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Department Chair - Informatics

Company: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Location: Newark
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Department Chair - Informatics


Reports To:
Dean, Ying Wu College of Computing

Position Type:

Position Summary:
Informatics Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - an R1
university - 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 in a thriving
research environment and will lead the continued expansion of the Informatics
Department within the Ying Wu College of Computing. The
Informatics Department, which bears a resemblance to the iSchool concept
found at other universities, consists of programs related to Information
Systems and Information Technology with a strong research and academic
emphasis on human-centered computing and interaction, data-intensive
computing, game design, augmented reality/virtual reality, system and network
security and administration. The department is well-ranked nationally for
information systems and game design and offers ABET-accredited baccalaureate
programs in Web
and Information Systems, Business and Information Systems, Human-Computer
Interaction, and Information Technology. The department also offers MS
programs in Business and Information Systems, IT Administration and Security,
and a PhD in Information Systems.

department enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, and
together with sister departments of Computer Science and Data Science,
comprises the College of Computing, enrolling in total over 4,000 students
(34% of the NJIT student body) - the largest generator of computing talent in
the tri-state area, producing over 1,000 computing professionals every year.
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.

has recently expanded its graduate programs, including those of the
Informatics Department, to a modern and futuristic satellite location in
Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from the financial district of
Lower Manhattan in New York City, where
it serves the vast pool of working professionals in the region. The facility
is also home to the Institute for Future Technologies - the embodiment of the
recently announced partnership with Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the

Essential Functions:
- Provide leadership for the department in curriculum, academic programs,
student advisement and activities, and faculty intellectual and professional
- Act as a liaison between the department and the college and university
administration, and encourage collaboration with industry and government
- Pursue new faculty appointments upon the recommendation of the department
Promotion and Tenure Committee and Faculty Search Committee.
- Oversee the planning of teaching schedules and the allocation of department
faculty release time.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
- Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computing 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.
- International candidates are especially welcome.
- At
the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may
be exempted 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.

Bargaining Unit:


Special Instructions to
- To
apply for the position, please submit your application materials (CV, cover
letter, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and the
contact information for at least five references) to
- Applications must be received by January 31, 2023, to receive full
consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is
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