The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of the Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, beginning July 1, 2023.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers degrees at the BS, MS, and PhD levels as follows:
BS degree in Computer Science with concentrations in Software Systems, Data Science, STEM Education, Cyber Security
BS degree in Computer Engineering
BAS degree in Information Technology - Cyber Security (pending state approval).
MS degree in Computer Science with concentrations in Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security
MS degree in Data Analytics (a joint program with the Rollins College of Business)
PhD in Computational Science, Computer Science concentration
In addition to the administrative duties, the successful candidate will be expected to teach and conduct research in their areas of specialization.
Qualifications, Key Skillsets and Experiences:
Successful candidates are expected to have the following:
Ph,D. Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
Demonstrated record of excellent teaching and research in his or her areas of specialization
Demonstrated record of leadership and ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents and stakeholders
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Industry experience in computer science, IT, information security or related field (preferred)
The candidate is expected to:
provide a vision and leadership for the department
oversee all aspects of department operation
Advocate for the department and act as a principal administrator
provide exceptional leadership and be a role model to faculty and staff members in the department
Work with the Dean and oversee the academic/programmatic functions of the different degree programs in the department
oversee and update departmental curricula to align them with departmental objectives, college goals, and community needs
supervise and evaluate departmental faculty and staff
provide services to the department, college, university, and professional organization(s)
promote the departmental programs, recruit, and develop first rate faculty and students.
work collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty and staff within and across disciplines
develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative relationships, activities, and communication with industry partners
A successful candidate will have opportunities to:
grow the department to meet the growing professionals needs of the greater Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Southeast US.
work with local industries (transportation, health, manufacturing, energy) partners in developing internship and relevant academic programs
work with local community colleges to increase the number of transfer students into departmental programs.
Increase graduate enrollment
work with faculty to increase departmental research productivity
work with research centers and their resources to enhance funded research
Applicants should submit the following materials using UTC’s online application system to be considered for the position:
Cover letter/letter of interest
CV, including up-to-date personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)
names, titles, and e-mail addresses for three (3) references who will be requested to write confidential letters of recommendation, once a candidate becomes a finalist
Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=22000002GK. On the website, use the keyword section on top of the page and enter ‘Department Head’, to easily locate and select the ‘Apply’ tap for the position (Department Head, College of Engineering and Computer Science) to submit the application materials.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.
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