Chair and Professor with Tenure, Department of Computer and Data Sciences - Case School of Engineering

The Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications and nominations for the inaugural Chair of the Department of Computer and Data Sciences. Appointment will be at level of Professor with tenure, and the endowed Kranzusch Professorship has been reserved for the successful applicant. The appointment will ideally begin August 2020.  

The Department of Computer and Data Sciences was formed in 2019 out of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. CWRU seeks an outstanding leader with the skills and vision to strengthen and extend existing research and educational programs in fundamental computer and data sciences, as well as catalyze broader interdisciplinary programs around applications of computer and data sciences.  

Computing and data sciences will play a central role in interdisciplinary research and education throughout the university.  CWRU is a comprehensive university that includes, in addition to the Case School of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences and Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Applied Social Sciences, Management and Law. Interdisciplinary opportunities are also available with the Great Lakes Energy Institute, Institute for Computational Biology and the Institute for Smart, Secure, and Connected Systems; as well as our four affiliated hospitals: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. 

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in computer science or a related field, with a distinguished record of continuous scientific achievement, demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills, and a commitment to the education and mentorship of both students and faculty. 

Serving as the executive officer of the Department, the Department Chair reports directly to the Dean of the Case School of Engineering. The Department Chair is expected to serve for a minimal initial term of 5-years with the opportunity for reappointment. The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership in the visioning of the department and the development of new initiatives, in addition to all matters of department policy, including appointments, promotions, instruction, research and administration.

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of professional accomplishments, and vision for a computer and data sciences department.  Applications should be submitted to: Initial screening of applications will begin December 6, and will continue until an appointment is made.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants desiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066. Determinations regarding granting accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.