Illinois Institute of Technology, Computer Science

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Position ID:IllinoisTech-CS-CHAIR [#27219]
Position Title: Chair, Department of Information Technology & Management
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Information Technology
Appl Deadline:2024/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/22, listed until 2024/08/22)
Position Description:    

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Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management, Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) seeks a dynamic individual to lead its Department of Information Technology and Management beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding skills in leadership, teaching, and research, and will apply those skills to lead departmental strategic planning; support faculty growth; expand research programs; and promote an innovative educational experience for a diverse student body. Requirements include a terminal degree and the current academic rank of full professor (preferred) or associate professor with tenure; candidates with outstanding academic and research experience but who currently work in a non-academic environment in a position with substantial leadership experience are also encouraged to apply. A distinguished record of research (supported by a strong publication record and substantial external funding); excellent communication skills; and outstanding teaching experience are required. A solid grasp of technical knowledge as well as business application, a track record of leading major information technology projects to success in a diverse and inclusive setting, and integration of information technology in an enterprise environment is essential. The chair will also be appointed a faculty member in the department at a level and salary commensurate with experience. The Department of Information Technology and Management is one of three departments within Illinois Tech’s College of Computing, and offers bachelor’s, master’s, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Technology and Management as well as B.S., M.S., and professional Master’s degrees in Applied Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. The Bachelor of Information Technology & Management degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, and Illinois Tech has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Areas of study across the fields of information technology and applied cybersecurity are offered. The future vision for the department includes growth of research-focused education culminating in the offering of doctorates in Information Technology and Applied Cybersecurity. The Department of Information Technology and Management is currently a community of 250 undergraduate students, over 740 graduate students, 10 full-time faculty, and numerous visiting and adjunct faculty. Illinois Institute of Technology is a private Ph.D.-granting research university with world- renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. 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 a central component 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. Applications are currently being accepted, and should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s leadership experience, desire to lead this department and commitment to equity and inclusion in education and research, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for at least four references, to https://iit7.peopleadmin.com/postings/10227. Applicants should also have an accurate, current, and complete profile on linkedin.com. Completed applications received by March 31, 2024, will receive priority consideration. Illinois Tech is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing excellence, equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. Illinois Tech 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, creed, 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, genetic information, and any other protected class. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

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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Further Info:
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Room 236SB
Chicago, IL 60616