Adjunct Faculty (Cyber Security Engineering)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 03, 2021
Oct 12, 2022
Full Time
Adjunct Faculty (Cyber Security Engineering) Positions, College of Engineering and Computing The George Mason University Department of Cyber Security Engineering (CYSE), within the College of Engineering and Computing, invites applications for Adjunct Faculty positions to teach multiple courses. The positions are for part-time Adjunct Faculty members who are available to teach Spring 2022 sessions that are scheduled to start on January 18, 2022, or teach Fall 2022 sessions that are scheduled to start on August 22, 2022. George Mason 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 Position: Adjunct faculty members are needed to either teach required course(s) in the major, or through engineering expertise to develop elective course(s) that meet the needs of the program. Courses are offered at the Fairfax Campus and are planned to extend to the Arlington Campus during daytime or evening hours. Expertise in the following courses are needed: CYSE 610 Networks and CybersecurityCYSE 580 Hardware and Cyber Physical SystemsCYSE 570 Fundamentals of Operating SystemsCYSE 424 Embedded and Real Time SystemsCYSE 462 Mobile Devices / Network SecurityCYSE 470 User Experience EngineeringCYSE 477 Intrusion DetectionCYSE 421 Industrial Control Systems SecurityCYSE 411 Secure Software EngineeringCYSE 211 Operating Systems and Lab 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; andOther duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator. Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Cyber Security or a closely related field; andSolid verbal and written communications skills. Preferred Qualifications: PhD or a terminal degree in Cyber Security or a closely related field;Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard;Relevant professional experience; andTeaching experience at the college level. About the Department:Established in 2019, the Department of Cyber Security Engineering (first of its kind) is focused on academics and research for the cyber security engineering of integrated cyber-physical systems. The mission of the department is to develop proactive approach in engineering design of physical systems with cyber security incorporated from the beginning to the end of the system development life cycle. 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), manufacturing and defense. The department prepares students with a foundation in cyber security engineering, and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics, science and computing background. A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology CorridorThe College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 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. The College 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 College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines. George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 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 has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides 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. The region 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 apply for position number POC078 at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In your cover letter, please indicate the courses you would be interest in teaching and the general area of your expertise. The review of applications will continue until the positions are 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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