• Professional
  • Chicago, IL
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expires on: August 8, 2018

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago seeks a president to lead its operations and community. TTIC is an independent computer science institute whose mission is to achieve international impact through world-class research and education in fundamental computer science and information technology.

TTIC was founded by the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Toyota Technological Institute in Japan in collaboration with the University of Chicago. TTIC officially opened for operation in September 2003. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. TTIC offers a graduate program leading to a doctorate in computer science, and is currently focusing primarily on theoretical computer science (algorithms and complexity); applications of machine learning (computational biology, computer vision, natural language processing, robotics and speech); and scientific computing, including numerical analysis and numerical optimization. The Institute is supported by the earnings on an endowment of approximately $255 million and approximately $7 million is available for spending from both federal and corporate grant awards.

Reporting to TTIC’s Board of Trustees, the president is the Institute’s chief executive officer. Leading a tenure-track faculty of 11, 8 research assistant professors conducting post-doctoral research, a highly motivated staff of 10 and a student body of 30, the president will be charged with growing the Institute both in size and in reputation. This will require a leader with a Ph.D. in computer science or related field, a history of successful management and leadership within a complex, highly-productive university environment, the willingness and ability to serve as the Institute’s principle public representative and advocate, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 31, 2018. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae, a letter of application and the names and contact information of five references. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the Institute’s consultants, Dennis M. Barden and Elizabeth K. Bohan of Witt/Kieffer, at The full leadership profile describing the opportunity is available at

TTIC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.  All employment-related decisions and personnel actions will be made and carried out without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  TTIC will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities, and of employees’ religious beliefs, in accordance with applicable law.