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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 4593447
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Science - Library and Information Science

Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer of Information Sciences and Technology (IST)

Penn State Hazleton invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor or Lecturer of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Assistant teaching professor title designates completion of terminal degree. This is a multi-year appointment, 3 years with an option for renewal, 36 weeks, to begin August 5, 2024, or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach each semester using traditional, hybrid, and online delivery methods. Successful candidates will be able to instruct courses within the Information Sciences and Technology baccalaureate program. Courses range from introductory subjects Information, People, and Technology, Organization of Data, Information, and Organizations) to upper level (IT Project Management, The Information Environment) and courses in cybersecurity (Malware Analytics, Cybersecurity Analytics Studio, etc.). Teaching assignments may require teaching day and/or evening as needed.

Faculty are expected to engage in activities to stay current in the discipline, advise students and provide career guidance, participate in campus, university, and community service activities, and participate in course, curriculum, and program development.

We actively look for faculty with a commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment. Successful candidates will be expected to promote and advance the University's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications: Minimum of Master's degree in Information, Sciences, and Technology, Cybersecurity, or related discipline from an accredited institution.

Campus Information: Penn State Hazleton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered, residential campus of approximately 550 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 13 baccalaureate degrees, including a B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Computer Science, and 5 associate degrees.

Students and faculty at Penn State Hazleton have all the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting and have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members. For more information about the campus visit

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Amie Yenser, Assistant Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Hazleton ( or 570-450-3063).

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For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a 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) 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.

Closing Date: Application review begins September 15, 2023, and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

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.

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