College of Information Sciences and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

Position ID:The Pennsylvania State University-College of Information Sciences and Technology-HCD [#9583, 74419]
Position Title: Faculty Positions Human Centered Design
Position Location:University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science
Human Centered Design
Human Computer Interaction / Human Computer Interaction
Appl Deadline:2018/02/15 finished (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 a tenure-track faculty position at any level in Human-Centered Design (HCD) to begin August 2018. This represents the second year of a multiyear/multi-position expansion of our College. We are especially interested in areas related to any or all of the following topics: the design of data, algorithms, and interactions that are useful and transparent to people; ubiquitous information infrastructures, technologies, and services; and technology-mediated complexity and nuance. Penn State has many other programs related to human-centered design and to computing and information technology, including the Social Science Research Institute, the Institute for CyberScience, and the Hershey Medical Center, and we seek to strengthen our collaborations with these groups. Candidates’ research should leverage design research, action research, and/or the maker movement, integrating the study of how people behave and interact with the creation of new designs and research through design. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HCD.

TO APPLY,go to (only basic personal information is required, but not other information listed below). IN ADDITION, interested applicants must submit the following material to : (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement, (4) a one-page teaching statement, (5) contact information of 3-5 professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires 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 human lives better.

University Park is located in State College, Pennsylvania, USA, ranked the 4rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press (2015), and the 8th best college towns in the nation by Best College Reviews (2017). 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 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.

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

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