Professor and Department Chair, Computer Science

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

ID: 7076743
Posted: April 5, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science (CS). Serving a renewable five-year term and reporting to the SES Dean, the Chair will be appointed as a full-time tenured faculty member in CS and will be encouraged to remain active in research, with strategic leadership of the Department as their top priority. The Chair will be a member of the Dean’s leadership team and will work closely with all levels of leadership as Stevens continues to increase its impact and to fulfill its vision of being a world-class, student-centric research university. The appointee will hold an endowed professorship during their term(s) as Chair.

The Chair will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline and have a record of success and leadership in research and education. Qualifications should be commensurate with appointment as a Full professor. Faculty experience and familiarity with academic administration are also required. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to develop a shared and compelling strategic vision for the department; recruit, support, and advance the careers of talented, high-performing faculty; maintain an active research program; create and maintain undergraduate and graduate programs; mentor junior and mid-career faculty; engage students and staff in building a healthy and dynamic department culture; and leverage a strong network of internal and external collaborators.

A commitment to creating a climate in the department where students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds can thrive is essential.

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science is home to 26 full-time faculty members, including 16 hired in the last five years, approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is the main occupant of the Institute’s new $45M state-of-the-art academic building. Faculty research is supported by NSF, NIH, NSA, ONR, DARPA, and other federal and private funding sources, and is carried out by a vibrant group of Ph.D. students, which has almost doubled in the last four years. Faculty distinctions include five NSF CAREER and one ARO Young Investigator awards. The department is home to research labs on AI, machine learning, computer vision, programming languages, cryptography, privacy, computer security and software systems. It is also a main constituent of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SIAI), a new, interdisciplinary research center that brings together over 50 faculty members from all schools and departments at Stevens.

The Department of Computer Science ranks 64th considering top-tier publications of the faculty in the last ten years according to Rankings in specific areas of computer science include: 42nd in artificial intelligence, 24th in computer vision, 62nd in machine learning and data mining, 37th in computer security, 29th in programming languages, 49th in cryptography, 29th in logic and verification, and 51st in robotics. Stevens ranks 8th in the Online Computer Information Technology Master's Programs category in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings.

CS enrollments have grown rapidly and are expected to grow further. The Chair will as a result have the opportunity to shape the department’s faculty through new hires and by stewarding department-level promotion and tenure activities.

Please visit the department’s website for more information.

Schaefer School of Engineering and Science

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) is the largest school of the four schools/college at Stevens Institute of Technology, comprising over 70% of the total student population. SES has about 190 faculty members, 9 departments, and offers over 50 undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degree programs. The external research funding in the fiscal year 2020 was $31 million. SES is ranked 21st in Best Online Graduate Engineering by U.S. News & World Report, 8th in Best Online Graduate Information Technology Programs by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked among the Top 25 STEM Colleges by Forbes.


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