Department of Information Sciences and Technology – Open Rank, Multi Tenure-Line Faculty Positions

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An important comment on this job posting by Aditya Johri, GMU: We are especially interested in folks doing Learning Analytics/Educational Data Mining (defined broadly). Feel free to email me if you’ve any questions

Department: Information Sciences and Technology
Alternate Department Description: Volgenau School of Engineering

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Statement of Economic Interest: Not Applicable
Job Category: Instructional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title: Open Rank, Multi Tenure-Line Faculty Positions
Working Title: Open Rank, Multi Tenure-Line Faculty Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Position Number: F461AZ
Recruit Number: FAC7905
Location: Fairfax, VA
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Department of Information Sciences and Technology – Open Rank, Multi Tenure-Line Faculty Positions

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning Fall 2020. Senior candidates with established records of outstanding research and excellent teaching will be eligible for tenured Associate Professor or Professor positions. 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.

Responsibilities:

Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, develop an independent, externally funded research program, advise students, participate in all aspects of the department’s mission, and serve the profession.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have received a PhD in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field by the start date of the position. They should also have a demonstrated potential for excellence and productivity in research, and a commitment to high-quality teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants in all areas of Information Sciences and Technology will be given serious consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of cloud computing, data analytics and machine learning.

About the Department:

The department of Information Sciences & Technology has 28 full-time faculty members. In addition to BS and MS programs in Information Technology, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS in Cyber Security Engineering, MS in Data Analytics Engineering, and PhD in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering.

For more information on the department, visit our Web site: http://ist.gmu.edu/.

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.

About George Mason:

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F461AZ ; at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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 December 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by December 10, 2019

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)
  5. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions) 2

To apply for this job please visit jobs.gmu.edu.