The Ying Wu College of Computing at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) welcomes applications for the position of Chairperson of the Informatics Department. The new Chair 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, which is a strong priority for NJIT.
DEPARTMENT: 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.
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. The Chair reports to the Dean of the Ying Wu College of Computing.
LOCATION: NJIT is located in Newark, NJ and is just a 30 minute train ride from New York City and its burgeoning Silicon Alley tech sector. The NJ area around NJIT features a high concentration of industry and businesses, with many opportunities for research collaboration and consulting. The region offers a variety of living environments, from lively urban to quiet suburbs to the Jersey shore, with excellent school districts.
APPLYING: Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.
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