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Methodology Faculty Position on Big Data - Human Development & Family Studies (Open Rank)
Department of Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA
Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS; www.hhdev.psu.edu/HDFS) in the College of Health and Human Development invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty member whose research focuses on intensive statistical modeling techniques applied to large data sets, particularly dynamic data analysis approaches involving intensive repeated observations across multiple systems (e.g., behavior, physiology) and multiple time scales of observation. This search is part of a Penn State Cyberscience Initiative (www.ics.psu.edu) in computation and data-enabled science and engineering. As part of this initiative, we are seeking outstanding faculty who can work across disciplines and in a team to advance methodologies including algorithms, data and software to exploit 'Big Data' and 'Big Simulations' for scientific studies. For more information and examples of relevant focus areas, see the job posting at: (www.hhdev.psu.edu/hr/careers/41760)

Applicants should demonstrate a clear program of research, strong publication record, and the potential to obtain external funding. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as directing theses/dissertations. An earned doctorate in the behavioral or social sciences and the promise of outstanding scholarly accomplishments are required.

Qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, at least three letters of recommendation, and selected (p)reprints to: drb7@psu.edu. Please indicate 'Big Data Search' in subject line of email correspondence. If unable to submit electronically, mail materials to Dr. Peter Molenaar, Big Data Search Committee, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 315 Health and Human Development East, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. Molenaar at pxm21@psu.edu.

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

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Ad has been online since January 30, 2014
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