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Chair, Computer Science Department, NJIT

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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)


The Computer Science Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology ( invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate should demonstrate academic leadership skills necessary to create the conditions for faculty and student development and encourage interdisciplinary research across the university as well as with other national and international partners. He/she is expected to play an active role in capitalizing on the departments' strengths to elevate the department's visibility and recognition. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline with a demonstrated track record of scholarly accomplishments commensurate with the appointment at the rank of Full Professor, including a sustained record of publication in top venues, attracting funding, and mentoring students. The ideal candidate must demonstrate administrative leadership as well as the ability to recruit, mentor and retain diverse research-intensive faculty, maintain a collegial and ethical environment, and work with faculty and students of diverse backgrounds.

NJIT's Computer Science Department has 33 tenure-track faculty, 13 lecturers, and 1,408 students (including 59 PhD and 550 MS students) across nine programs of study. The Computer Science Department participates alongside NJIT's Informatics Department in producing the largest pool of computing talent in the tri-state (CT, NJ, NY) area. With $5M in annual research expenditures and several state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories, the department conducts research in a wide range of areas and plays a key role in the NJIT Center for Big Data and The NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many corporations through student Capstone projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects.

The Computer Science Department resides within the Ying Wu College of Computing, which is undergoing significant growth as a priority area for NJIT under a new Dean. This growth is an integral part of NJIT's five-year strategic plan, called Vision 2020, which calls for consolidating NJIT as a world-class institution of higher education and research. Applied research, collaboration with industry, innovation and entrepreneurship are encouraged and supported. Performance and tenure expectations are aligned with those of the broader computing community, with an emphasis on grant funding and publishing in top conferences and journals.

The Ying Wu College of Computing comprises 23% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 2,700 students in computing disciplines, and graduating more than 750 computing professionals every year. As such, it is the largest generator of computing talent in the tri-state area.

NJIT is located in Newark's University Heights, a vibrant sprawling downtown campus close to Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey Innovation Institute, Essex Community College, New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. NJIT is just a 30 minute train ride from New York City and its burgeoning Silicon Alley tech sector, enabling close interaction with that vibrant professional community.

APPLYING: Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled.

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The applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references. Supplemental materials and inquiries may be emailed to

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.


Status: Professor
Location: Newark, UNITED STATES
Advert Published: 10 Jan 2018
Expiry date: 9 Feb 2018
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