Department of Information Sciences and TechnologyMultiple Open-Rank, Term Faculty PositionsThe George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for multiple renewable-term, non-tenure-track positions at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, or at the rank of Instructor, beginning Fall 2023. 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 and service requirements consistent with the departmental policies:Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate-level in the classroom and/or online;As department needs dictate, developing and coordinating courses and managing adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants;Participating in student advising; andPerforming other departmental/university service duties.Required Qualifications:Applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor must have received a PhD in Information Sciences, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field by the start date of the position. Senior candidates for Associate Professor or Professor positions should also have an established record of teaching experience. Applicants who have received an MS/MA in the fields listed above or an MBA/MPA with a significant portion of the program devoted to Information Technology by the start date of the position will be considered for Instructor positions. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to education and demonstrated excellence in teaching.Preferred Qualifications:Applicants in all areas of information technology will be given serious consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of cloud computing, data science, cyber/information security, databases, web application development and programming, operating systems, project management, and senior design capstone. Strong candidates will have related industry and/or teaching experience in these areas, preferably both. Administrative and/or managerial experience is a plus. The Department and the College place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.About the Department:The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has 44 full-time faculty members with diverse areas of research focus including cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning, natural language processing, human-centered computing, ubiquitous and mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, and engineering education. IST has one of the largest and fastest growing undergraduate major in the university, the ABET-accredited and N-CAE-CD-validated BS in Information Technology, serving more than 1,800 students. Additionally, the department has about 130 graduate students in the MS in Applied Information Technology (AIT) program and co-coordinates the MS in Information Systems program. The online MS programs in IT ranked 26th among public universities and 37th overall according to U.S. News and World Report. In addition to BS and MS programs, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS program in Cyber Security Engineering, MS program in Data Analytics Engineering, and a PhD program in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the College of Engineering and Computing. Research expenditures of the IST department totaled about $2.2 million in FY 2022. Funding sources include NSF, DOD, DARPA, NIH, and DHHS. Faculty include NSF CAREER and NSF CRII awardees.For more information on the department, please visit our website: http://ist.gmu.edu/Mason Computing: The Future of Computing is HereThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the 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 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 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, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 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. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university's exciting plans 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 360,000 square foot building-Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason's transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world's grand challenges.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F817AZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including their perspective on teaching and research (to attach as 'Other Doc'), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to them (to attach as 'Other Doc 2'), and the names of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will begin on December 2, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.
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