Term Instructor or Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Position Information

Position Information

Department Computer Science
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Term Instructor or Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Working Title Term Instructor or Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F198Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7197
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Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Term Instructor or Assistant Professor, Computer Science

The George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for renewable term, nontenure-track Instructor and Assistant Professor positions beginning Fall 2018. 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.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate computer science courses as well as service duties associated with the department’s undergraduate degree programs.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants for assistant professor positions must have received a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the start date of the position. Applicants with an M.S. degree in computer science or a related field will be considered for instructor positions. Applicants should possess a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience. Administrative and/or managerial experience is a plus.

About the Department:

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. For more information on the department, visit our Web site: http://cs.gmu.edu/.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration please submit a faculty application and application materials online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F198Az. To apply, you will need a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete C.V. with publications and teaching history, and the names of three references. The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: December 15, 2017
Posting Date 11/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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

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Required Documents

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