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.

Required Qualifications:
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.

Major New Research Inititiatives:
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 the Volgenau School of Engineering:
The Volgenau School of Engineering is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school enrolls approximately 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. This research crosses broadly over the 8 departments within the School, though the candidates will typically choose one department as their primary affiliation. In the 2018 calendar year, sponsored research expenditures by the School’s faculty amounted to $45 million and sponsored research awards amounted to $70 million. Research growth has been on a sharp trajectory with an average annual growth in awards of 60% over the past 3 years.

About Mason:
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, and reclassified again in December 2018. 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.

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, 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