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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Computer Science Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2021. Areas of special interest are:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Programming Languages and Software Engineering

Exceptional candidates in other areas will also be considered. While we are interested in hiring at the rank of Assistant Professor, exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered. Senior candidates in the area of Data Science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence will be expected to play a leadership role as the Associate Director of the new NJIT Institute for Data Science, whose Director is Distinguished Professor David Bader.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree by Summer 2021 in a relevant discipline, and outstanding academic credentials that demonstrate their ability to conduct independent world-class research and attract external funding. The successful candidate is also expected to show a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education.

NJIT is designated a Carnegie R1 Research University, with $161M research expenditures in FY19. The Computer Science Department is ranked 77 nationally (by CSRankings) and has 33 tenured/tenure track faculty, with seven NSF CAREER awards and one DARPA Young Investigator award. The department conducts research to solve real-world grand challenges in computer and data science such as FinTech, Health, and Cybersecurity and plays a key role in the NJIT Institute for Data Science and the NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many companies through student Capstone projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects. The Computer Science Department enrolls approximately 1,800 students at all levels across nine programs of study and participates alongside NJIT’s Informatics Department in the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC). The College comprises 30% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 3,000 students in computing disciplines, and graduating close to 900 computing professionals every year. As such, it is the largest generator of computing talent in the tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) area.

The Computer Science Department is housed in a state-of-the art facility renovated in 2018. The department resides within the Ying Wu College of Computing, which is undergoing significant growth as a priority area for NJIT. This growth is an integral part of NJIT’s five-year strategic plan, 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 academic computing community, with an emphasis on grant funding and publishing in top conferences and journals.

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. NJIT has recently expanded its graduate programs to Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from the financial district of Lower Manhattan in New York City, where it serves the many working professionals in that region.

Applications must be submitted online:


Submit your application, and upload your cover letter, CV, Research Statement, and Teaching Statement. The CV must include the names of at least three references along with their contact information.

Applications received by December 31, 2020 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

Contact address for inquiries: cs-faculty-search@njit.edu.

Diversity is a core value of NJIT and we are committed to make diversity, equity and inclusion, part of everything we do. We celebrate the diversity of our university community and recognize the cultural and personal differences. We strive to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that promotes excellence among our faculty, staff and students. Building a robust and diverse community is critical to NJIT’s continuing status as a premier institution of higher education and a leading polytechnic university.

As an EEO employer, NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, disability, religion or veteran status.


Posted: 2020-10-26 Expires: 2020-11-25

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