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

Position Information

Position Information

Department Information Sciences and Technology
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty, Information Sciences and Technology Department
Working Title Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty, Information Sciences and Technology Department
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F203Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7200
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

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

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for Tenure-Track or Tenured faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate professor or professor beginning Fall 2018. Exceptionally strong senior candidates may also be considered and must have an established record of excellence in research and teaching. These 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. The university has a strong institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich its academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.


The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Establishing a competitive research program in the individual’s area(s) of expertise;
  • Developing and/or continuing multidisciplinary collaboration; and
  • Satisfying teaching and service requirements consistent with the 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 the areas of data analytics and/or machine learning with applications to cybersecurity. While applicants in all areas of information sciences and technology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in data analytics and machine learning with applications to cybersecurity.

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 position will be housed in the department of Information Sciences and Technology. The department has 27 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). For more information on the department, visit our Web site: http://ist.gmu.edu/.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, qualified applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position F203Az and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests, a statement of research interests, and a list of three professional references with contact information. For full consideration, applicants must apply by February 1, 2018, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 1, 2018
Posting Date 11/02/2017
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. Research Statement
Optional Documents