community within the university and outside, innovation management, and promotion and guidance of IST research directions. We welcome applications from exceptional candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, and Informatics), and interdisciplinary interests (e.g., Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Brain Sciences, Social Sciences). Successful candidates will be expected to have a strong externally funded research program and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training. IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, and Socio-Technical Systems, a strong Ph.D. program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and several highly successful undergraduate programs (including one in Data Sciences, offered in cooperation with Statistics and Computer Science and Engineering). IST faculty and students enjoy extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines as well as a number of university-wide cross-cutting centers and institutes (e.g., The Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, the Institute for Cyberscience, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Social Science Research Institute, the Materials Research Institute, and the Institute for Energy and the Environment.). The NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the NSF-funded North East Big Data Innovation Hub (wherein Penn State is one of the 5 lead institutions) and Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Programs in Bioinformatics and Genomics and in Biomedical Data Sciences (both funded by NIH), and in Social Data Analytics (funded by NSF) offer additional opportunities for collaborative research and graduate education.

TO APPLY, please upload a cover letter detailing relevant qualifications for this job and a resume or curriculum vitae to both and to References will be requested at an appropriate point in the process. Review of applications will start asap and continue until the position is filled.Inquiries about the position may be directed to

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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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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Further Info:
332 IST Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

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