The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) invites applications for the position of Department Chair.
The Department Chair is responsible for:
• Administration and leadership of the teaching, research, and service in the Department, and for program and professional development of the Computer Science and Engineering faculty and staff.
• Facilitating departmental faculty, staff and student recruitment, development, and retention.
• Leading faculty and staff assigned to the department with major attention to professional development and evaluation.
• Fostering interdisciplinary ties with appropriate departments and programs within the university.
• Encouraging linkages with external groups to strengthen ties with industry, commodity organizations, public agencies, non-profit organizations, professional organizations, and the citizens of Nebraska.
• Coordinating, developing and implementing plans for the maintenance, enhancement, and use of instructional and research facilities.
• Developing and administering budgets for the department programs.
• Promoting and sustaining excellence in the graduate programs in the department, with a focus on supporting the research endeavor through recruitment of highly qualified students at both the Masters and Ph.D. levels.
UNL is a land grant institution with a strong commitment to research, teaching, outreach, and service and a Carnegie Foundation “Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity” university committed to further strengthening its research standing.
The department seeks exceptional candidates who:
• Have an earned doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a closely related field;
• Meet qualifications for appointment as a tenured professor;
• Have a record of high quality scholarship and competitive research with federal, state, and industry funding;
• Have experience and leadership in institutions of higher education, industry, or federal funding organizations;
• Have an understanding of pedagogies that will lead to student success and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education; and
• Have mentorship experience and a commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear vision for the department in the following areas: expanding research productivity; building strong undergraduate and graduate programs; supporting outreach missions to better serve the state; and promoting diversity and inclusion of under-represented groups.