Tenured Faculty Positions in the Volgenau School of Engineering
The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple tenured faculty positions at the Associate or Full Professor rank. We seek outstanding, entrepreneurial faculty having proven leadership in research in our strategic growth areas and who are passionate about research and education and in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment. Areas of interest include but are not limited to artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics and autonomous systems, cybersecurity, smart infrastructure, smart materials, advanced manufacturing, biomedical imaging and devices, biomaterials, and sustainability. Candidates with an impactful research record in emerging areas that are critical to addressing global challenges are particularly encouraged to apply.
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.
The candidate will be expected to lead transformative growth and impact of our research portfolio, and to further encourage and foster new and existing collaborations with academic, industrial, and governmental institutions in the greater Washington, D.C., area. The successful candidate will be expected to accelerate the growth of high-quality academic programs, facilitate interdisciplinary research initiatives, and broaden the scope and focus areas of research in Mason with significant potential for commercialization.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate in engineering, computer science, information technology, or a related field; and be eligible for a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. The successful candidate should have an outstanding research and publication record, as well as a commitment to excellence in both graduate and undergraduate education; significant leadership experience, including fostering interdisciplinary research/education and mentoring more junior colleagues. Candidates must have a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Concurrent with Amazon's recent announcement that it is building a new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Mason announced three exciting new initiatives: (1) the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) which will focus on a broad set of foundational areas, including Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems, Computational Methods, Cyber and National Security, Data Analytics and Data Science, Human-Centered Computing, and Resilient/Smart Infrastructure; (2) the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building; and (3) the launch of Mason's School of Computing. Together these three initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason's already leading national position in computing and related areas.
About Us: The Future of Engineering is Here.
The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school enrolls approximately almost 8,000 students in 35 bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-of-their-kind offerings. Of the 231 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 95 are tenured, 43 are tenure-track, 60 are instructional faculty, and 33 are research faculty.
Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its leadership in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure. Over the 12 months ending in November 2018, sponsored research expenditures by the School's faculty exceeded $44 million and sponsored research awards exceeded $67 million.
Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment exceeding 37,000 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. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason among the top 30 most innovative universities in the United States, and one of the nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive. Mason stands at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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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 jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration applicants must complete the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F383AZ; and upload a cover letter, a complete C.V. with publications, a teaching statement (to be attached as ‘other document’), a research statement, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as 'other document'), and the names of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will begin March 8, 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44873
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George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.