Department Chair – Informatics – Newark, NJ

Department Chair – Informatics

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Newark, NJ


Department Chair – Informatics

The Informatics Department at (NJIT) – NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Very High Research Activity), according to Carnegie’s Classification, 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 Research and education activities, and improve the Informatics Department’s National and International standing.

The Informatics Department is part of the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC), has 16 tenured/tenure track faculty, and has strong connections with local industry. Together with its sister Departments of Computer Science and Data Science, YWCC has an enrollment of 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 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 college and department work closely with many corporations through student Capstone projects, internships, and joint R&D projects. NJIT has recently expanded its graduate programs, including those of theInformatics Department, to a modern and futuristic satellite location in Jersey City, justacross 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 Negev.

The Chair is expected to 1) Provide leadership for the department in curriculum, academic programs, student advisement and activities, and faculty intellectual and professional development; 2) Increase research standing by recruiting top faculty and PhD candidates; 3) Act as a liaison between the department and the college and university administration, and encourage collaboration with industry and government agencies;4) Pursue new faculty appointments upon the recommendation of the department Promotion and Tenure Committee and Faculty Search Committee; and 5) Oversee the planning of teaching schedules and the allocation of department faculty release time.

For further information:—4554-23739

As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

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