George Mason University — Multiple Open Rank Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Department of Information Sciences and Technology

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for multiple open rank, renewable-term, non-tenure-track positions beginning Fall 2021. Senior candidates with established records of outstanding teaching and service to profession will be considered at ranks of Associate Professor or Professor. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities
The candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses, developing and coordinating courses, managing adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants, participating in student advising, and performing other professional duties, and satisfying teaching and service requirements consistent with departmental policies. Collaborations within and beyond Mason, or as part of initiatives and cooperative ventures are encouraged.

Required Qualifications
Applicants for Assistant or Associate Professor positions must have earned a PhD in Information Sciences, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field by the start date of the position. Candidates for Instructor positions must have earned a MS in one of the fields listed above by the start date of the position. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or ability to teach courses in at least one of the areas of databases, cyber/information security, operating systems, programming, and senior design capstone. Practical experience in these areas is highly desired.

About the Department
The position will be housed in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. The department has 28 full-time faculty members. In addition to BS and MS programs in Information Technology, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS in Cyber Security Engineering, MS in Data Analytics Engineering, and offers an Information Technology concentration in the School-wide PhD program in Information Technology. For more information on the department, visit our website: https://ist.gmu.edu.

Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here
The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. The school boasts more than 8,600 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 250 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 90 are tenured, 50 are tenure-track, 85 are instructional faculty, and 25 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $60 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The School encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.

In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDEA), a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason’s already leading national position in computing and related areas. We also expect multiple joint faculty positions funded by Virginia’s Tech Talent Investment Program.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F576AZ; at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin December 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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