Job No: 496546 Work Type: Faculty Full-time Department: Katz School Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration, Information Technology
The Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University seeks a founding chairperson to lead the development and oversight of the Graduate Computer Science Department, within the School's Division of STEM. This is a tenured or accelerated tenure-track position. The Computer Science Department will include existing programs in AI, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity, as well as the Katz School's Internet of Things (IoT) Lab and Security Operation Center (SOC).
The Katz School currently has research partnerships with several industry and academic institutions, including Standard and Poor's, Audi Motors, Einstein College of Medicine, and the Renal Research Institute. The school's current STEM programs are experiencing an exciting period of rapid growth in collaborative research (within and outside of the University), grant activity, industry partnerships, and technological innovation as well as a significant expansion of highly qualified master's students in AI, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Mathematics, who have the option to pursue doctoral degrees in our PhD program in Mathematical Sciences or elsewhere.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Create a long-term vision for the Graduate Computer Science Department.
Hire and oversee junior research faculty in priority research areas.
Increase grant awards and spur R&D projects that can lead to patents, industry engagement, and opportunities for faculty and students.
Prioritize the development of additional cutting-edge master's programs and develop a plan for a future doctorate in computer science.
Have an established and active portfolio of research and grant awards as well as potential grants to lead a productive, high-quality Computer Science Department.
Contribute to student research/internships, excellent/experiential teaching strategies, and service.
Experience & Educational Background:
PhD in Computer Science from an accredited college or university.
Strong record of research and external funding. Preference will be given to those candidates with research/grants in the focus areas of the department.
Demonstrated expertise in academic administration and leadership, including the ability to build a collaborative, productive, and engaged group of computer scientists.
Industry network that can provide research projects and internships.
Skills & Competencies:
Fluent in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Multimedia experience a plus
Ability to manage complex projects from start to finish, in a fast-paced environment
Excellent writing and presentation skills
Applicants must submit the following:
Cover letter describing the applicant's experience related to the required qualifications.
CV, including publications and grants.
Teaching Statement (a discussion of skills related to remote/online instruction is encouraged).
Names and contact information for three references.
$175,000 - $250,000
Located in the heart of New York City, Yeshiva University is a US News and World Report Top 100 University, having moved up the rankings in the last three consecutive years to number 67.
The Katz School of Science and Health is Yeshiva University's flagship school for STEM. We are research scientists, tech builders and patient-centered clinicians working on problems that matter. We focus on industry sectors that are central to the modern economy: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Media, and Fintech, as well as Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies and Speech-Language Pathology.
Katz School faculty take an interdisciplinary approach to research and education, fostering the creativity, collaborative thinking and builder mindset required to take on today's toughest problems. Over the last five years, we have launched ten master's and doctoral programs with 92% graduation rates, 100% licensure pass rates, 95% post-graduation employment in high-paying careers, and students and alumni from over 30 countries.
The Katz School is a close-knit community with a big network, nestled in the heart of a big city. We are global in reach, with faculty and students from across the United States and around the world—and also deeply embedded in New York City's rich professional and social fabric. With a vibrant campus life and city at our fingertips, the Katz School is where bold, purpose-driven people come to create, connect and explore. Read about projects at Katz.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.