Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2208710
  • Location: Center Valley, PA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Cyber Analytics and Operations

Penn State Lehigh Valley invites applications for a Lecturer/Assistant Teaching Professor of Cyber Analytics and Operations (36 weeks) to start Fall 2021, or as negotiated. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Responsibilities: Teach four courses (approximately 12 credits) each semester for our Bachelor's degree programs in Cyber Analytics and Security and Information Sciences. As security and privacy are inherently interdisciplinary, we are interested in human, social, behavioral, political, and economic aspects, in addition to technical and engineering aspects, of security and privacy.

Candidates must be able to teach courses in, but not limited to:
  • Blockchain security, cryptocurrencies, applied crypto; cybercrime, cyber law, dark web
  • Privacy by design, privacy preserving technologies, formal/statistical privacy, differential privacy
  • Human factors of security and privacy; politics/economics of security and privacy, social/policy perspectives on security and privacy
  • PS/IoT security, hardware security
  • Security of autonomous systems
  • AI in security and security in AI

Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening and/or Saturday classes as needed. Additional responsibilities include:
  • Advise students and provide career guidance
  • Participate in campus, university, and community service activities
  • Participation in professional organizations and in course development

Qualifications: Rank at the Lecturer level (for M.S. or M.B.A. candidates); will consider hiring at the Assistant Teaching Professor level commensurate with a doctorate and experience. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Significant industry and prior college-level teaching experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial environment with faculty and administration is required. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references. Application review begins immediately and continues until a suitable candidate is found. All application materials must be submitted online through our career site. Hard copies and email applications will not be accepted.

Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Within the Penn State system, Penn State Lehigh Valley is a student-centered commuter campus of approximately 1,000 students. The campus is centrally located in the Lehigh Valley and within easy commuting distance of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. Students and faculty at Penn State Lehigh Valley 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. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State`s historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace.

For more information about the campus, visit Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Mark Gruskin, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Lehigh Valley, email:

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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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