Multiple Open-Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Fairfax, VA

Multiple Open-Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA


Department of Information Sciences and Technology

Multiple Open-Rank, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions beginning Fall 2023. 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; and serve the profession.

Required Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants in all areas of information science and technology, computing, and related areas will be given full consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of artificial intelligence (including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and knowledge engineering), data mining and analytics, cybersecurity, human centered computing (including information visualization, human computer interaction, social computing, pervasive & ubiquitous computing), network science, cloud computing, and information system design. Strong candidates from other areas will be also considered.

About the Department:

The Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has 44 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 one of the largest and fastest growing undergraduate major in the university, the ABET-accredited and N-CAE-CD-validated BS in Information Technology, serving more than 1,800 students. Additionally, the department has about 130 graduate students in the MS in Applied Information Technology (AIT) program and co-coordinates the MS in Information Systems program. The online MS programs in IT ranked 26th among public universities and 37th overall according to U.S. News and World Report. In addition to BS and MS programs, the department also participates in an interdisciplinary BS program in Cyber Security Engineering, 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 $2.2 million in FY 2022. Funding sources include NSF, DOD, DARPA, NIH, and DHHS. Faculty include NSF CAREER and NSF CRII awardees.

For more information on the department, please visit our website:

Mason Computing: The Future of Computing is Here

The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the 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 10,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 302 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 93 are tenured, 75 are tenure-track, 82 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $70 million in sponsored research awards last year and have projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, community-based healthcare, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of 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. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to several 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. Fairfax 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 increase its capacity in engineering and computing. Some of the university’s exciting plans 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 360,000 square foot building–Fuse at Mason Square. Fuse will become the nexus of Mason’s transdisciplinary research, entrepreneurship, and academic program efforts in digital innovation, and will unite the public and private sectors in a collaborative alliance to address the world’s grand challenges.

Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F815AZ at

The review of applications will begin on December 10, 2022 and continue until the positions are 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.


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