Department Chair-Computer Science

Rochester Institute of Technology
Computer Science

Department Chair – Computer Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is seeking a strategic and visionary leader to serve as the Department Chair of the Department of Computer Science, an academic unit within the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) at RIT. Home to over 1,400 students, 43 faculty, and 9 staff, the Department of Computer Science is the largest department at RIT and attracts excellent students to its BS, MS, and PhD programs. The scale and reputation of the Department of Computer Science make the Department Chair a key strategic leadership role across the entire university and the computing profession.

This is an opportunity for an academic leader interested in shaping the future of computing education, in growing research in key areas of strength at RIT, and in partnering with other departments and programs across the university to prepare students for a future in which computing is fundamental to modern life. The Department Chair will create an enduring legacy through their role in recruiting, hiring, and mentoring new faculty – as well as through the scale of the department’s impact on the computing discipline, with hundreds of graduates from the department’s programs annually.

The department maintains a focus on high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, combined with a strong and growing research portfolio. The BS program is ranked 54th nationally and the MS program 77th by U.S. News and World Report, and department faculty participate in the college-wide PhD Program in Computing and Information Sciences, which has been ranked 57th in the U.S. by The department’s research portfolio extends across a range of computing subfields, including strengths in AI, high-performance computing, algorithms, data science, and computing education. The department is committed to broadening participation in computing and fostering a climate of student success through diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Department Chair should have both a strong strategic vision and the administrative skills to coordinate a large academic department. The Department Chair should have a demonstrated record of research excellence and publication in computer science, as well as an appreciation of the diverse research areas within the field, to provide faculty mentorship and leadership to the department’s growing research portfolio, as well as support collaborative work with other fields.

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Full-Consideration Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2024
Salary Range (10-month appointment + administrative stipend): $160K-$200K
RIT Employee Benefits: Highlights include retirement savings plan with aggressive employer contributions and competitive tuition waiver and exchange.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.