Cyberscience Cluster Hire
Areas of Priority

Although exceptional applicants in all areas will be considered, topics of priority include the following: *Coordinated hiring advertisements will be available shortly.
Many departments listed above will participate in more than one area. We expect joint appointments in multiple departments both within and across colleges.

The Penn State
Cyberscience Cluster Hire:

The Penn State Cyberscience Cluster Hire for year 1 has been completed

Multiple Faculty Appointments in Computation– and Data–enabled Science and Engineering

Penn State is embarking on a transformative cluster hiring initiative in cyberscience – computation- and data-enabled science and engineering – to lead through cyber-enabled innovation in interdisciplinary research. This cross-college endeavor will coordinate multiple faculty appointments to develop new functional capabilities centered on data, models and simulation for deeper insights into the critical problems in science and engineering.

We seek outstanding faculty who can work across disciplines and in a team to advance algorithms, software and theory to exploit "Big Data" and “Big Simulations” for scientific discovery and engineering design in a variety of disciplines.

Cyberscience is fundamentally changing the way in which research is being performed and funded. Our goal is to appoint outstanding faculty who will rapidly move Penn State into the spotlight by bringing new cyberscience capabilities to bear around existing strengths. We seek exceptional applicants who can advance data- and computation-intensive methodology and systems with a demonstrated commitment to participating in interdisciplinary research.

We plan to make 12 tenure-track appointments at all levels from Assistant and Associate Professors through Full Professors and Endowed Chairs. We anticipate that many candidates will have joint appointments across departments and colleges. These positions feature outstanding research space, competitive start-up packages and state-of-the-art shared instrumentation for computation- and data-enabled research.

How to apply

Coordinated disciplinary hiring advertisements are linked to this website (see sidebar on right). If you see a match to your expertise in one of the advertisements, please send your application to the corresponding address. Otherwise, send your application to ics-cluster-hire@psu.edu. Your application should include a cover letter, statement of research plans, curriculum vitae and contact information of three or more references.

Please apply directly to the advertisement in an academic department linked at the right side of this page. If the advertisement is not yet listed, you will need to wait until that department's advertisement has been linked to this page.

Applications will be reviewed through a coordinated process across departments in participating colleges (the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, the College of Engineering and the Eberly College of Science) and the Institute for CyberScience. Reviews will start in October and continue until multiple positions have been filled. Questions regarding this cluster hire may be directed to ics-cluster-hire@psu.edu.


Employment will require successful completion of a background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.