Director of NJIT’s Institute for Cybersecurity

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
College of Computing

Director of NJIT’s Institute for Cybersecurity

The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a senior faculty member to serve as the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity. 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. Candidates with doctorates from top worldwide institutions are especially welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and is expected to lead the creation of the Institute for Cybersecurity, which builds on top of existing research and educational strengths in cybersecurity and will span multiple departments across NJIT. As the Director of the Institute for Cybersecurity, the candidate must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry.

NJIT is a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Very High Research Activity), with $166M research expenditures in FY21. The Computer Science Department has 31 tenured/tenure track faculty, with eight NSF CAREER awardees and one DARPA Young Investigator recipient. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many companies through industry affiliate programs; these include major high-tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft) as well as financial/Wall Street companies (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase) and Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson, Merck).

To formally apply for the position, please submit your application at 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 December 31, 2022 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the positions are filled, and will be evaluated as they are received. Contact address for inquiries:

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