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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Frymoyer Endowed Chair in Information Sciences, University Park PA (U.S.A.)

Frymoyer Endowed Chair Professor Position, Pennsylvania State University, 
University Park, PA, USA

The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and 
Technology (IST) is seeking candidates for the position of Frymoyer Chair. The 
Frymoyer Chair is a tenured, full professor in the College of Information 
Sciences and Technology. An anticipated start date is 2013.

The endowed chair was established in 1999 through a gift of jumi.5 million from 
the Edward M. Frymoyer Foundation. The holder of the Frymoyer Chair is expected 
to have a significant impact not only in the College, but also across multiple 
disciplines at the University and in the public and private sectors. Funds from 
the endowment will support the chair holder's contributions to instruction, 
research, and public service with the overall intent to foster the use, 
benefits, and effectiveness of the information sciences around the globe.

The Pennsylvania State University is the land-grant University of the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is comprised of the University Park campus, 
where the College is located, and 23 other campuses throughout the state.

The College was founded in 1998 to develop information science and technology 
leaders for the digital, global society, and enrolled its first class of 
students in the 1999-2000 academic year. The College at University Park, which 
includes 50 full-time faculty, currently serves approximately 1100 
undergraduate students, 110 resident graduate students, primarily in the Ph.D. 
program, and 100 non-resident graduate students in a professional master's 
degree program. In addition, the IST undergraduate curriculum is offered at 19 
other Penn State campuses. In January 2004, the College moved into a new 
190,000 square foot building on the University Park campus. The building houses 
both the College of IST and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. 
To learn more about our structure, vision, mission, goals, faculty and 
students, please see

We seek a candidate who will provide research leadership as our College moves 
forward in its second decade of existence. We have faculty strengths in: (1) 
computational informatics and artificial intelligence; (2) human computer 
interaction and cognitive studies; (3) information systems 
development/enterprise architecture; (4) security and informatics; and (5) 
social policy, economics and informatics. As an interdisciplinary faculty we 
collaborate on problems of national significance. We are particularly 
interested in candidates with demonstrated research leadership in cutting edge 
problem areas such as infrastructure and internet security and privacy, 
innovation in web search, health informatics, network science, social media, 
and educational technology. The successful candidate will have a well defined 
and sustained record of funded research and accomplishments. However, we will 
not limit our search to specific research areas or problems.

Applications from those who seek to be a part of a vibrant, civil and diverse 
academic community and who do research and teaching in any of the information 
and technology sciences are welcome. Qualified candidates are invited to send a 
cover letter with their research vision, their curriculum vita, as well as 
names and email addresses of four persons who will write letters of 
recommendation to 
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Penn State 
is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its