[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Tenured Faculty Positions in the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering

Jyh-Ming Lien lienjyhming at gmail.com
Thu Mar 14 06:16:34 PDT 2019

*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.

For full consideration applicants must complete the online application at
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.

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 Initiatives*
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.


Jyh-Ming Lien
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Dept. of Computer Science
George Mason University

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