Adjunct Faculty (Information Sciences and Technology)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Department of Information Sciences and Technology Volgenau School of Engineering Adjunct Faculty

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), invites interested applicants to join the department as part-time Adjunct Faculty. 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.

Expertise in the following areas is needed: Adjunct Faculty teach one or more IT courses in the following areas (current syllabi are available at

Graduate: * Big Data Analytics; * Natural Language Processing; * Machine Learning; * Data Mining; * Cybersecurity; * Cyber-Human Systems.

Undergraduate: * Databases; * Health Information Technology; * Cybersecurity; * Networking and Telecommunications; * Programming; * Web Application Development; * Cloud Computing.

Courses are offered in the daytime, evening, and on weekends at the Fairfax, Science and Technology (formerly Prince William), and Loudoun campuses. Courses may be offered in several formats: face-to-face, hybrid and online.

Responsibilities: * Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline; * Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes; * Maintain accurate, transparent student records; * Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries; * Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades; * Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses; * Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; * Other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator.

Required Qualifications: * PhD or Master's degree with 18 graduate credits in an IT-related discipline; * Relevant practitioner-related experience; * Experience with a learning management system preferably Blackboard; * Solid verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: * Terminal degree in an IT-related discipline; * Relevant professional experience; * Teaching experience at the university-level; * Willingness and enthusiasm to participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and decision making of assigned courses with the Course Coordinator; * Willingness to participate in department activities such as faculty meetings.

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:

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 PO6514, and attach a cover letter indicating applicant's interest and experience and teaching philosophy, CV, Diversity Statement (500 words max, to be attached as 'other document'), and a list of three professional references with contact information. Applicants may attach the following optional documents: unofficial transcript and up to three letters of recommendation as part of their application. An official transcript will be required for an offer to be issued.

"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!

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