Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO, United States
Nov 30, 2016Full time
The Computer Science Department at Missouri S&T invites applications from dynamic and visionary individuals for the position of Department Chair. The successful candidate will guide the department in directions that will further elevate its national and international stature as well as enhance the success of its students, faculty, and staff by achieving departmental and campus strategic visions. The successful candidate should demonstrate exceptional skills in recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty, promoting collaboration and superior written and oral communication with all stakeholders on and off campus, creating the conditions necessary for faculty and student development and creativity, acquiring campus resources essential for department growth, and seeking external resources for program enhancement through fund-raising efforts. A PhD in Computer Science, or a closely related area, with a demonstrated track record of scholarly accomplishments, effective teaching, and overall leadership is required. Further details on required and desired attributes, skills and characteristics of the successful candidate, and the department's visions and strategic plan, activities, and research may be found at: http://cs.mst.edu/departmentchairsearch/ The Computer Science Department has a proud 50-year history of advancing the quality and breadth of its educational mission, and grants ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degrees. An active recruitment strategy has resulted in the department now being one of the largest on campus, with over 700 students (607 BS, 70 MS, and 38 PhD). Special emphasis on recruiting female and under-represented minority students has been highly successful. A productive, experienced set of 19 TT/NTT faculty are engaged in the advancement of knowledge in key growth areas including computational intelligence & computer vision, mobile & distributed systems, cyber security, social-cyber-physical systems, pervasive computing, and big data & internet of things, and they have more than doubled their research expenditures in the last 5 years. The department has 3,957 successful and engaged alumni, and is strongly supported by an active Academy of Computer Science and Industrial Advisory Board. Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership philosophy and research and teaching interests, and complete contact information for five references to the Missouri University of Science and Technology's Human Resources Office at: http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ (position # 67756). Application review will begin on January 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Wayne Huebner, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.