Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of ISOM

Position Information

Position Information

Department School of Business
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of ISOM
Working Title Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of ISOM
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F7266z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7180
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Term Instructor/Assistant Professor of ISOM

The George Mason University Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Area, within the School of Business, seeks applicants for a Term Instructor/Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to begin Spring 2018 to meet teaching needs primarily in the Management Information Systems (MIS) discipline. 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 school seeks applicants who aspire to an academic career with a primary focus on teaching. The initial appointment will be for January 2018 to May 2019. Subsequent renewals are based on performance, programmatic needs, and budgetary constraints. This is a full-time position with benefits. Rank assignment is contingent on level and type of experience and education. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position does not support work visa sponsorship.


The standard teaching load for this position will be 4:4, but may vary in accordance with unit workload policy based on qualifications. There is an opportunity for teaching in summer for extra compensation. Other responsibilities include service to the ISOM area; School of Business; and the university, such as student mentoring, committees, and interfacing with students and the business community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree (i.e., M.S.) in MIS or a related discipline.;
  • Possess the academic and professional credentials to effectively teach undergraduate MIS courses; and
  • Good citizenship in terms of service is critical as is the ability to work well with colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in MIS or related discipline;
  • Credentials that enable the candidate to teach a wide variety of courses among both the core and elective MIS courses in the undergraduate ISOM major; and
  • Ability to teach specialized IS courses in these graduate programs. These courses are offered in the M.S. in Technology Management and M.B.A. programs.

The School of Business:

Dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and part-time M.B.A. programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national and international business communities; and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice.

George Mason University:

George Mason University 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 F7266z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

In their cover letter, candidates should identify their preferred courses from the slate of undergraduate MIS courses, and the relevant graduate courses if applicable. A description of courses and recent syllabi can be found at:

  • Undergraduate MIS courses http://business.gmu.edu/undergraduate/courses/;
  • M.S. in Technology Management courses http://business.gmu.edu/masters-in-technology-management/curriculum/;
  • M.B.A. http://business.gmu.edu/mba-programs/curriculum/courses-syllabi/; and
  • Information about the ISOM Area may be found at http://business.gmu.edu/undergraduate/majors/isom/.

Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 26, 2017
Posting Date 09/29/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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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/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

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

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a PhD degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you flexible with time - willing to teach on weekdays/weeknights and/or Saturday?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you flexible with location - willing to teach in Fairfax, Loudoun County, and/or Arlington?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents