Assistant or Associate Professor of Data Sciences

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Information Sciences and Technology


The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor as part of a University-wide faculty hiring initiative with the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) in the Data Sciences. This year’s search focuses on Data Science for Precision Health (broadly conceived). We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in scalable data analytics, predictive and causal modeling, information integration, longitudinal data analysis, network modeling and analysis, whose research interests complement ongoing health-related research within the College. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of research contributions in both novel methods and precision health applications that complement the current research strengths within the college in Informatics, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Network Science, Information Retrieval, Data Privacy and Security, and across the university in Bioinformatics, Translational Genomics, Brain Imaging, Electronic Health Records Analytics, Biobehavioral Health, Prevention Research, and Healthy Aging. We welcome applications from candidates with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including Computer and Information Sciences, Statistics, Biomedical and Health Informatics. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and contribute to graduate and undergraduate education and training in the Data Sciences. IST offers a highly collaborative interdisciplinary research environment, strong research programs in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, Data Sciences, Informatics, Human Centered Design, Information Security and Privacy, and Socio-Technical Systems, a strong Ph.D. program (with over 100 Ph.D. students), and several highly successful undergraduate programs. IST faculty and students enjoy extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines as well as a number of university-wide cross-cutting centers and institutes, e.g., The Center for Big Data Analytics and Discovery Informatics, the Institute for Cyberscience, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Social Science Research Institute). Additional collaborative opportunities are afforded by the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, several NSF and NIH-funded Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Programs. The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. In the 2013 institutional rankings of total research expenditures in science and engineering released by the National Science Foundation, the university, placed 17th overall nationally, and was tied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for the 2nd position, with respect to the number of disciplines in which it is ranked among the top ten. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Interested applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3 - 5 page research statement, (4) a one-page teaching statement, and (5) 3 – 5 letters from professional references sent directly to Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Inquires about the position may be directed to

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088