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Adjunct Faculty (Computer Science)


Computer Science

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Adjunct Faculty (Computer Science)

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Department of Computer Science
Adjunct Faculty

The George Mason University Department of Computer Science (CS), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites interested applicants to join the department as part-time Adjunct Faculty starting in Fall 2023. 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 position will be housed in the Department of Computer Science. The department has 80 full-time faculty members. In addition to the MS and PhD programs described above, the department offers two undergraduate degrees, a BS in Computer Science (BS-CS) and a BS in Applied Computer Science (BS-ACS). The department also participates in interdisciplinary degree programs such as the PhD in Information Technology. For more information on the department, visit our website:

About the Position:

The department’s primary need for Adjunct Faculty is for graduate-level teaching, but opportunities for undergraduate-level teaching are also occasionally available. The department has four master’s degree programs—MS in Computer Science, MS in Information Security Assurance, MS in Information Systems, and MS in Software Engineering, and a PhD in Computer Science. These programs serve over 1000 part-time and full-time students. The department offers more than 50 graduate courses each semester.

Adjunct Faculty teach one or more courses on the following subjects (with current syllabi available at

  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Cryptography;
  • Data mining and machine learning;
  • Graphics and visual computing;
  • Information and software security;
  • Information systems;
  • Networks;
  • Programming languages;
  • Software engineering;
  • Systems;
  • Theoretical computing; and
  • User experience design.

Courses are offered on GMU’s Fairfax campus and are typically offered in the evening to accommodate part-time students who hold full-time jobs. In addition, the department is offering an increasing number of courses at GMU’s Mason Square campus in Arlington. Courses may be offered in several formats: face-to-face, online, and hybrid.


  • Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;
  • Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;
  • Maintain accurate, transparent student records;
  • Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;
  • Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;
  • Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; and
  • Other duties as assigned by contract or by the Program Director.

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in computer science or a closely-related discipline;
  • Relevant professional experience;
  • Teaching experience at the university-level; and
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and decision making of assigned courses with program directors.

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. Consideration will be given to applicants who apply by June 18, 2023, however the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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June 18, 2023

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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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