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Computer Science Chair Position

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Chair, Department of Computer Science

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science, beginning Fall 2007. The Chair's primary mission is to lead the department to national prominence, while providing strategic vision and decisive leadership in research and education, as well as fostering mutually productive interactions with government and industry.

This growing department has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Research funding has dramatically increased in the past five years and now approaches the levels found at top CS departments. Facilities include high-end clusters and graphic workstations and we share advanced computing facilities at sister institutions in Illinois via a dedicated fiber-optic research network. Faculty research interests include computer networking, distributed and parallel systems, information retrieval and databases, intelligent information systems, and software engineering. These interests are reflected in the curriculum, which spans BS, MS, and PhD degrees. The department engages in collaborative research with a number of companies and government agencies. More information may be found at

With a very diverse student body of over 6,000, IIT is a private, PhD-granting university with programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, design and law. The main campus is within 10 minutes of downtown Chicago, allowing easy access to the vibrant business community and varied cultural attractions that the city has to offer.

Qualifications for the Chair position include a PhD, an international reputation in Computer Science, excellent communication and administrative skills, and a desire to lead a growing and vibrant department to become a major center for CS research.

Applications, nominations and enquiries should be sent (preferably electronically) to

Professor Fred J. Hickernell, Chair, CS Search Committee
Bldg. E1, Room 208
10 W. 32nd Street
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616

An application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of the candidate's research, teaching and leadership philosophies. Also, the candidate should arrange for at least three confidential reference letters to be sent to the same address. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. IIT is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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