Working Environment and Advantages: Being a Professor of Informatics at NJIT
Top 1% of faculty pay among 1,292 public universities - NJIT offers competitive salaries for faculty, new labs and facilities. Incoming tenure-track faculty begin with a teaching load of only 1/1, supporting a highly productive research agenda.
New York Metro Area - NJIT is located less than 25 minutes from Manhattan. Faculty can enjoy the urban lifestyle of the New York City metro area or the open space or rural New Jersey. NJIT is within the New York Metro Area, home to IBM, Verizon, Audible, Panasonic and many tech start-ups. There are also many companies in the fintech area.
Fast-growing University - NJIT was the third-fastest growing university in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 rankings, jumping 34 spots. Growth is also spurred by a bold $400 million expansion. Incoming 2019 faculty will be among more than 130 new or recent faculty hires at NJIT.
University Heights: Newark's Academic Hill - Newark is a university town with more than 50,000 students, faculty, and staff across five universities and colleges. NJIT and Rutgers are side-by-side campuses with shared programs and classes.
One of the largest Colleges of Computing on the East Coast - The Ying Wu College of Computing (YWCC) is the largest college of computing in the New York metro area. As a result, 25% of all high-tech employees in New Jersey trained at NJIT.
Research Support - YWCC is a strong, active research college with innovative projects funded by NSF, NIH, DARPA and partner companies such as Oculus, Verizon and others.
An EEO employer, NJIT offers a welcoming and supportive community of students and colleagues and encourages applications from diverse individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.