Department of Computer Science--Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

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Position Information

Department Computer Science
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Department of Computer Science--Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Working Title Department of Computer Science--Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F196Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7198
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Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Department of Computer Science—Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall 2018. Exceptionally strong senior candidates may also be considered, and must have an established record of outstanding research and excellent teaching. Such candidates will be eligible for tenured associate professor or professor positions. As Virginia’s largest public research university, Mason has recently achieved Carnegie Research I status and is eager to build on its reputation of conducting research of consequence. 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.


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 Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the start date of the position and should have demonstrated potential for excellence and productivity in research and a commitment to high-quality teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

While applicants in all areas of computer science will be given serious consideration, we are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of computer graphics, human computer interaction, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and databases.

About Us:

The Future of Engineering is Here.
The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school enrolls approximately 7,300 students in 35 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-of-their-kind offerings. As part of a nationally ranked research university, the school’s faculty conducted more than $22 million in sponsored research in the last year. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

The Computer Science Department has over 40 faculty members with wide-ranging research interests including artificial intelligence, algorithms, autonomic computing, computational biology, computer graphics, computer vision, databases, data mining, parallel and distributed systems, real-time systems, robotics, security, software engineering, and wireless and mobile computing. The department has more than $7 million in annual research funding and 11 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award.

In addition to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in Computer Science, the department offers M.S. programs in Information Systems, Information Security and Assurance, and Software Engineering. It also participates in an interdisciplinary M.S. in Data Analytics Engineering. For more information on the department, visit our Web site:

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration applicants must apply for position number F196Az at; complete and submit the online application; and a complete C.V. with publications, statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 15, 2018
Posting Date 10/31/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. CV
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Philosophy of Teaching
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter