Intercom Online......September 16, 1999

IST Solutions Institute director sought

The School of Information Sciences and Technology is searching for a director for its newly formed IST Solutions Institute. The institute will offer courses, certificates, business solutions, training and executive briefings as part of the School of IST and provide administrative assistance for the Governor's School on Information Technology and the e-Business Research Center.

Primary responsibilities for the new director will be to establish and maintain curricula and other partnerships with other Commonwealth higher education institutions; coordinate efforts in developing Web-based IST courses/modules; develop mechanisms for providing access to intellectual capital associated with the information sciences at Penn State; coordinate potential incubation and entrepreneurial efforts of the school and guide related technology transfer; and serve as coordinator with partners involved in course development and delivery.

The director reports to the dean of the School of Information Sciences and Technology; hires, supervises and evaluates assigned staff; and directs and manages budget activities associated with the institute.

A master's degree or equivalent is required, a Ph.D. is preferred, plus five to seven years of work-related experience managing a similar organization. Teaching/curriculum development experience in higher education is preferred. For more information about the School of Information Sciences and Technology, visit the Web at

This position is a 12-month academic/administrative appointment. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, send a cover letter, vita and names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to: School of Information Sciences and Technology, 504 Rider Building, 120 S. Burrowes St., University Park, Pa. 16801. Attn: Joseph M. Lambert.

Review of applications will begin Sept. 17 and continue until a candidate is found. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

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