Tenure Track Faculty in Human-Centered Design

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) (http://ist.psu.edu) at Yhe 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. In addition to completing the online job application, interested applicants should submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9583: a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, 3-5 page research statement, a one-page teaching statement, 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 facultyrecruiting@ist.psu.edu. 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.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088