Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA, VA
Oct 30, 2018
Apr 05, 2019
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty - Department of Information Sciences and Technology

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, in the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate or professor beginning Fall 2019. Exceptionally strong senior candidates may also be considered and must have an established record of excellence in research and teaching. These candidates will be eligible for tenured associate professor or professor positions.

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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

While applicants in all areas of information sciences and technology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in data analytics and machine learning. The candidates should in addition have the ability and experience to teach courses in areas such as data analytics, data bases, machine learning.

Responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Establishing a competitive research program in his/her area(s) of expertise;
  • Develop and/or continue multidisciplinary collaboration; and
  • Satisfy teaching and service requirements consistent with the department policies.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned PhD before the start date of the position in one of the following fields: information sciences, information technology, computer science, or a related field. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program and a commitment to excellence in university teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be those who have experience or ability to teach courses in at least one of areas of data analytics and/or machine learning.

The position will be housed in the Department of Information Sciences & Technology. The department has 28 full-time faculty members and in addition to bachelors and masters programs in information technology, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS in Cyber Security Engineering, MS in Data Analytics Engineering, and PhD in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering. For more information on the department, visit our web site:

About Us: The Future of Engineering Is Here. The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. Its fall 2018 enrollment stands at close to 8,000 students in 37 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked research university, the engineering schools research teams earned more than $68 million in sponsored research awards in the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginias technology corridor, Mason Engineering is known for its leadership in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, health care technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

About George Mason University: George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. The university is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mason among the top 30 most innovative schools nationwide and one of the nations top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.

Masons Fairfax, SciTech, and Arlington Campuses are in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., providing unmatched access to many federal agencies and national laboratories. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system. 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.

Special Instructions : For full consideration applicants must complete the online application at for position F354AZ; and attach a complete curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as ‘other document), and the names of three professional references. For full consideration applicants must apply by February 1, 2019, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

MasonAd : 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 Masons 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!

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Equity Statement : 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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