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-CYBERDIR22 [#19436]
Position Title: Director for the Institute of Cybersecurity
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Newark, New Jersey 07102, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Cybersecurity
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/01, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2022/05/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology ( invites applications for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline with a demonstrated track record of scholarly accomplishments commensurate with the appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or above (Full, Distinguished). The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and is expected to lead the creation of the Institute for Cybersecurity, which builds on top of existing research and educational strengths in the area of cybersecurity and will span multiple departments across NJIT. As the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity, he/she must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry. He/she must demonstrate recognition for productivity and achievement in research and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. The ideal candidate should have a strong business sense, experience in new program/center development and an understanding of what it takes to enhance research funding in a competitive environment. Exceptional organizational and communication skills, financial acumen and the potential to fundraise are essential. As a faculty member of the Computer Science department, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the academic life of the department, in terms of education, research and service (to the institution, the discipline, and the community). NJIT is designated a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $161M research expenditures in FY20. The Computer Science Department is ranked 77 nationally by, and has 29 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient, and a research expenditure of 12 Million dollars in FY20. The department conducts research on such timely/ relevant topics as FinTech, Health, and Cybersecurity and plays a key role in the NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center. The department is designated by NSA as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (since 2014, renewed in 2020), and it serves as host to a NSF site of the Scholarship for Service program (since 2016, renewed in 2021). 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, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft) as well as financial / Wall Street companies (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase) and Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson, Merck). The Computer Science Department enrolls approximately 1,900 students at all levels across eleven programs of study and takes part, alongside the Department of Informatics and the Department of Data Science, in the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC). The College comprises 30% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 3,300 students in computing disciplines, and graduating close to 900 computing professionals every year; as such, it is the largest producer of computing talent in the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area. The Computer 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 positioning 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. The Newark/ New York City metropolitan area is emerging as an important high technology hub, with a burgeoning Silicon Alley tech sector, which includes large high tech companies as well as a vibrant ecosystem of innovative start-ups. 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 vast pool of working professionals in the 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.

To formally apply for the position, please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) to NJIT’s career site:

You must also submit additional candidate materials online at ; the additional candidate materials include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for 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 December 31, 2021 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the positions are filled, and will be evaluated as they are received. Contact address for inquiries:

International candidates are especially welcome.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do.. As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, disability, religion or veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Computer Science
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC)
Suite 4100
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey 07102