Open-Rank Term Faculty Positions

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 26, 2021
May 21, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Term Faculty - Department of Information Sciences and Technology

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for one or more open rank full-time, non tenure-track, instructional faculty position beginning Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. The faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. 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.

About the Department: The position will be housed in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. The department has 28 full-time faculty members. In addition to bachelor's and master's programs in Information Technology, the department also participates in several interdisciplinary degree programs offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering, including BS in Cyber Security Engineering, MS in Data Analytics Engineering, and PhD in Information Technology (concentration in IST). For more information on the department, visit our website:

Responsibilities: * Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level; * Developing and coordinating courses; * Managing adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants; * Participating in student advising; * Satisfying teaching and service requirements consistent with the departmental policies; * Performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: * Candidates must have earned a PhD before the start date of the position in one of the following fields: information sciences, information technology, computer science, or a related field to be considered for a rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates who have received an MS in information sciences, information technology, computer science, or a related field, will be considered for the rank of Instructor; * Must possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching; * Applicants for the position at the Associate Professor rank should have significant experience; * While applicants in all areas of information sciences and technology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in databases, cyber/information security, operating systems, and programming.

Preferred Qualifications: * Experience and/or ability to teach courses in at least one of the areas of databases, information security, operating systems, and programming. Practical experience in these areas is highly desired.

About Mason: 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 36 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. The total anticipated value of VSE's active research grants and contracts exceed $400M in a variety of emerging technologies, including big data, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, healthcare, sustainable infrastructure, advanced materials, and mobile communications.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the Carnegie 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, located in the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C., has unmatched geographical access to a numerous 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 plans to grow 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 complete the online application at for position F454AZ, and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests (to be attached as 'other document'), and a list of three professional references with contact information. For full consideration, applicants must apply by August 13, 2020. However, the review of applications will 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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