The College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University is seeking applications for a post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project investigating online safety issues for the adolescents, including 1) conceptualizing information privacy for the adolescent cohort; 2) assessing effectiveness of parental mediation strategies; and 3) designing interventions to enhance online safety awareness and family practices.

This is a full time, 12-month, non-tenure  position, renewable dependent upon performance. The project is co-led by Professors Heng Xu,  Mary Beth Rosson, and Jack Carroll.

The post doc would work with PIs and grad students to develop and carry out empirical studies, including a national survey study, and to develop, and deploy and assess online training materials. 

Desirable qualifications:

-Ph.D. (or soon-to-be Ph.D.) in information privacy and security, developmental psychology, human-computer interaction, or family and youth resiliency and policy (etc) 
-Expertise in survey methods 
-Expertise in instructional design 
-Experience and enthusiasm for communicating research results at scientific conferences and in academic journals. Experience and/or desire to work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative team context.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the qualifications, CV, and names and contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Jack Carroll ([log in to unmask]), Dr. Mary Beth Rosson ([log in to unmask]), and Dr. Heng Xu ([log in to unmask]). 

Start Date is immediate. We would prefer a commitment of  2 years, negotiable.


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