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Assistant Professor, Data Sciences (Tenure-Track)

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For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and list of professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Computational & Data Sciences (CDS)
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant Professor, Data Sciences (Tenure-Track)
Working Title Assistant Professor, Data Sciences (Tenure-Track)
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F232AZ
Recruit Number Faculty - 7238
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Assistant Professor, Data Science (Tenure-Track )

The George Mason University, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) in the College of Science invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. 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.

Beginning in the Fall of 2018, this position will support academic development and vibrant research programs within CDS. The workload for this position follows the College’s workload policy including teaching, research, and service. The selected finalist will be expected to develop a diverse, externally funded research portfolio.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in data science from an accredited institution or an aptly related field such as computer science, computational science, a physical science, etc., and should have research interests congruent with the associated research centers listed below. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability or strong potential to attract funding and provide strong contributions to the continued growth of the academic programs. Applicants should have a promising research record and a demonstrated deep knowledge in the expanding field of data science, with a strong emphasis in one or more of the following fields: data mining, knowledge mining, big data analytics, data engineering, and image analysis.

Preferred Qualifications
Potential for success in both research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position.

About the Department
CDS is a rapidly growing department offering an undergraduate degree in (Computational and Data Sciences) and graduate programs in CSI (Computational Sciences and Informatics) and CSS (Computational Social Science). Interdisciplinary research directions are in modeling, simulation, data science, and computational social science. The successful candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative research environment that supports a wide array of shared facilities and dynamic research centers, such as the DataLab, the university-wide Center for Social Complexity, and the Department’s Center for Simulation and Modeling.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and list of professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 19, 2018
Posting Date 12/11/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? Yes
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Required Documents

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