Department Head of Computer Science
R·I·T Rochester Institute of Technology, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
FACULTY POSITION POSTING FORM
Position Title: Department Chair
Faculty Rank: Professor
Faculty Type: Tenured
DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE: The Department of Computer Science is part of RIT’s largest college, the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, which has an enrollment of over 3000 students. The college is housed in a modern facility equipped with numerous teaching and research laboratories. The other units include the college-wide interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, Computing Security, Information Sciences and Technologies, Interactive Games and Media, and Software Engineering. There are many opportunities for cooperation and research collaboration among the college’s units.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: August 1, 2013
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin August 2013. The successful applicant will be prepared to assume the administrative responsibilities associated with leading a department, which includes 41 faculty and staff and over 900 students, and has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Applicants can view RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity at the links provided.
The department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We offer an ABET accredited BS degree in Computer Science with 660 undergraduate students which includes mandatory co-op experience, an MS degree with 260 graduate students. The Computer Science faculty are actively engaged in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Computing and Information Sciences housed within the college and engage in a wide range of research activities, often involving undergraduate and graduate students. A key role for the new department chair will be leading the department in increasing and enhancing its research impact. The department has 30 full-time faculty and 11 full-time staff.
THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY:
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.
RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.
Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• PhD in Computer Science or related discipline
• Experience commensurate with that of a full professor
• Demonstrated research excellence in computer science with a track record of external funding
• Strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education
• Preparation to assume the administrative responsibilities associated with leading a department which includes 41 faculty and staff and over 900 students
• Ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness, Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Applicants can view RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity at the links provided.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty. Search: 155BR. The application packet should include a CV, a cover letter (up to two pages) summarizing the applicant's teaching, research, and administrative experience, a list of four references, a statement of a diversity contribution, and a description (up to two pages) of the applicant's ideas for a departmental vision in light of RIT's Strategic Plan and RIT's Aspirations for Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Creative Work . Application materials will remain confidential until on-campus visits and the applicant will be notified prior to contacting references.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.
RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov