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Title:
Associate/Full Professor & Director of the Center for Big Data

Department:
Computer Science

Reports To:
Computer Science Department Chair

Position Type:
Faculty

Position Summary:
The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (http://computing.njit.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty member to serve as the Director of the Center for Big Data (CBD). 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 Associate Professor or above. Appropriate areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: pattern recognition, machine learning, natural language processing, social media, analytics, high-performance computing for integration, analysis, visualization, and stream processing of very large amounts of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data in areas such as business data, scientific data, medical data, etc.
The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and build the CDB into a vibrant research group.

Essential Functions:
As the Director of the CDB, s/he must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry. The CBD Director must demonstrate recognition for productivity and achievement in research and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. As a faculty member of the Computer Science department, s/he is expected to (1) teach undergraduate and graduate classes within an adjusted workload, supervise graduate students; (2) develop and teach new graduate and/or undergraduate classes and (3) serve the Department, the College and the University.


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


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 Associate Professor or above. The ideal candidate must have a strong business sense, experience in new program/center development and an understanding of what it takes to enhance research funding in a competitive environment. Exceptional organizational and communication skills, financial acumen and the potential to fundraise are essential.

Bargaining Unit:
PSA

Range/Band:
99999

FLSA:
Exempt
Full-Time



 

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