Term (Non-Tenure-Track) Faculty

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 30, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research Open Rank Term Instructional Faculty Position

The George Mason University Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for an open-rank, renewable-term, non-tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2020. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach SEOR courses supporting the interdisciplinary MS program in Data Analytics Engineering. This individual will have a position within the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations (SEOR). This position can be at any rank (instructor or assistant, associate, or full professor) commensurate with education and experience. Teaching will primarily be at the graduate level, but may also include the undergraduate level where appropriate. In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate courses, manage graduate teaching assistants, participate in student advising, and perform other professional duties. A candidate with a research background, including scholarly publications and research funding, may be able to reduce the teaching course load through research activities.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for the position must have received a PhD in Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field by the start date of the position. Applicants who have received a MS Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field by the start date of the position will be hired at the rank of Instructor. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of predictive and prescriptive analytics. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong foundations in analytics, data-driven decision making, optimization, and systems engineering methodologies, with a focus in emerging areas of applications such as health care, energy, sustainability, financial engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems. For candidates considering a research component to their employment, we are looking for candidates to innovate new data analytics methods and develop data intensive areas of application within the context of systems engineering, industrial engineering, or operations research.

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, and especially with teaching in a distance-learning environment. Practical experience with analyzing big data in a broad range of application areas is a plus.

About the Department: The Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research has 22 full-time faculty members with wide-ranging research interests and a strong commitment to teaching. The department offers an ABET-accredited BS in Systems Engineering, MS degrees in both Operations Research and Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. The department participates in the school-wide MS in Data Analytics Engineering. The SEOR programs are ranked 36th nationally in their category in US News and World Report.

For more information on the department, visit our website: seor.vse.gmu.edu/.

Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty. The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. 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, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university 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 planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F453AZ; at http://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'), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin January 6, 2020 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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