Cyber Security Term Faculty

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 14, 2019
Oct 03, 2019
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time
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 (VSE), invites applications for two term faculty non-tenure track positions beginning August 2019. Preferred candidates will have experience in cybersecurity and engineering. Candidates will be eligible for term assistant professor positions. Exceptionally strong senior candidates with an established record of outstanding teaching, relevant research, and extensive experience in the cybersecurity field will be eligible for term associate professor or term professor positions. 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.

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 program requirements, manage graduate teaching assistants, participate in student advising, and perform other professional duties.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned PhD or DSc degree before the start date of the position in one of the following fields: information technology, computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, or a closely related field. Teaching in the respective cybersecurity engineering disciplines at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels is expected, and the ability to bridge to associated cybersecurity 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 teaching courses in cybersecurity and closely related domains. 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 and cybersecurity engineering.

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 stood at close to 8,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked research university, the engineering school's research teams earned more than $68 million in sponsored research awards in the last calendar year. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's 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.

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 nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.

Mason's 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.

For full consideration, qualified applicants must complete the online application at for position F371AZ 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, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as 'other document'), and the names of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will begin April 4, 2019 and continue until the position is 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!

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