Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design (HCD)

Penn State University

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


The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) (http://ist.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design (HCD) to begin August 2019. We seek exceptional candidates with high quality research and publications to strengthen and complement our current research programs 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; human-computer interaction (HCI) and design, ubiquitous computing and mobile systems; tangible and embodied interaction; computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW); computer-mediated communication (CMC); human-robot interaction (HRI); information visualization; 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, the Hershey Medical Center, and programs throughout Penn State’s other colleges and campuses. We seek to strengthen our collaborations with these groups. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HCD and contribute to the College’s service and outreach objectives. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in information science or a closely related field by the time of appointment and must pass a background check. To apply: complete the online application (only basic personal information is required, but not other information listed below). In addition, applicants must submit the following material to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12172: 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 November 1, 2018, 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 our lives better. University Park is located in State College, Pennsylvania, which is ranked the 3rd safest metropolitan area in the United States by CQ Press, and the 8th best college town in the nation by Best College Reviews.

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