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Director, School of Computing

Employer
Montclair State University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023


IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
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Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years . You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the "My Experience" section of your application.

Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY

Montclair State University seeks a creative, visionary, and highly collaborative leader and builder to serve as the Director of the new School of Computing. Combining the university’s strength in academic programs in areas related to computer science with its growing research portfolio, the new School of Computing opened in fall 2023. Housed within the College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), the School of Computing will be an innovative hub for advancing education and research, engaging with the global community to address interdisciplinary challenges, and training a pipeline of diverse students to be tomorrow’s practitioners and leaders.

Reporting to the Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, the Director will play a leadership role in bringing together faculty, students, and staff across campus to advance academic and research programs in computing, identify new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations, and further enhance the university’s commitment to student access and success. Computing jobs are growing at a rate four times that of all other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Director will also recruit exceptional faculty to deliver cutting edge programs that span high demand areas including data science, software engineering, and artificial intelligence.

The Director will create and implement a strategic vision for the growth and development of the School within the framework of Montclair State University’s expanding mission as a top-100 public research university.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

School Management and Development
  • Responsibility for the overall direction and day to day management of the School.

  • Leads the strategic planning and goal setting for the School and reporting of metrics to assess success.

  • Advances Montclair State University’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Exercises independent judgment in consultation for all strategic activities of the unit.

  • Works collaboratively with Deans and other Directors as well as members of the Provost’s Office. Attends Deans’ Council meetings.

  • Supervises and directs activities of School’s staff.

  • Position the School as an anchor for research in computing, data science, and related areas, and utilize the strength of faculty expertise to establish the School as a locus for interdisciplinary research pursuits.

  • Establishes new strategic partnerships with industry leaders to support student and faculty success.

  • Leads the transformation of the Department Advisory Board into a School of Computing Advisory Board and expands its membership.

  • Serves as the public face of the School and be its advocate and representative to the campus, the alumni, the professional computing community, and the public.

  • Scans external environment including competitors to ensure rigorous curriculum and strategic advantage over other universities and programs.

  • Works with appropriate staff in the College of Science and Mathematics in expanding fundraising and development efforts to attract new sources of support and to enhance the reputation of the new School.

Degree Programs and Student Success
  • Leads the School’s efforts in student success.

  • Addresses student concerns, engagement, and development activities for all students.

  • Provides oversight for the quality of all the academic courses and programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the recruitment and mentoring of the highest qualified faculty.

  • Provides leadership and supervision of all degree accreditation and assessment efforts.

  • Provides leadership in the creation of new degrees, including online programs, in areas of Computing intersecting with Engineering.

  • Provides leadership in the start of a doctoral program, to establish it as a highly regarded degree.

  • Supports the development of a branded experience for students in the new School of Computing.

Faculty Management and Success
  • Makes recommendations to the Dean on hiring Instructional Specialists, Adjuncts, and temporary faculty.

  • Identifies senior faculty to mentor junior faculty.

  • Encourages faculty service to the School, the College and the University.

  • Addresses and reviews personnel actions of the school for both faculty and staff.

  • Establishes schedules and activities for faculty, adjuncts, and specialists.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:
  • Ph.D. degree in computer science or related field.

  • A distinguished record of research that would qualify the candidate for an appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure.

  • The capacity for visionary leadership across all areas of computing, including but not limited to: Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Three years of administrative experience in higher education or industry including responsibility for budgetary matters in a highly complex organization.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills.

  • An understanding of faculty and student development processes.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

PREFERRED:
  • A confident, engaging, and transparent leadership style.

  • An active, broad-based connection to the professional community.

  • Experience in fundraising or building public/private partnerships.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.montclair.edu/soc-prospectus/

PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with priority consideration to applications received by October 16, 2023.

Department

College of Science and Mathematics

Position Type

Administrative

Contact Information:

For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources' Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email talent @montclair.edu .

EEO/AA Statement

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

Additional information can be found on the website at
www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/

Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy

Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities. The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/

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