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Adjunct Faculty (Information Sciences and Technology)

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

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Information Sciences and Technology

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Adjunct Faculty (Information Sciences and Technology)

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Adjunct Faculty (Information Sciences and Technology)

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Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun, VA


Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement:

Adjunct Faculty – Department of Information Sciences and Technology

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for part-time adjunct faculty positions.

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.

About the Department:

The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has 44 full-time faculty members with research foci in cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning, natural language processing, human-centered computing, and computing and engineering education. IST has the largest and fastest growing undergraduate major in the university, the ABET-accredited BS in Information Technology, serving more than 2,000 students. Additionally, the department has over 200 graduate students in the Applied Information Technology (AIT) and MS in Information Systems (INFS) programs. The online MS programs in IT ranked 26th among public universities and 37th overall by U.S. News and World. In addition to BS and MS programs, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS program in Cyber Security Engineering, MS program in Data Analytics Engineering, and a PhD program in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the CEC. In FY22, IST faculty had $1.27M in research expenditures, received $2.88M in new awards, and submitted proposals for $8.63M. Several IST faculty members are affiliated with both school-level and university-level research centers and institutes. Funding sources include NSF, DOD, DARPA, NIH, and DHHS. Faculty awardees include NSF CAREER and NSF CRII recipients. For more information on the department, please visit our website:

Adjunct Faculty teach one or more IT courses in the following areas (current syllabi are available at

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber-Human Systems

  • Databases
  • Health Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Networking and Telecommunication
  • Programming
  • Web Application Development
  • Cloud Computing

Courses are offered in the daytime, evening, and on weekends at the Fairfax, Science and Technology (formerly Prince William), Arlington, and Loudoun campuses. Courses may be offered in several formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or Master’s degree with 18 graduate credits in an IT-related discipline;
  • Relevant practitioner-related experience;
  • Experience with a learning management system preferably Blackboard; and
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in an IT-related discipline;
  • Relevant professional experience;
  • Teaching experience at the university-level;
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and decision making of assigned courses with the Course Coordinator; and
  • Willingness to participate in department activities such as faculty meetings.

A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia’s Technology Corridor

The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.

In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university’s exciting plans are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a 360,000 square foot building¬–Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason’s transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world’s grand challenges.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number PO1GMU at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript of highest degree earned, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In your cover letter, please indicate the courses you would be interest in teaching and the general area of your expertise. Full consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 30, 2023; however, the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by::

June 30, 2023

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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!

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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