Professor of Computer Science


Posting Number: F000832 Academic Title: Professor of Computer Science Rank: Administrative Title: Chair, Dept. of Computer Science Discipline Engineering Specialty: Computer Science Contract Type: With Tenure Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University invites applications for Chair of the Department of Computer Science to begin as early as the summer of 2016. The applicants should qualify for the position of tenured full professor in the department. The chair will hold an endowed professorship. This is an opportunity for a person with outstanding qualifications to lead and to expand an established and growing department.

George Washington (GW) is the largest university in the nation's capital with close access to many federal funding agencies and research laboratories. The University offers comprehensive programs in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts studies, as well as, degrees in engineering, law, medicine, public health, education, business and international affairs. In support of its emphasis on research in science and technology, the University has constructed a new 500,000 square foot Science and Engineering Hall in the heart of campus; this includes state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories, clean rooms, imaging facilities, and other modern facilities. The School of Engineering and Applied Science, including the Computer Science Department, moved into the building in the spring of 2015.

The Department of Computer Science offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Computer Science, and an M.S. degree program in Cybersecurity. Its education and research programs span core, as well as, cutting-edge areas, with funding from NSF, NIH, DOD, NASA and other sources. Additionally, the University is a federally-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Research on security. Due to the high demand of Computer Science in the Washington area, the new chair will oversee a rapid expansion of the faculty.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The new Chairperson will be expected to lead the Department, to supervise all of its resources, and to promote and support excellence in teaching and research. Equally, the new Chairperson, will lead an effective recruiting of talented faculty and students; he or she will vigorously catalyze and further develop the Department's collaborations and relationships across the University and with Government and industry. The new Chairperson will be an active promoter of diversity, an enthusiastic proponent of creativity, innovation and outreach, and an effective advocate and spokesperson for the Department, both within and beyond the University.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have:
• a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field
• evidence of outstanding research and academic achievements with a strong reputation in the research and professional community
• a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Other Benefits: Other Information: Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries will be accorded the utmost discretion. To inquire, please email: Roger Lang, Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department ( To apply, complete the online faculty application, at and upload a detailed CV or resume, full contact information for five professional references and a cover letter that describes your research and teaching accomplishments and your views of growth opportunities in computer science. References will be expected to address research and teaching skills necessary for appointment at the full professor rank, as well as, skills for the chair position including leadership, interpersonal, administrative, and mentoring abilities. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have an earned doctorate in computer science or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Can you provide evidence of outstanding research and academic achievements that make you suitable for appointment as a full professor?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate a strong reputation in the research and professional community as evidenced by publications and works in progress?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the ability to teach effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels as evidenced by student evaluations, teaching evaluations, professional references, etc.?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents