Department Chair, Computer Science and Information Technology

Job description

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences (CIMS) at Clayton State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair, with flexible starting date on or before July 1, 2020. 

Reporting to the Dean of CIMS, the department chair is responsible for leading the department, providing effective administration and supervision of all its resources and to support excellence in teaching and scholarly activity. The chair is responsible for recruitment of talented students and faculty, and to actively promote diversity, student success and commitment to the university‚Äôs strategic plan. A successful candidate will have a clear vision of the department leadership role and demonstrate a willingness to collaborate across administrative units. 

The department offers Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and Bachelor of Information Technology degrees. The department seeks an individual to provide dynamic and collegial leadership as it works toward improving student success and engagement, and new program development to prepare students for high demand careers in computing and information technology fields. 

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related field. Candidates should be a senior faculty member with teaching and scholarly accomplishments consistent with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (Full Professor preferred).  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have experience in curriculum and new program development, and assessment. Experience with ABET accreditation is desirable.

Clayton State University ( is a Senior Unit of the University System of Georgia and is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). The university is located at 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA, which is approximately 10 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson-Atlanta International Airport and 15 miles south of downtown Atlanta. 

Applicants must complete the online application at complete application includes a cover letter that addresses the position requirements and applicant interest in this position, a detailed CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of leadership philosophy, unofficial transcripts of all graduate coursework and full contact information for five current professional references. References will be expected to address research and teaching skills, as well as relevant skills for a chair position including leadership, interpersonal and administrative skills. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

Only complete applications submitted online will be considered. Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For further information please contact Dr. Chaogui Zhang ([email protected]), search committee chair.

Clayton State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action institution which is committed to engaged, experience-based learning, enriched by active community service. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution.  It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.




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Posted: 5/2/2019
Application Due: 7/1/2019
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