The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) 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. Candidates with doctorates from top worldwide institutions are especially welcome to apply.
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 cybersecurity and will span multiple departments across NJIT. As the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity, the candidate must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry. The candidate 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.
NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Very High Research Activity), with $166M research expenditures in FY21. The Computer Science Department has 31 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient. The department conducts research on real-world grand challenges in computer science and plays a key role in the NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center. The department is designated by the NSA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, and it hosts an NSF Scholarship for Service program. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many companies through industry affiliate programs; these include 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 over 2,400 students at all levels across eleven programs of study and takes part, alongside the Departments of Informatics and Data Science, in the 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 Computer Science Department is housed in a state-of-the art facility renovated in 2018. YWCC 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, and contributing to our undergraduate and graduate instructional programs. 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 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 a satellite location in 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. NJIT has recently partnered with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to create the Institute for Future Technologies, which seeks to become the region's next hub of technological innovation.
Known as The Garden State, New Jersey ranks third in the nation in terms of median household income, features an 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. Newark Liberty International Airport is a major international transportation hub.
To formally apply for the position, please submit your application at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22924
. 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, 2022 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: [log in to unmask]
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