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Frymoyer Endowed Chair Professor Position in IST at Pennsylvania State University, 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. The anticipated start date is Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. The endowed chair was established in 1999 through a gift of jumi.5 million from the Edward J. 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 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 http://ist.psu.edu. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.