College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

Position ID:The Pennsylvania State University-College of Information Sciences and Technology-SECPRIV [#9699, 74421]
Position Title: Faculty Positions Privacy and Security
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science
Information Security and Privacy
Security and Privacy
Appl Deadline:2018/02/15 finished (posted 2017/09/11, finished 2018/05/17, listed until 2018/02/15)
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 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 transformative research in areas of critical national priority. The College has a strong graduate program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and a highly successful undergraduate program

TO APPLY, visit please upload only basic personal information. IN ADDITION, interested applicants must submit the following material to (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement discussing commitment and vision to interdisciplinary research, (4) a one-page teaching statement, (5) 3-5 professional reference letters. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 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, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 or via email 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.

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

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