Founding Department Chair and Professor, Computer Science
Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at IUPUI
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Type: Full Time
Salary: commensurate with experience
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Competitive 10-month salary based on experience and qualifications, plus administrative supplement and opportunity for summer salary.
The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering in Indianapolis is seeking an exceptional scholar, educator, visionary, and dynamic leader to serve as Professor and Founding Chair of a new Department of Computer Science. The creation of this department is part of a bold vision to transform Indiana University Indianapolis into the state's next-generation urban research university. This presents a unique opportunity to shape and build a cutting-edge department, while also contributing to the strategic growth and expansion of Indiana University's premier urban research campus. The Luddy Department of Computer Science is a strategic priority for Indiana University Indianapolis [https://strategicplan.iupui.edu]. Its goal is to establish world-class and accessible computer science programs that will foster innovation, drive research excellence and economic development, and produce future leaders in the field, both for Indiana and beyond.
The Founding Chair will have the exceptional opportunity to shape the department's mission, establish its core values, expand a forward-looking, externally-funded research portfolio, and hire a cadre of at least five to seven new faculty, while building a curriculum that reflects the most relevant and cutting-edge knowledge and skills in emerging computer science areas. The new Department of Computer Science has currently eight new tenure-track faculty and one lecturer-track faculty, and offers a Bachelor, a Master and PhD in Computer Science. Current faculty research strengths include data mining, artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensor networks, trust and privacy, and cybersecurity.
We are seeking an individual with a clear vision for the future of computer science education and research, as well as a proven track record of leadership and academic excellence. The Founding Chair will have the support to recruit and grow a diverse and accomplished faculty team, bringing together experts in various subfields of computer science. Through collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts, the department will foster a vibrant academic environment that encourages cross-pollination of ideas and collaboration with other departments and industry partners. The Chair has the potential to leverage the strengths of the Luddy School, including: the Polis Center, the Luddy AI Institute, the Department of Human-Centered Computing, the Department of BioHealth Informatics, and the Department of Library and Information Science, the unique location in downtown Indianapolis, proximity to the IU School of Medicine, and nation-wide leadership in the health and life sciences.
The Ideal Candidate
Experience providing leadership, building and managing effective teams of diverse individuals, and supervising and mentoring faculty and staff. Experience planning, building, and managing quality academic programs effectively and efficiently. Experience managing complex budgets.
Ability to design, manage and grow research-driven and industry-oriented academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Keen interest in the development of quality and accessible undergraduate and graduate curricula.
We seek candidates who have an active forward-looking research agenda, as evidenced by a history of peer-reviewed publications, grant proposal writing, and involvement in grant-supported research projects as Principal Investigator.
Outstanding record conducting individual and collaborative research.
Ability to communicate clearly and directly.
For Best Consideration, apply by 11/01/2023
Expected Start: Date 01/01/2024 or 08/01/2024
D. in computer science or related field and relevant research training and experience.
Demonstrated ability to develop a record of outstanding research productivity, to obtain external funding, to exhibit effective teaching, and to creatively adapt and diversify pedagogy for online or blended learning.
About Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering at IUPUI
As the first school of its kind in the United States, the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is an innovator in a fast-paced and dynamic field. Our school on the IUPUI campus integrates computing, social science, and information systems design in unique ways.
We explore how people use computing and technology to live, work, play, and communicate. At Luddy IU Indianapolis we apply our insights to developing innovative IT solutions that transform fields like health care, biology, business, law, entertainment, and media.
With more than 1,400 students at Luddy IU Indianapolis, our top-notch programs and highly regarded faculty prepare them for the power and possibilities in computing and information technology.