Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

companyPennsylvania State University
locationState College, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/16/2024
ExpiresExpires: 7/15/2024
Full Time
3 - 5 Years

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
Penn State Brandywine invites applications for a faculty position as Lecturer (Master's) or Assistant Teaching Professor (Ph.D.) in Information Sciences and Technology to begin August 2024 or January 2025. This is a 36-week limited-term (single year) academic appointment, funded for one year from the date of hire with a strong possibility of appointment renewal for subsequent periods.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person with a commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. The instructor will contribute to the success of all students, with a focus on students from historically and currently underrepresented groups in higher education and STEM fields. The successful candidate will teach 12 contact hours per semester with a primary focus on cybersecurity courses, and potential secondary assignments in information technology and programming courses. The courses will support Penn State Brandywine's degree programs, especially those in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations and Information Technology. Teaching assignments may require day, evening and/or Saturday classes using traditional, hybrid, and/or on-line delivery methods. Evidence of prior successful college-level and online teaching experience is valued for this position, as is enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment.
Responsibilities include:
• Teach 12 contact hours per week
• Participate in course, curriculum, and program development
• Advise students, supervise student projects, and provide career guidance
• Participate in campus, university, and community service activities
• Engage in scholarly, professional development activities to stay current in the discipline, including effective pedagogical methods
Requirements: Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Information Security, or a closely related field.
Preferred Requirements: Demonstrated experience teaching in the areas of data privacy and protection, information security management, cyber-defense, security analytics, incident handling and response, or cyber-crime and relevant legal considerations in a cybersecurity and risk management context is preferred. Experience in other areas of Information Technology, including knowledge of common programming languages (Java, Python, scripting languages), secure programming, and use and administration of various operating systems is valued. Evidence of potential in research and publication, interest in active and collaborative learning, and the instructional use of technology are beneficial.
Application: For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and diversity statement that details how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note their plans for such work. Submit application as a single PDF document. Other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of three references. Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found. Apply online at: https://hr.psu.edu/careers
Campus Information: As Pennsylvania's sole land-grant institution and largest public university, Penn State is ranked as a top US public university and global institution for academic standing, specialty programs, and research that impacts the world. With an $8.5 billion total operating budget, $1 billion in annual research expenditures, and nearly 35,000 faculty and staff, Penn State enrolls 90,000 students in one University across 24 campuses and an online World Campus. Penn State Brandywine is a beautiful campus, located on 112 acres in Media, PA, 20 miles west of Philadelphia's center city. Penn State Brandywine's principal strengths are its highly diverse student population; exceptional teaching, research, and outreach; undergraduate education among the arts, sciences, and professional fields; student engagement, leadership, and success; established and emerging partnerships with business and industry, community and civic partners, and k-12 and higher education; and entrepreneurial ecosystem and economic growth.
For more information about the campus, visit http://brandywine.psu.edu/. For more information about Penn State University, visit: http://www.psu.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Brandywine. E-mail: jpn12@psu.edu. Telephone: 610 892-1411.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Required degree level

  • Master

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 Years