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Open-Rank, Term Information Sciences and Technology Faculty

Employer
George Mason University
Location
Arlington, VA
Open-Rank, Term Information Sciences and Technology Faculty
    10000770
    Arlington, VA Fairfax, VA Manassas, VA
    Instructional Faculty
    Opening on: Feb 23 2024
        Add to favoritesFavorited View favoritesDepartment: College of Engineering and Computing - Information Sciences and Technology

        Classification: 9-month Instructional Faculty

        Job Category: Instructional Faculty

        Job Type: Full-Time

        Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

        Location: Fairfax/SciTech/Arlington, VA

        Workplace Type: Hybrid Eligible

        Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

        Criminal Background Check: Yes

        About the Department:

        The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has 45 full-time faculty members with diverse areas of research focus including cybersecurity, data mining and machine learning, natural language processing, human-centered computing, ubiquitous and mobile computing, cyber-physical systems, and engineering education. IST has the largest and fastest-growing undergraduate major in the university, the ABET-accredited and CAE-CD validated BS in Information Technology, serving about 2,000 students. Additionally, the department has about 150 graduate students in the MS in Applied Information Technology (AIT) program and 180 students in the MS in Information Systems program. The online MS programs in IT ranked 35th among public universities and 50th overall by U.S. News and World. In addition to BS and MS programs, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary Digital Media and Web Design Minor, MS program in Data Analytics Engineering, and a PhD program in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the College of Engineering and Computing. Research expenditures of the IST department totaled about $2.8 million in 2023. Funding sources include NSF, DOD, DARPA, NIH, and DHHS. Faculty awardees include NSF CAREER and NSF CRII recipients.

        About the Position:

        The Department of Information Sciences and Technology invites applications for multiple renewable-term, non-tenure-track faculty positions at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, or at the rank of Instructor, beginning Fall 2024.

        Candidates to this position will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses; participate in university, college and departmental governance; professional and public service; advising students; and performing related instructional assignments such as supervising senior projects, student internships and practicum.

        Applicant at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have interests in outreach, curriculum development, and significant experience in an academic setting in teaching for at least six years post Ph.D.

        Responsibilities:

        • Teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in the classroom and/or online;
        • As department needs dictate, developing and coordinating courses and managing adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants;
        • Participating in student advising; and
        • Performing other departmental/university service duties and serve the profession.

        Required Qualifications:

        Applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor must have received a Ph.D. in Information Sciences, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field. Senior candidates for Associate Professor or Professor positions should also have an established record of teaching experience. Applicants who have received an MS/MA in the fields listed above or an MBA/MPA with a significant portion of the program devoted to Information Technology will be considered for Instructor positions.

        Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Established record of teaching experience;
        • Related industry and/or teaching experience, preferably both, in the areas of cloud computing, data science, cyber/information security, databases, web application development and programming, operating systems, project management, and senior design capstone;
        • Administrative and/or managerial experience; and
        • Ability to build collaborations with other departments within the College and across the University.

        Instructions to Applicants:

        For full consideration, applicants must apply for Open-Rank, Term Information Sciences and Technology Faculty at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, complete CV with publications, statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (upload as Philosophy of Teaching), statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (upload as Diversity Statement), transcript (optional), and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

        Posting Open Date: February 23, 2024

        For Full Consideration, Apply by: March 18, 2024

        Open Until Filled?: Yes

        Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here

        About the College

        The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the CEC enrolled a record high of 10,933 students in fall 2023. The college has 34 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of its 320 full-time faculty, 93 are tenured, 77 are tenure-track, 90 are term faculty, and 60 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, CEC research teams expended $65 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and had projects with over $119 million in current and anticipated awards. The college stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The college encourages and supports multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.

        About the University and the Region

        George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of more than 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. The university has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William County. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to 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. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.

        About the Future

        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. As a result, Mason has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the university’s exciting initiatives are the launch of the Institute for Digital Innovation—a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy—and the expansion of Mason Square home to its Arlington facilities. In 2025, Fuse a new 355,000 square foot building, will open to students, faculty, and research teams. This net-zero facility will house the Institute for Digital Innovation, state-of the-art classrooms, labs, and collaborative spaces. It will also include retail space, and leasing opportunities for local businesses. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university’s already leading national position in computing and related areas.

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