Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty - Department of Information Sciences and Technology

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Department Information Sciences and Technology
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty - Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Working Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty - Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F126Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 6975
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Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty – Department of Information Sciences and Technology

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level beginning 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.

The position will be housed in the department of Information Sciences and Technology. The department has over 20 full-time faculty members and in addition to B.S. and M.S. programs in Information Technology, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary B.S. in Cyber Security Engineering, M.S. in Data Analytics Engineering, and Ph.D. in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by VSE. For more information on the department, visit our website: http://ist.gmu.edu/.

Candidates for senior ranks must have an established record of excellence in research and teaching. Such candidates will be eligible for tenured appointments appropriate to the rank. While applicants in all areas of information sciences and technology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in digital, privacy and security and cybersecurity engineering.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Establishing a competitive research program in his/her area(s) of expertise;
  • Develop and/or continue multidisciplinary collaboration; and
  • Satisfy teaching and service requirements consistent with department policies.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. before the start date of the position in one of the following fields: information sciences, information technology, computer science, or a related field. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of excellence in research with the potential to establish an independent research program and a commitment to excellence in university teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidates will be those who have experience or ability to teach courses in at least one of areas of engineering impacted by cybersecurity issues.

About Mason:

Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of approximately 35,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason stands at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. The northern Virginia business community includes a large number of Fortune 500 companies. In addition to its 677-acre main campus in Fairfax, Mason has campuses in Arlington and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well as an international campus in Songdo, Korea.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F126Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests (to be attached as ‘Other Doc’), a statement of research interests, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For full consideration, applicants must apply by March 2, 2017. However the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 6, 2017
Posting Date 02/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? No
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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/!

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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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Required Documents

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