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Requisition ID:  12106

Department Head and Professor of CIT

Job Summary

The Polytechnic Institute invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head, Computer and Information Technology (CIT). The department head reports to the Dean of the college and is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day leadership of the department in academic, administrative, budgetary, and personnel decisions.


The Department

The CIT department offers a robust program with 32 faculty at the West Lafayette campus and 6 faculty at the Polytechnic-Statewide locations. The department currently offers degrees in Information Technology to 960 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students at the West Lafayette campus, with several concentration areas including, but not limited to system analysis and design, data analytics, cybersecurity and digital forensics, computing infrastructure and network engineering, and high performance and cloud computing. More information can be found at https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/departments/computer-and-information-technology 

The College

The Polytechnic Institute, one of the thirteen academic colleges at Purdue University, has embarked on an unprecedented transformation, an undertaking that offers extraordinary opportunities for growth and national leadership in computer and information technology. As such, department heads must embrace and lead concurrent initiatives within their departments. More information about the college can be found at http://www.polytechnic.purdue.edu 


Application Process

Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Elliott, Search Committee Chair at elliott@purdue.edu


Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing their qualifications, curriculum vitae, and other supporting documentation, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references, 


Purdue University’s College of Purdue Polytechnic is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


A background check is required for employment in this position.



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Equal Opportunity Employer

Purdue University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Purdue views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all University related activities solely as individuals based on their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran. 


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