Department Head and Professor of Computer and Information Technology

Purdue University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Polytechnic Institute invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head, Computer and Information Technology (CIT). The department head reports to the Dean of the college and is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day leadership of the department in academic, administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions.


The Department

The CIT department offers a robust program with 32 faculty at the West Lafayette campus and 6 faculty at the Polytechnic-Statewide locations. The department currently offers degrees in Information Technology to 960 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students at the West Lafayette campus, with several concentration areas including, but not limited to system analysis and design, data analytics, cybersecurity and digital forensics, computing infrastructure and network engineering, and high performance and cloud computing. More information can be found at 

The College

The Polytechnic Institute, one of the thirteen academic colleges at Purdue University, has embarked on an unprecedented transformation, an undertaking that offers extraordinary opportunities for growth and national leadership in computer and information technology. As such, department heads must embrace and lead concurrent initiatives within their departments. More information about the college can be found at 


Application Process

Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Elliott, Search Committee Chair at

Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, and other supporting documentation, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references, 


All candidates need to apply thru successfactors link found here:

Equal Opportunity Employer

A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Purdue views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all University related activities solely as individuals based on their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran. 


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