Research Assistant Professor

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Closes
Nov 27, 2020
Ref
FAC8149
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
"Research Assistant Professor

The George Mason University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor position. 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: The primary duties of this position include conducting scientific research in the areas of statistical machine learning and wireless communications, supervising and mentoring graduate students in research and publication of results, procuring external research funding through proposal writing, and collaborating with colleagues in pursuing and conducting multidisciplinary research projects. The incumbent is expected to be an active member of the international scientific community.

Required Qualifications: * PhD in Electrical Engineering; * Knowledge and experience in sparse signal processing, cognitive radio, dynamic spectrum management, millimeter-wave massive MIMO systems, statistical machine learning, and distributed learning; * Skills in developing emerging 5G wireless solutions through innovative use of machine learning techniques; * Experience in wireless system design and analysis.

Preferred Qualifications: * Knowledge in distributed optimization and fast algorithms; * Skills in big data computing and programming; * Experience in student supervision and proposal writing.

About the Department: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) offers BS and MS degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering; as well as MS degrees in Digital Forensics and Telecommunications. The department is home to over 30 faculty members and close to 850 students, including about 270 graduate students. Our research portfolio is thriving, with faculty actively engaged in research in a diverse range of fields such as bioengineering, communications and networking, computer engineering, controls and robotics, cyber-physical systems, cyber security, digital forensics, nanoelectronics, power systems, signal processing, and space-based systems.

The ECE department supports other Mason Engineering programs through interdisciplinary collaboration in both education and research, and has close ties with the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security Engineering, Information Sciences and Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. Projects and hands-on activities are at the core of many of our educational programs where interdisciplinary projects and courses are highly integrated into the curriculum. Thousands of students have graduated from our department's accredited programs and gone on to prosperous careers in engineering and related fields. The department has close collaborations with the industry and receives strategic direction and insight on cutting edge technologies from its company partners and industrial advisory board that translate into innovative curricular and research initiatives. Further information about the department is available at http://ece.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. The school boasts more than 8,600 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 260 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 90 are tenured, 50 are tenure-track, 85 are instructional faculty, and 25 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $60 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The School encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, 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. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. 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."

"For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ for position F572AZ, and attach a cover letter with a concise statement of research interests, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information, and a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as 'Other Doc')."

"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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