Assistant/Associate Professor in Data Science


New Jersey Institute of Technology
Department of Data Science

The Department of Data Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions starting in Fall 2022. Areas of special interest are Big Data, Biomedical Informatics, Data Visualization, High-Performance Data Analytics, and Machine Learning. 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 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 2022 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 $155M research expenditures in FY20. The Department of Data Science is a new department launched in Fall 2021 with 6 faculty members and plans to grow significantly over the next five years. The department includes faculty at all levels including one Distinguished Professor, has faculty with an NSF CAREER award, active NSF grants, and an NVIDIA AI Lab. The department faculty develop foundational data science methods and conduct research to solve real-world grand challenges that leverage data science in application areas such as FinTech, Health Informatics, and Cybersecurity and play a key role in the NJIT Institute for Data Science, the Center for Big Data, the Cybersecurity Research Center, and the Center for AI Research. 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; these include the major high-tech companies (Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft) as well as financial / Wall Street companies (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase) and Pharmaceuticals (Johnson and Johnson, Merck). Data Science participates aside of the Computer Science Department, which enrolls approximately 1,800 students at all levels across nine programs of study, and the Informatics Department, which enrolls 1,000 students at all levels, in the Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC). The College comprises 32% of the NJIT enrollment, educating more than 3,400 students in computing disciplines, and graduating close to 1000 computing professionals every year. As such, it is the largest generator of computing talent in the tristate (NY, NJ, CT) area.

To formally apply for the position, please submit your application (including CV and Cover letter) to NJIT’s career site:  https://njit.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/3347?c=njit 

You must also submit additional candidate materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19179  the additional candidate materials include a cover letter, CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and the contact information for at least three references.  NJIT recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in academia and society at large.  Candidates who have a track record in DEI are requested to also submit an optional Diversity Statement.

Applications received by 15 December 2021 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: ds-faculty-search@njit.edu

As an EEO employer NJIT is committed to building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment and strongly encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.

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.”