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Director of the Center for Big Data at NJIT

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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Director of the Center for Big Data at NJIT  

The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ( invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty member to serve as the Director of the Center for Big Data (CBD). 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. Appropriate areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: pattern recognition, machine learning, natural language processing, social media, analytics, high-performance computing for integration, analysis, visualization, and stream processing of very large amounts of structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data in areas such as business data, scientific data, medical data, etc.

The Center for Big Data at NJIT, is a new multi-disciplinary center designed to synergize the strong expertise in various disciplines across the NJIT campus and develop a rich set of big data enabling technologies and services. The CBD aims to investigate, develop, and apply cutting-edge technologies to address unprecedented challenges in big data with high Volume, high Velocity, high Variety, and high Veracity, in order to create high Value. The CBD groups faculty from Computer Science, Informatics, Math, Statistics and Management.

The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the department of Computer Science and build the CDB into a vibrant research group. As the Director of the CDB he/she must attract funding and develop collaborative relationships with industry. He/she must demonstrate recognition for productivity and achievement in research and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. The ideal candidate should have a strong business sense, experience in new program/center development and an understanding of what it takes to enhance research funding in a competitive environment. Exceptional communication skills, financial acumen and the potential to fundraise are essential. As a faculty member of the Computer Science department, he/she is expected to (1) teach undergraduate and graduate classes within an adjusted workload, supervise graduate students; (2) develop and teach new graduate and/or undergraduate classes and (3) serve the Department, the College and the University.

Reporting to NJIT Senior Vice Provost for Research, the Director of the Center for Big Data will have his/her primary appointment in the Computer Science department within YWCC. With $5M in annual research expenditures and several state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories, the department conducts research in a wide range of areas and plays a key role in the NJIT Center for Big Data and the NJIT Cybersecurity Research Center. The department has strong connections with local industry and works closely with many corporations through student Capstone projects, internships, co-ops and joint R&D projects.

APPLYING: Applications received by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. However, applications are welcome until the position is filled.

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Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five references.

Supplemental materials and inquiries may be emailed to

To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women. EEO employer.

Status: Management
Location: Newark, UNITED STATES
Advert Published: 29 Dec 2017
Expiry date: 28 Jan 2018
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