Cyber Security Term Faculty Recruit

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Faculty - 7376
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time
Instructor/Assistant/Associate or Full Professor, Term Faculty Cyber Security Engineering, Volgenau School of Engineering

The George Mason University Cyber Security Engineering (CYSE) program, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for 2 term faculty non-tenure track positions beginning August 2018. Candidates must have an established record of excellence in cyber security engineering. These candidates will be eligible for positions at the rank of term instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor. As Virginia's largest public research university, Mason has recently achieved Carnegie Research I status and is eager to build on its reputation of conducting research of consequence. The university has a strong institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich its academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

The positions will be within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE). The positions can be at any rank (instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor) commensurate with education and experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidates are expected to teach CYSE courses supporting the Cyber Security Engineering Program. Teaching may be at the undergraduate and/or the graduate-level. In addition, the candidates will coordinate courses, participate in the ABET accreditation progress, manage graduate teaching assistants, participate in student advising, and perform other professional duties.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned MS and/or PhD before the start date of the position in one of the following fields: information technology, computer science, cyber security or a related field. Teaching in the respective cyber security engineering disciplines at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expected, and the ability to bridge to associated cyber security engineering areas is an advantage.

Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Excellent communication skills are expected.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be those who have experience or ability to teach courses in cybersecurity. Practical experience in the area of cybersecurity is highly desired. While applicants in all areas of information sciences and technology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in cybersecurity. It is preferred that applicants possess a MS or PhD degree at time of application submission.

About Us: The Future of Engineering is Here. The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school enrolls approximately 7,300 students in 35 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-of-their-kind offerings. As part of a nationally ranked research university, the school's faculty conducted more than $28 million in sponsored research in the fiscal last year. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure. For more information about the school, visit

For full consideration, qualified applicants must apply online at for position F201AZ and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests (to be attached as 'other document'), a statement of research interests if applicable, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For full consideration, applicants must apply by July 10, 2018. However the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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