Open Rank Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Systems Engineering and Operations Research

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 13, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time
"George Mason University Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research Open Rank Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The George Mason University Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for an open rank, renewable-term, non-tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall 2021. Senior candidates with established records of outstanding teaching and service to profession will be considered at ranks of Associate Professor or Professor. 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 successful candidate will be expected to teach courses supporting the BS and MS programs in Systems Engineering and may teach systems engineering courses supporting the BS program in Cyber Security Engineering. This individual will have a position within the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations (SEOR). This position can be at any level (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) commensurate with education and experience. Teaching will primarily be at the undergraduate level but may also include the graduate level where appropriate. In addition, the successful candidate will coordinate courses, manage graduate teaching assistants, participate in student advising, serve on departmental committees, 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. Collaborations within and beyond Mason, or as part of initiatives and cooperative ventures are encouraged.

Required Qualifications Applicants must have received a PhD in Systems Engineering, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, or a related field by the start date of the position. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of systems engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong foundations in model-based systems engineering. Ability to teach SysML in computing courses and experience in UML/object-oriented design and modeling are desired. For candidates considering a research component to their employment, we are looking for candidates to innovate systems engineering methods in emerging application areas such as cyber security, health care, energy, sustainability, financial engineering, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems.

About the Department The Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research has 23 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 program. The SEOR programs are ranked 39th nationally in their category in US News and World Report. For more information on the department, visit our web site: .

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 250 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.

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 (IDEA), 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. We also expect multiple joint faculty positions funded by Virginia's Tech Talent Investment Program."

"For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F581AZ; at ; 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 11, 2021 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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