Department Chair-GCCIS Software Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology
Department of Software Engineering

Department Chair – RIT Software Engineering

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Department of Software Engineering invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The department is in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT.

RIT has been a leader in the field of software engineering for decades: in 1996, RIT launched the first undergraduate software engineering program in the United States, and universities around the world have used the department’s curriculum as a model when developing their programs.

As RIT is one of the few universities in the world with a full department in Software Engineering, the role of the Chair is a unique opportunity to provide leadership across the field of software engineering internationally and to shape the future of research and educational programs. The department has grown to over 20 faculty, 6 staff, and approximately 700 students, which includes BS and MS programs in Software Engineering, as well as MS in Data Science. Software Engineering is the fourth largest undergraduate major at RIT.

The department is at the forefront of research and education on how the field of software engineering intersects with data science and artificial intelligence. Our faculty publish in top-tier venues, contribute to leading conferences and journals, and have served as PI for over $13.5 million in external funding awards since July 2018. Research is in areas of artificial intelligence, data science, software engineering education, secure software, software evolution and maintenance, software architecture, search-based software engineering, and adaptive software systems.

Through research and teaching, the department advances the discipline and meets the rapidly growing need for software engineers and data scientists. There is a rich, collaborative environment for faculty research, both within the department and across the other departments and research centers within the college. A key responsibility of the Department Chair will be to lead the department in further expanding its research profile through the recruiting and mentoring of junior faculty.

The Department of Software Engineering’s innovative Senior Design program, the participation of students in co-op experiences at companies, and the department’s industry advisory board all foster strong relationships between the department and industry, which the Department Chair cultivates and manages.We seek an individual with ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration.

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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.