Open-Rank Term Faculty Positions

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 17, 2021
Jan 26, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Cyber Security Engineering Program Multiple Open-Ranked Term Faculty Positions The George Mason University Department of Cyber Security Engineering within the Volgenau School of Engineering invites applications for renewable-term, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor and Instructor positions beginning Spring 2021. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply. About the Department The Cyber Security Engineering Program is concerned with the development of cyber-resilient systems, which includes the protection of the physical, computer, and network systems. It requires a proactive approach in engineering design of physical systems with cyber security incorporated from the beginning of system development. Cyber security engineering is an important quantitative methodology to be used in all industries to include, but not limited to, transportation, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, finance, government (federal, state, and local), and defense. The program is focused on the cyber security engineering of integrated cyber-physical systems. Our BS degree provides a foundation in cyber security engineering, and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics and science background. We anticipate having an MS degree by Fall 2020. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and Masters level courses as well as service duties associated with the department's undergraduate and proposed Master's degree program. Required Qualifications: * Applicants must have received a PhD in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, or a related field, by the start date of the position. Applicants who have received an MS in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security or a related field by the start date of the position will be considered for Instructor positions; * Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preferred Qualifications: * Applicants in all areas of computer science, computer engineering, and cyber security will be given serious consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates in the area of cyber security; * Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience. * Administrative and/or managerial experience is a plus; * Applicants with research experience and interests may lead and participate in research proposal efforts and research project execution. 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 F459AZ; 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 August 24, 2020 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. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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