Assistant Professor, Data Sciences (Tenure-Track)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 16, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Faculty - 7525
Full Time
"Assistant Professor, Data Science (Tenure-Track)
The George Mason University, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) in the College of Science invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. 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.
Responsibilities Beginning in the Fall of 2019, this position will support academic development and vibrant research programs within CDS. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; support the department's PhD, masters and undergraduate programs; and provide service activities to the department, college and university. The workload for this position follows the College's workload policy including teaching, research, and service. The selected finalist will be expected to develop a diverse, externally funded research portfolio.
Required Qualifications Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in data science from an accredited institution or an aptly related field such as computer science, computational science, a physical science, etc., and should have research interests congruent with the associated research centers listed below. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract funding and provide strong contributions to the continued growth of the academic programs. Applicants need a promising research record and a demonstrated deep knowledge in the expanding field of data science, with a strong emphasis in one or more of the following fields: data mining, knowledge mining, big data analytics, data engineering, or related fields.
Preferred Qualifications Potential for success in both research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position.
About the Department George Mason University is the largest public university within the Commonwealth of Virginia, located a few miles to the west of Washington D.C. Mason has over 37,000 students, more than 200 degree programs, and was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. For more information about the Department of Computational and Data Sciences, visit For more information about the College of Science, visit ."

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