WSU is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science

Chair, Department of Computer Science

Organization/Institution: Wayne State University / Department of Computer Science

Applications are invited from well-qualified candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Wayne State University. The department has 23 tenure-track faculty members, with research strengths in artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, graphics and visualization, software engineering, and systems. The department is also highly interdisciplinary with active collaborations with faculty in medicine, engineering, and science. Research productivity has continually increased over the last five years including five recent NSF Career awardees and total external funding exceeding $2.5M annually. The department currently has over 70 Ph.D. students, most of whom are awarded support, along with 60 Master’s students, and 230 undergraduate majors. Further information about the department can be found at

Computer Science recently became part of the College of Engineering which has annual research expenditures of over $20M. Wayne State University is a Carnegie Research Extensive University offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges, to more than 32,000 students. With approximately $260M annual research expenditures and more than 11,000 graduate students, Wayne State University, in partnership with the University of Michigan and Michigan State University has a key role in Michigan's University Research Corridor initiative ( and is closely involved with TechTown, the area's business incubator. Information about the College of Engineering can be found at

Application Instructions

The department is seeking applicants with an outstanding track record in scholarship and research funding along with proven leadership skills and administrative abilities. Candidates for this position are expected to have an earned doctorate and experience sufficient to merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Full Professor.

The Chair will work with the faculty for continued growth of the Department toward excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. Qualified persons should submit a cover letter, statement of research and teaching, and curriculum vitae with the contact information of fourreferences. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply online at for posting #038213. Nominations and inquiries should be directed to the Chair of Search Committee, Steve Salley, at

Wayne State University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.


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