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-DSFAC24 [#25669]
Position Title: Data Science Faculty Positions
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Data Science / Data Science
Appl Deadline:2023/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/26, updated 2023/09/12, listed until 2024/05/15)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Data Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2023. Areas of special interest are Big Data, Biomedical Informatics, Data Visualization, High-Performance Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning. Exceptional candidates in other areas will also be considered. While we are interested in hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Senior candidates may be expected to play a leadership role as the Associate Director of the new NJIT Institute for Data Science, whose Director is Distinguished Professor David Bader.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree by Summer 2024 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. 

NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Research University, with over $178M in research expenditures in FY23. The Department of Data Science is a new department launched in Fall 2021, currently has 9 faculty members and plans to grow significantly over the next five years. The department includes faculty at all levels including one Distinguished Professor, has faculty with an NSF CAREER award, active NSF and DOE grants, and an NVIDIA AI Lab. The department faculty develop foundational data science methods and conduct research to solve real-world grand challenges that leverage data science in application areas such as FinTech, Health Informatics, and Cybersecurity and play a key role in the NJIT Institute for Data Science, the Center for Big Data, the Cybersecurity Research Center, and the Center for AI Research. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many companies through student Capstone projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects; these include the major high-tech companies (Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft) as well as financial / Wall Street companies (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase) and Pharmaceuticals (Johnson and Johnson, Merck). The Department of Data Science is part of the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC), alongside the Computer Science Department, which enrolls approximately 2,400 students at all levels across nine programs of study, and the Informatics Department, which enrolls 1,000 students at all levels.  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 Data Science Department is housed in a state-of-the-art facility renovated in 2018. 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 align 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 and 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 located in the Newark - Jersey City - New York City metropolitan region 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 contact information for at least three references.  NJIT recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in academia and society at large. Candidates with a track record in DEI are also requested to submit an optional Diversity Statement. 

Applications received by 15 December 2023 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the positions are 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 making 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.

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Further Info:
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Department of Data Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC)
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey 07102