Chair, Department of Computer Science

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites nominations/applications for the position of Chair, Department of Computer Science (CS). Serving a renewable five-year term and reporting to the SES Dean, the Chair will be appointed as a full-time tenured faculty member in CS and will be encouraged to remain active in research, with strategic leadership of the Department as their top priority. The Chair will be a member of the Dean’s leadership team. Exceptionally qualified individuals may hold an endowed professorship during their term(s) as Chair.

Department of Computer Science - The Department of Computer Science is home to 26 full-time faculty members, including 16 hired in the last five years, and approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is the main occupant of the Institute’s new $45M state-of-the-art academic building.  Please visit the department’s website for more information.   The Department of Computer Science is a member of the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science - the largest school of the four schools/college at Stevens Institute of Technology, comprising over 70% of the total student population. SES is ranked among the Top 25 STEM Colleges by Forbes.

Stevens Institute of Technology - The Innovation University – is a premier private research university with a 55-acre hilltop campus situated in an ideal location directly across the Hudson River from New York City. Since its founding in 1870, technological innovation has always been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, approximately 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial environment.

Qualifications - The Chair will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related discipline and have a record of success and leadership in research and education. Qualifications should be commensurate with appointment as a Full professor. Faculty experience and familiarity with academic administration are also required. A commitment to cultivating a climate in the department where students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds can thrive is essential.


To Apply - The School of Engineering & Science has engaged Opus Partners ( to support the recruitment of this position. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jeff Stafford, Senior Associate, are managing the search. Applicants are invited submit a letter of interest outlining their experience in and vision for research, education, and academic leadership; their CV; and a statement describing their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion to Jeff Stafford via Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should be sent to the same address. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Verification of educational credentials and a background check will be conducted at the time of hire.

Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies, and strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.