George Mason University
Department of Information Sciences and Technology
Multiple Open-Rank, Tenure-Track and Tenured Faculty Positions
Department of Information Sciences and Technology
The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning Fall 2022. Senior candidates with established records of outstanding research and excellent teaching 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; serve the profession; and embrace and help advance the University’s strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Applicants must have received a PhD in Information Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, 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.
Applicants in all areas of information science and technology, computing, and related areas will be given serious consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data mining and analytics, data science (including natural language processing, image processing), human centered computing (including information visualization, human computer interaction, pervasive & ubiquitous computing), network science, and information system design. Strong candidates from other areas will also be considered. Candidates who can build collaborations with other departments within the College and across the University will benefit from the strong support and encouragement for interdisciplinary collaboration with the College and the University. The department and the College place high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.
About the Department:
The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has 33 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 1,800 students. Additionally, the department has about 120 graduate students in the MS in Applied Information Technology (AIT) program. 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 MS program in Data Analytics Engineering and a PhD program in Information Technology (concentration in IST) offered by the CEC. Research expenditures of the IST department totaled about $2.2 million in FY 2021. 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: http://ist.gmu.edu/
A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia’s Technology Corridor:
The College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new 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 more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 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, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.
George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 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 has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides 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. The region 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 grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university 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 planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F692AZ; at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin December 7, 2021 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.