Job Announcement: Chair and Professor of Computer and Information Science

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty comes from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University. 

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

Job Description: Chair and Professor of Computer and Information Science

The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for the position of Chair at the rank of Professor, starting September 1, 2017.  The successful candidate must possess a distinguished record in research, teaching, and administrative experience and will assume leadership for developing academic, research, and outreach initiatives.

The Department offers ABET-accredited BS degrees in Computer and Information Science, Software Engineering, Digital Forensics, and Data Science as well as MS degrees in Computer and Information Science, Software Engineering, and Information Systems & Technology. The Department also participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Information Systems Engineering.  A departmental Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science is expected to begin in Fall 2017. Enrollment in the department is 494 undergraduate and 186 graduate students. The Department currently has 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Faculty research strengths include networking, security, data management, data science, and software engineering.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related discipline with a strong record in research, teaching, and academic visibility consistent with appointment as professor with tenure at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. We seek candidates with demonstrated ability in obtaining funded research, developing innovative curriculum, and possessing excellent collaborative, communication and administrative skills. The successful candidate must continue the department trend of improved research and teaching in recent years, and be an advocate for students, faculty, and staff, and for the department, college, and campus visions.


Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete academic vita, a list of five references, a statement of priorities as a Department Chair, and statement of leadership philosophy to:

CIS Chair Search Committee
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Michigan - Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128-2407

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled with the highest priority given to those received by January 15, 2017. Applications will remain confidential until on-campus interviews.  Electronic submission is preferred.

Currently this classification is considered exempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed Office of Institutional Equity, 4901 Evergreen Road, Suite 1020, Administrative Services Building, Dearborn, Michigan 48128-1491, (313) 593-5190. For other University of Michigan information call 734-764-1817.

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