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Chairperson Computer Science


Computer Science

Reports To:

Dean, Ying Wu College of Computing

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Position Summary:

The Computer Science Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (http://cs.njit.edu/) invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate should demonstrate academic leadership skills necessary to create the conditions for faculty and studentdevelopment 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. 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 Computer Science Department has 33 tenure-track faculty, 13 lecturers, and 1408 students (including 59 PhD and 550 MS students) across nine programs of study and it 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 Computer Science Department conducts state-of-the-art 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.

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.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide five (5) references. Please attach as one document using the "other documents" option. Supplemental materials and inquiries may be emailed to cschairsearch-group@njit.edu

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