Department of Information Sciences and Technology at George Mason University
The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for multiple renewable-term, non-tenure-track positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Professor, and Instructor, beginning Fall 2022.
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.
The candidate will be responsible for teaching and service requirements consistent with the departmental policies:
Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate-level in the classroom and/or online; Developing and coordinating courses, managing adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants; Participating in student advising; and Performing other departmental /university service duties. Required Qualifications:
Applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor must have received a PhD in Information Sciences, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field by the start date of the position. Senior candidates for Associate Professor or Professor positions should also have an established record of teaching experience. Applicants who have received an MS in the fields listed above by the start date of the position will be considered for Instructor positions. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to education and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Applicants in all areas of information technology will be given serious consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of cloud computing, data sciences, cyber/information security, operating systems, and senior design capstone. Industry experience in these areas is highly desired. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience. The department and the College place a high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.
About the Department:
The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has 33 full-time faculty members with research foci in cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning, natural language processing, human-centered computing, and computing and engineering education. IST has the largest and fastest growing undergraduate major in the university, the ABET-accredited BS in Information Technology, serving more than 1,800 students. Additionally, the department has about 120 graduate students in the MS in Applied Information Technology (AIT) program. The online MS programs in IT <https://masononline.gmu.edu/programs/applied-information-technology-cyber-security-concentration-ms/> ranked 26th among public universities and 37th overall by U.S. News and World. In addition to BS and MS programs, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS program in Cyber Security Engineering, MS program in Data Analytics Engineering, and a PhD program in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the CEC. Research expenditures of the IST department totaled about $2.2 million in FY 2021. Funding sources include NSF, DOD, DARPA, NIH, and DHHS. Faculty awardees include NSF CAREER and NSFCRIIrecipients. For more information on the department, please visit our website: http://ist.gmu.edu/ <http://ist.gmu.edu/>.
A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology Corridor:
The 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 College, 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 $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G 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.
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. 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 building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement: 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 jobs.gmu.edu/ <http://jobs.gmu.edu/>!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements <https://www2.gmu.edu/safe-return-campus/vaccination-requirements?mason_source=vaccine_modal>.
Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F695AZ; at http://jobs.gmu.edu/ <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 7, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Equity Statement: George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.
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