INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (Tenure-Track)
Job Number: 38238
The Pennsylvania State University, the Altoona College invites applications for Fall 2013 for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). We offer a baccalaureate degree in Security and Risk Analysis with an emphasis on Information and Cyber Security (ICS). We seek candidates with industry experience in Information Technology (IT) in general, but preferably in Information Systems Security or Risk Management, certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), strong communication skills, and evidence of significant research and knowledge in Computer Science in general, but Information Systems Security or Risk Management in particular. A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related fields is required. The successful candidate will teach courses in information security, decision theory, security risk analysis, assessment, and management as well as traditional computer science courses such as programming, databases, etc.
Located in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, Penn State Altoona is a largely residential campus of 4000 students offering 22 baccalaureate degree programs and the first two years of more than 170 Penn State baccalaureate degrees. Degree offerings at Penn State Altoona will continue to expand. Only 40 miles from the University Park campus, Altoona College offers the advantages of small college teaching with the readily available resources of a major research university.
Applicants should present a record of effectiveness in teaching, research and service, and/or promise of potential effectiveness in those areas. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, research, student recruitment and retention, and curricular development and assessment. Penn State Altoona offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.
Applicants should send a letter of application establishing their qualifications; a current vita; a description of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; a statement of research interests; sample works (a representative journal publication if available); transcripts (official transcripts required at the time of an interview); and three letters of reference. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and accompanying materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org  in Word or PDF formats. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Non-electronic inquiries, applications, and additional materials should be sent to:
Chair, Search Committee for the Information Sciences and Technology Position
Penn State Altoona
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601-3760
For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at http://www.altoona.psu.edu/ 
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.