Illinois Institute of Technology, Computer Science

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Position ID:IllinoisTech-CS-CHR [#22837]
Position Title: Chair, Department of Computer Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science / All areas
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/19, finished 2023/09/11, listed until 2023/03/31)
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Chair, Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, a private Ph.D.-granting research university with prominent programs in computing, engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design, invites nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Chair of the Computer Science (CS) Department with an expected start date of summer/fall 2023.

The CS department is part of the new College of Computing (CoC) founded in 2020 to play a leading role in education and research for the tech community in Chicago and to infuse computing across all of Illinois Tech’s disciplines and to provide students from all backgrounds meaningful roles in a changing technological society. The department has existing expertise in artificial intelligence, computer networking, cybersecurity, data science, parallel and distributed systems, software engineering, and theory of computation. We are looking to build our expertise in data science, cybersecurity, and digital transformation in areas including healthcare, Fintech, VR/AR and digital manufacturing. The CS department is in a significant growth phase as part of the university’s and college’s strategic plans, seeking to ambitiously grow its faculty and its impact during the coming years. It is also launching diverse new interdisciplinary programs as part of CoC, and has strong growing partnerships with Chicago’s burgeoning tech community.

We are looking for an individual with extensive leadership experience who will be expected to foster inclusive excellence in research and education, demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through their leadership, research, teaching and service endeavors, and develop and execute a plan, in collaboration with the Dean as well as key college and campus partners, that leads the department to a new level of preeminence in the coming years. Aspirations include growing the research enterprise in quality, quantity and interdisciplinarity, leveraging the vast industry base in the greater Chicago area to enhance departmental activities, and promoting a vibrant and inclusive departmental community amongst all constituencies.

Founded in 1890, Illinois Tech was born different. It was built on the promise set forth in minister Frank Wakely Gunsaulus’ “Million Dollar Sermon” to provide access to higher education for students from all different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. This guiding mission and purpose – where students, including those underrepresented in technology, could prepare for meaningful roles in a changing industrial society and achieve professional and economic advancement – remains just as relevant today. Thus, diversity and inclusion are part of the day-to-day experience at Illinois Tech and the centerpiece of its culture. As such, Illinois Tech is home to a diverse and global student population, is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this position, especially those underrepresented in the field.

Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a sustained record of distinguished research and academic achievements. The position of department chair offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their experience and qualifications for the position, including a description of their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, a curriculum vitae, and five references.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer; we are committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within our community. Illinois Tech seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity, inclusion, and diversity. It is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and actively seeks applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, age, unfavorable discharge from the military, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, order of protection status, and/or genetic information. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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