Chair Department of Computer Science - University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell Massachusetts

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University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

United States


Detailed Job Description

The University of Massachusetts Lowell

Chair – Department of Computer Science

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is a tier-1 public research university with a national reputation in science, engineering and technology, and committed to educating students for lifelong success in a diverse world and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental and social health of the region. In February of 2009, a campus- wide strategic planning initiative was launched to reposition UMass Lowell as a world-class institution over the next decade. A major component of that initiative is to ensure that diversity and inclusion is in every aspect of our strategic plan. We seek a diverse talented candidate pool to be part of our mission and achievements.

Department Overview:

UMass Lowell is located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts. The Department of Computer Science at UMass Lowell currently has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 3 full-time lecturers, and a number of adjunct instructors serving over 700 BS students, 161 MS students, and 77 PhD students. It offers bioinformatics options at all levels, a robotics minor, a data science option, and a PhD in computational mathematics. The department also works with the Division of Online and Continuing Education to offer a BS in Information Technology program with over 1,000 students and an MS in Information Technology online program with over 100 students.

The Computer Science faculty has received approximately $8M in the last two years in external research funding from the NSF, DARPA, DOD, DHE, NIH, and corporations. The department has 5 NSF CAREER Award recipients. More information about the department can be found at

Position Title & Description:


Department of Computer Science

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) invites applications for Chair of the Department of Computer Science to lead and grow an established department. The position may begin on July 1, 2016 or a later time. The applicants should qualify for the position of tenured full professor (exceptional candidates who qualify for the position of tenured associate professor may also be considered). We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, recognized stature in the computer science community, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

Applications received by February 15, 2016 will receive full consideration and the position will remain open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin immediately. Women and under- represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff,

and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an

inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.


Applicants must have a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field, evidence of outstanding research and academic achievements with a strong reputation in the research and professional community, and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Must be willing and able to travel

How to apply: Interested applicants should apply online at


To Inquire: please email: Jie (Jed) Wang, Chair of the computer Science Department ( Inquiries will be accorded the utmost discretion.

To Apply:

  1. Submit a cover letter, a current CV, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and selected relevant publications through the University of Massachusetts Lowell's website at under “Faculty Positions”.
  2. Three letters of reference will be required (Email addresses of three referees will be required during the on-line application process) submitted directly through the website mentioned above.
  3. Other optional documents: Please attach to your application and (if possible) summaries of teaching evaluations.

Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts Lowell as an employer of choice.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume