Chair, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Chair, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Temple University

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. The candidate's mission is to lead the department to international prominence while providing strategic vision and decisive leadership in research and education. Applicants are expected to have outstanding research accomplishments in computer and information sciences and a commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate programs and instruction.  Applications from candidates with significant interdisciplinary interests are encouraged, and administrative experience at any academic level is an asset.

The selected candidate will be expected to lead our ongoing effort of building a strong research department, to advance our mission of high quality, personalized undergraduate and graduate instruction, to nurture interdisciplinary collaborations, and to work with the College and the University in advancing departmental strategic goals.

Recently celebrating its 50th year anniversary, CIS is one of the oldest computer science departments in the country and is experiencing tremendous growth both in research and academic programs. Over the last eight years, the CIS annual research revenue has grown more than four times, and both the undergraduate and graduate student enrollment almost tripled. CIS is among the top 60 computer science departments in the country based on the ARWU Shanghai ranking and among top 70 departments based on publication and citation measures. CIS offers a highly competitive salary and start-up package, low teaching load, and institutional support for an active doctoral program.

Temple University is a Carnegie R1 (highest research activity) institution that serves more than 39,000 students and is placed as No. 53 among public universities by the U.S. News ranking. It is the 26th largest university and 6th largest provider of graduate school education in the United States. Located in the heart of Philadelphia (the 5th largest city in U.S. known for its arts, culture and history, and affordable living), Temple University is in close proximity to many outstanding academic institutions, research centers, and industry partners in information technology, health care, biotechnology, and finance.

Applications should be submitted electronically at Submitted materials should include a curriculum vitae, vision statement, description of research accomplishments, research statement, teaching statement, and names and addresses of at least three references. Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. For more information, send an email to with “Chair Position” as the subject. Temple University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the quality of faculty life.