Open Rank Term Faculty Position

Expiring today

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 30, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Open Rank Term Faculty Position MS Program in Data Analytics, Volgenau School of Engineering

The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) offers a unique opportunity to teach in our MS Data Analytics Engineering (DAEN) Program as a Term Assistant Professor. The DAEN Program is multidisciplinary and composed of courses from VSE departments and other schools/colleges within George Mason University. Applicants with considerable experience in higher education or industry may be considered for a higher rank appointment. Term faculty have promotion potential to the Associate and Full Professor ranks, but are non-tenure-track appointments.

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 Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: Term faculty have a four-course teaching load per semester and are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Department and Program. Reduction in teaching load is possible for research-active faculty. There is opportunity to teach in the summer for additional salary. Other administrative responsibilities include coordinating the concentrations of the MS program, and coordinating the online teaching of the core DAEN course offered in the Volgenau School of Engineering.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for Term Assistant Professor must have received a PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, or Operations Research, or other closely related fields, by the start date of the position. Other acceptable related degree fields include Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Health Care Analytics, or Quantitative Business Analytics with a strong background in Statistics and Computer Science. Applicants who have received a MS in one of the above fields by the start date of the position will be hired at the rank of Instructor.

Applicants should possess experience and enthusiasm for teaching statistics, data analysis, and programming, including analysis of massive data sets, and have experience in using technology in the classroom, including relevant data analytics, cloud computing, and statistical software packages. All applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with online, asynchronous delivery of classes.

About the Department and Program: The DAEN program currently has approximately 481 active students and offers a MS degree and certificate, with courses offered at both the Fairfax and Arlington campuses of George Mason University. In January 2019, DAEN initiated its online program. The DAEN program is housed in the Volgenau School of Engineering, which includes program concentrations in data analytics coordinated with the Departments of Computer Science, Systems Engineering and Operations Research, Information Science and Technology, Statistics, and Electrical Engineering.

Further information about the DAEN program can be found at

Further information about the Volgenau School is available at

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 F458AZ ; at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as 'Other Doc''), an unofficial transcript, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin December 20, 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.

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