Computer Science Department -Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

  • Professional
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Expires on: January 12, 2019

George Mason University
Computer Science

The George Mason University Department of Computer Science, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for the position of tenure-track assistant professor beginning fall 2019. Exceptionally strong senior candidates may also be considered, and must have an established record of outstanding research and excellent teaching. Such candidates will be eligible for tenured associate professor or professor 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.


Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; develop an independent, externally funded research program; advise students; participate in all aspects of the department’s mission; and serve the profession.

Required Qualifications: 

Applicants must have received a PhD in computer science or a related field by the start date of the position and should have demonstrated potential for excellence and productivity in research, and a commitment to high-quality teaching.

Preferred Qualifications: 

While applicants in all areas of computer science will be given serious consideration, we are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of software engineering, programming languages, and human-computer interaction.

 About the Department: 

The department has more than 50 faculty members with wide-ranging research interests including artificial intelligence, algorithms, autonomic computing, computational biology, computer graphics, computer vision, databases, data mining, parallel and distributed systems, real-time systems, robotics, security, software engineering, and wireless and mobile computing. The Computer Science Department has over $8 million in annual research funding and has 11 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER awards. For more information on the department, visit our website:

About Us: The Future of Engineering is Here.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. Mason’s Fairfax, SciTech, and Arlington Campuses are in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., providing unmatched access to many federal agencies and national laboratories. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system. 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.

For full consideration applicants must complete the online application at for position F056AZ; and attach a complete C.V. with publications, a statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as ‘other document’), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.