Chair, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

The University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Dec 11, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Chair, Department of Computer and Information Sciences

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware


The University of Delaware (UD) seeks candidates who are highly accomplished and visionary leaders for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. The Department has active undergraduate and graduate programs and a diverse, vibrant research and teaching portfolio led by 33 faculty and instructors. In addition to leading the Department, the new Chair will have ample opportunities to engage with many university initiatives, including the Fintech Initiative, Data Science Institute, Cybersecurity Initiative, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, and Institute for Financial Services Analytics.

The Department is one of seven in the College of Engineering, the College with the most active research programs at the University of Delaware. UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as having very high research activity. The picturesque campus is located between Washington D.C. and New York City, in proximity to both Philadelphia and Baltimore. The University enrolls approximately 19,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students and plans for significant new faculty hires and growth in graduate programs and enrollment. With over 25% women faculty, the Computer and Information Sciences department is noted for its commitment to diversity, collegiality, and academic excellence. As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award, UD is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education and supports work-life balance through an array of family friendly policies, including dual career.


Applicants should submit PDF files, including a complete CV and a statement of interest, with emphasis, where possible, on visionary leadership, research, education, and administrative experience, at . Questions may be addressed to the search committee co-chairs, Professor Cathy Wu at and Professor Norman Wagner, at Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2021, and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process. Final interviews may include limited in-person interviews.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware (UD) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. UD recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for our department. We provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be seen at: