New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ying Wu College of Computing

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Position ID:New Jersey Institute of Technology-Ying Wu College of Computing-INFAC23 [#22918]
Position Title: Informatics Faculty Positions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Informatics / Information science and data mining
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/10, updated 2022/09/23, listed until 2023/05/15)
Position Description:    

The Informatics Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2023. We are searching broadly across expertise in Human Centered Computing (HCC) or Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); exceptional candidates in other areas related to Informatics, and Information Science/Systems/Technology will also be considered (e.g., serious/educational games, gaming behavior, accessibility, human-robot interaction, health, computer-supported cooperative work, augmented/virtual reality, and social computing). We seek to hire at the rank of assistant professor, though more senior candidates with exceptional records of achievement will also be strongly considered.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree by Summer 2023 in a relevant discipline and outstanding academic credentials that demonstrate their ability to conduct independent world-class research and attract external funding. The successful candidate is also expected to show a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. International candidates are welcome.

NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $166M research expenditures in FY21. The Department of Informatics has 15 tenured/tenure track faculty and includes faculty at all levels including two Distinguished Professors, faculty with an NSF CAREER award and NSF CRII award, and active NSF grants. Informatics enrolls 1,000 students at all levels and participates alongside the Computer Science Department and the Data Science Department  in the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC).  YWCC comprises 34% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 4,000 students in computing disciplines, and graduating ~1,000 computing professionals every year. As such, it is the largest producer of computing talent in the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area.  The Ying Wu College of Computing is undergoing significant growth as a priority area for NJIT. This growth is an integral part of NJIT’s five-year strategic plan, 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 academic computing community, with an emphasis on grant funding and publishing in top conferences and journals.

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. NJIT has recently expanded its graduate programs to Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from the financial district of Lower Manhattan in New York City, where it serves the many working professionals in that region.

Known as The Garden State, New Jersey ranks third in the nation in terms of median household income, features excellent quality of life, and offers a wide range of lifestyle and entertainment options, including urban areas (Newark/ New York metropolitan area), suburban areas (Princeton), oceanfront areas (Atlantic City, the Jersey Shore) and rural / bucolic areas (along the Delaware River in Western New Jersey).  Also, Newark’s Penn Station is on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, which links several metropolitan areas from Washington DC to Boston MA by the Acela high speed train.

You must submit additional candidate materials online at; the additional candidate materials  include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and at least three references.  NJIT recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in academia and society at large. Candidates who have a track record in DEI are requested to also submit an optional Diversity Statement.

Applications received by 15 December 2022 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. Contact address for inquiries (

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Department of Informatics
New Jersey Institute of Technology
GITC, Room 3500
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey 07102