Department of Computer ScienceMultiple Open-Rank, Term Faculty PositionsThe George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for multiple, renewable-term, non-tenure-track teaching faculty positions at all levels 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.Candidates who are in a dual-career situation may be able to take advantage of the university's support for dual-career recruitment.Responsibilities:Successful candidates will be expected to teach primarily at the undergraduate level; advise undergraduate students; participate in the department's educational mission; and embrace and help advance the University's strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Qualified candidates may also have the opportunity to teach at the graduate level. The Department is currently based on Mason's Fairfax campus, but plans are underway to expand the Department's presence at the Mason Square campus in Arlington, where there will be additional opportunities for teaching.Required Qualifications:Applicants for Term Assistant Professor positions must have received a PhD in Computer Science or a related field by the start date of the position. Senior applicants with a record of outstanding teaching may be considered for higher ranks. Applicants who have received an MS in Computer Science or a related field by the start date of the position will be considered for Term Instructor positions. Candidates may also be considered who hold a degree in some other field but have significant experience teaching computer science. All applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching.Preferred Qualifications:While applicants in all areas of computer science will be given serious consideration, we are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of computer science education, software engineering, programming languages, databases, security, ethics, and data analytics. Administrative and/or managerial experience is a plus. The Department and the College place 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 Computer Science has 21 teaching-track faculty and 57 tenured and tenure-track faculty with wide-ranging research interests, and strong research groups in cybersecurity, systems and networks, machine learning and data mining, artificial intelligence, robotics, visual computing, theory, databases, bioinformatics, HCI, and software engineering. The department has seen a substantial increase in computer science majors as enrollment has grown from 550 undergraduates in 2012 to over 2,200 today. The department has nearly 200 PhD students and over 950 Masters students enrolled in four MS programs. The Department has around $5 million in annual research expenditures, 20 recipients of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award, four IEEE Fellows, and three ACM Fellows. The department is currently ranked 44th on CSRankings.For more information on the department, visit our website: https://cs.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 boasts10,000 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 F825AZ; 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 2'), and the names of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will begin December 2, 2022, and will continue until 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."