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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Systems Engineering/Operations Research

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F133Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a statement of professional goals (to be attached in ‘Other Doc’ field), a perspective on teaching, a perspective on research, a complete CV with publications, and a list of four professional references with contact information (name, title, address, phone, and e-mail). For full consideration applicants should apply by March 6, 2017; however applications will continued to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Systems Engineering & Operations Research
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Systems Engineering/Operations Research
Working Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions - Systems Engineering/Operations Research
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F133Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 6974
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Location Fairfax
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Positions – Systems Engineering/Operations Research

The George Mason University Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty position in Systems Engineering/Operations Research for Fall 2017. 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.

Tenure-track positions will be offered at the assistant professor level. Appointments at higher ranks may be considered for candidates with outstanding research and scholarly records of accomplishments.

The department is seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of data analytics, mainly predictive and prescriptive analytics. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong foundations in analytics; data-driven decision making; and optimization and model-based systems engineering, with a focus in emerging areas of applications such as health care, energy, sustainability, financial engineering, cybersecurity, and autonomous systems. We encourage faculty to innovate new data analytics methods and develop data intensive areas of application within the context of systems engineering, industrial engineering or operations research.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach particularly in the department’s data analytics tracks and in other departmental courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and to develop a strong, leading-edge research program that includes scholarly publications, research funding, and doctoral student supervision. This will include a focus on emerging application areas in order to develop new programs of research that have a tangible impact on the data analytics community. A reasonable amount of academic service in the department is also expected.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates for the position must have an earned Ph.D. in operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields, with a specialized focus on data analytics methods and data intensive applications in emerging areas; or be within completion of such a degree at the time of the start date of the position, and must demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality research, and evidence of teaching potential. Candidates with the ability to establish research programs with federal sponsors and industry are particularly desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

The department prefers candidates with a focus in emerging areas of applications such as health care, energy, sustainability, financial engineering, cybersecurity and autonomous systems.

Located just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C., George Mason University is in the heart of the region with the highest concentration of data analysts, systems engineers, and operations research practitioners in the country. The Department of Systems Engineering and Operations (SEOR) Research Department is home to 22 faculty members who maintain an outstanding reputation in a variety of research areas. Further information about the department can be found on its Web site at www.seor.gmu.edu. Questions about the positions should be directed to Professor Ariela Sofer, SEOR Dept Chair at asofer@gmu.edu.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F133Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a statement of professional goals (to be attached in ‘Other Doc’ field), a perspective on teaching, a perspective on research, a complete CV with publications, and a list of four professional references with contact information (name, title, address, phone, and e-mail). For full consideration applicants should apply by March 6, 2017; however applications will continued to be reviewed until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 6, 2017
Posting Date 02/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Philosophy of Teaching
  3. CV
  4. List of Professional References
  5. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents