Faculty Hiring

Chair, Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology 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 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. 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.

NJIT’s Computer Science Department has 33 tenure-track faculty, 13 lecturers, and 1,408 students (including 59 PhD and 550 MS students) across nine programs of study. The Computer Science Department 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 department conducts 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.

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 Ying Wu College of Computing comprises 23% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 2,700 students in computing disciplines, and graduating more than 750 computing professionals every year. As such, it is the largest generator of computing talent in the tri-state area.

NJIT is located in Newark’s University Heights, a vibrant sprawling downtown campus close to Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey Innovation Institute, Essex Community College, New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. NJIT is just a 30-minute train ride from New York City and its burgeoning Silicon Alley tech sector, enabling close interaction with that vibrant professional community.

To Apply

Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled.

To apply, please click this link. 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 cschairsearch-group@njit.edu.

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.

 

Director of the Center of Big Data

The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the 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 Center for Big Data at NJIT, https://centers.njit.edu/bigdata/ is a new multi-disciplinary center designed to synergize the strong expertise in various disciplines across the NJIT campus and develop a rich set of big data enabling technologies and services. The CBD aims to investigate, develop, and apply cutting-edge technologies to address unprecedented challenges in big data with high Volume, high Velocity, high Variety, and high Veracity, in order to create high Value. The CBD groups faculty from Computer Science, Informatics, Math, Statistics and Management.

The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and build the CDB into a vibrant research group. As the Director of the CDB he/she must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry. He/she must demonstrate recognition for productivity and achievement in research and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. The ideal candidate should 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 communication skills, financial acumen and the potential to fundraise are essential. As a faculty member of the Computer Science department, he/she 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.

Reporting to NJIT Senior Vice Provost for Research, the Director of the Center for Big Data will have his/her primary appointment in the Computer Science department within YWCC. NJIT’s 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. The Computer Science Department participates alongside NJIT’s Informatics Department in generating 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 department conducts 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.

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 Ying Wu College of Computing comprises 23% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 2,400 students in computing disciplines, and graduating more than 750 computing professionals every year.

NJIT is located in Newark’s University Heights, a vibrant sprawling downtown campus close to Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey Innovation Institute, Essex Community College, New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. NJIT is just a 30-minute train ride from New York City and its burgeoning Silicon Alley tech sector, enabling close interaction with that vibrant professional community.

To Apply

Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled.

To apply, please click this link. Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of five references.

Supplemental materials and inquiries may be emailed to big-data-director-search-group@njit.edu.

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.

 

University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer

The Computer Science Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) welcomes applications for a position of University Lecturer/Senior University Lecturer. This position requires teaching or engaging in related pedagogical activities for 12 contact hours (per week) each semester at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The main responsibility of this position will be to organize and supervise capstone software projects at the undergraduate level and MS software projects at the graduate level. These projects are done in collaboration with corporate partners. These companies will propose projects, and their representatives will co-supervise the students together with the instructor of the course.

Successful candidates must have an MS degree in Computer Science or related area and 5+ years of industrial experience in software development. A PhD degree and prior university teaching experience are an advantage. Candidates should be knowledgeable in software engineering and programming languages (e.g., Java, C/C++, Python). Knowledge in project management, operating systems, computer networks, and databases is an advantage.

To Apply

Applications received by 10 December 2017 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled.

To apply, please click this link. The applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Supplemental materials and inquiries may be emailed to the Chair of the Department.

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.