The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology (NJIT) (http://computing.njit.edu/)
invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty member
to serve as the Director of the Center for Big Data (CBD).
Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related
discipline with a demonstrated track record of scholarly
accomplishments commensurate with the appointment at the rank of
Associate Professor or above. Appropriate areas of expertise
include, but are not limited to: pattern recognition, machine
learning, natural language processing, social media, analytics,
high-performance computing for integration, analysis,
visualization, and stream processing of very large amounts of
structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data in areas such as
business data, scientific data, medical data, etc.
The Center for Big Data at NJIT (https://centers.njit.edu/bigdata/)
is a new multi-disciplinary center designed to synergize the strong
expertise in various disciplines across the NJIT campus and develop
a rich set of big data enabling technologies and services. The CBD
aims to investigate, develop, and apply cutting-edge technologies
to address unprecedented challenges in big data with high Volume,
high Velocity, high Variety, and high Veracity, in order to create
high Value. The CBD groups faculty from Computer Science,
Informatics, Math, Statistics and Management.
The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the
department of Computer Science and build the CBD into a vibrant
research group. As the Director of the CBD he/she must attract
funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry.
He/she must demonstrate recognition for productivity and
achievement in research and the ability to work collaboratively
with colleagues. The ideal candidate should have a strong business
sense, experience in new program/center development and an
understanding of what it takes to enhance research funding in a
competitive environment. Exceptional communication skills,
financial acumen and the potential to fundraise are essential. As a
faculty member of the Computer Science department, he/she is
expected to (1) teach undergraduate and graduate classes
within an adjusted workload, supervise graduate students; (2)
develop and teach new graduate and/or undergraduate classes and (3)
serve the Department, the College and the University.
Reporting to NJIT’s Senior Vice Provost for Research, the
Director of the Center for Big Data will have his/her primary
appointment in the Computer Science department within YWCC. NJIT’s
Computer Science Department has 33 tenure-track faculty, 13
lecturers, and 1408 students (including 59 PhD and 550 MS students)
across nine programs of study. The Computer Science Department
participates alongside NJIT’s Informatics Department in generating
the largest pool of computing talent in the tri-state (CT, NJ, NY)
area. With $5M in annual research expenditures and several
state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories, the department
conducts research in a wide range of areas and plays a key role in
the NJIT Center for Big Data and the NJIT Cybersecurity Research
Center. The department has strong connections with local industry
and works closely with many corporations through student Capstone
projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects.
The Computer Science Department resides within the Ying Wu
College of Computing, which is undergoing significant growth as a
priority area for NJIT under a new Dean. This growth is an integral
part of NJIT’s five-year strategic plan, called Vision 2020, which
calls for consolidating NJIT as a world-class institution of higher
education and research. Applied research, collaboration with
industry, innovation and entrepreneurship are encouraged and
supported. Performance and tenure expectations are aligned with
those of the broader computing community, with an emphasis on grant
funding and publishing in top conferences and journals.
The Ying Wu College of Computing comprises 23% of the NJIT
enrollment, educating more than 2,600 students in computing
disciplines, and graduating more than 750 computing professionals
NJIT is located in Newark’s University Heights, a vibrant
sprawling downtown campus close to Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey
Innovation Institute, Essex Community College, New Jersey Medical
School, University Hospital, and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.
NJIT is just a 30-minute train ride from New York City and its
burgeoning Silicon Alley tech sector, enabling close interaction
with that vibrant professional community.
APPLYING: Applications received by January 15,
2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications are
welcome until the position is filled.
To apply, please visit:
Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae,
and the names and contact information of five references.
Supplemental materials and inquiries may be emailed to
To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications
from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, NEWARK, NJ 07102-1982