Adjunct Faculty (Computer Science)

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Jun 18, 2022
Closes
Jul 11, 2022
Ref
FAC8762
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Department of Computer ScienceAdjunct FacultyThe George Mason University Department of Computer Science (CS), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites interested applicants to join the department as part-time Adjunct Faculty starting in Fall 2022. 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.The department's primary need for Adjunct Faculty is for graduate-level teaching. The department has four master's degree programs-MS in Computer Science, MS in Information Security Assurance, MS in Information Systems, and MS in Software Engineering, and a PhD in Computer Science. These programs serve several hundred part-time and full-time students. The department offers more than 50 graduate courses each semester.Adjunct Faculty teach one or more courses on the following subjects (with current syllabi available at https://cs.gmu.edu/syllabi/):Artificial intelligence;Cryptography;Data mining and machine learning;Graphics and visual computing;Information and software security;Information systems;Networks;Programming languages;Software engineering;Systems;Theoretical computing; andUser experience design.Courses are offered on GMU's Fairfax campus and are typically offered in the evening to accommodate part-time students who hold full-time jobs. Courses may be offered in several formats: face-to-face, online, and hybrid.Responsibilities:Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;Maintain accurate, transparent student records;Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; andOther duties as assigned by contract or by the Program Director.Required Qualifications:PhD or Master's degree with 18 graduate credits in a computing discipline;Relevant practitioner-related experience;Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard; andExcellent verbal and written communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Terminal degree in an IT-related discipline;Relevant professional experience;Teaching experience at the university-level; andWillingness and enthusiasm to participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and decision making of assigned courses with program directors.About the Department:The position will be housed in the Department of Computer Science. The department has 70 full-time faculty members. In addition to the MS and PhD programs described above, the department offers two undergraduate degrees, a BS in Computer Science (BS-CS) and a BS in Applied Computer Science (BS-ACS). The department also participates in interdisciplinary degree programs such as the PhD in Information Technology.For more information on the department, visit our website: https://cs.gmu.edu/A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology CorridorThe College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 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 has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides 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. The region 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. 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, 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 building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number PO025Z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In your cover letter, please indicate the courses you would be interest in teaching and the general area of your expertise.Consideration will be given to applicants who apply by July 17, 2022, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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