Department of Computer Science

Department Chair Opening

Illinois Institute of Technology, a private Ph.D.-granting research university with prominent programs in computing, engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design, invites nominations for, and expressions of interest in, the position of Chair of the Computer Science (CS) Department with an expected start date of summer/fall 2023.

The CS department is part of the new College of Computing (CoC) founded in 2020 to play a leading role in education and research for the tech community in Chicago and to infuse computing across all of Illinois Tech’s disciplines and to provide students from all backgrounds meaningful roles in a changing technological society. The department has existing expertise in artificial intelligence, computer networking, cybersecurity, data science, parallel and distributed systems, software engineering, and theory of computation. We are looking to build our expertise in data science, cybersecurity, and digital transformation in areas including healthcare, Fintech, VR/AR and digital manufacturing. The CS department is in a significant growth phase as part of the university’s and college’s strategic plans, seeking to ambitiously grow its faculty and its impact during the coming years. It is also launching diverse new interdisciplinary programs as part of CoC, and has strong growing partnerships with Chicago’s burgeoning tech community.

We are looking for an individual with extensive leadership experience who will be expected to foster inclusive excellence in research and education, demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through their leadership, research, teaching and service endeavors, and develop and execute a plan, in collaboration with the Dean as well as key college and campus partners, that leads the department to a new level of preeminence in the coming years. Candidates for the position of department chair are expected to merit appointment as full professor and have a sustained record of distinguished research and academic achievements. The position of department chair offers highly competitive compensation and benefits. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be made at

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.