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Chairperson Informatics



Reports To:

Dean, Ying Wu College of Computing

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Position Summary:

The Chairperson of the Department of Informatics will lead the expansion of the Department, recently created by combining the Information Systems Department and the Information Technology Program. The Chair will work closely with the Dean of the College in transforming the college into a prominent player in the NY/NJ tech community. Informatics has a strong research and academic emphasis on data intensive computing, human centered computing, game design, augmented reality/virtual reality, security, and network administration. The department is well-ranked nationally for information systems and game design. We offer ABET accredited baccalaureate programs in Web and Information Systems, Business and Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Information Technology. We also offer MS programs in Business and Information Systems, IT Administration and Security, and a PhD in Information Systems. The department enrolls over 760 undergraduate and 380 graduate students. The college enrolls over 2,700 students and is the largest generator of computing talent in the tri-state area. The college and department have strong connections with local industry and work closely with many corporations through student Capstone projects, internships, and joint R&D projects.

Essential Functions:

1. Provide leadership for the Department in curriculum, academic programs, student advisement and activities, and faculty intellectual and professional development. 2. Act as a liaison between the Department and the University, and encourage collaboration with industry and government agencies. 3. Recommend new faculty appointments upon the recommendation of the department Promotion and Tenure Committee and Faculty Search Committee. 4. Oversee the planning of teaching schedules and the allocation of department faculty release time.

Essential Characteristics:

Must abide by the university's core values which include excellence, integrity, civility, social responsibility, diversity and communication.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline, and should be an experienced and visionary academic leader with a distinguished research record. The candidate should qualify for a tenured position in the department at the rank of Full Professor. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

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