Adjunct Faculty (Information Sciences and Technology)
The George Mason University Department of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), invites applications for part-time Adjunct Faculty 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.
About the Volgenau School of Engineering: – The Future of Engineering Is Here The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school boasts approximately 8,000 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked R1 research university, its sponsored research awards over the last 12 months are approximately $100 million. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
About George Mason University: George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason as one of the nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.
Mason is located in Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C., with 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. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system
Adjunct Faculty teach one or more IT courses in the following areas (current syllabi are available at http://ist.gmu.edu/students/current-students/course-syllabi/):
Big Data Analytics
Data Analytics in Social Media
Health Information Technology
Networking and Telecommunications
Courses are offered in the daytime, evening, and on weekends at the Fairfax, Science and Technology (formerly Prince William), and Loudoun Campuses. Courses may be offered in several formats: face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
Prepare and teach assigned courses at scheduled class meetings, using pedagogically sound methods, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;
Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;
Maintain accurate, transparent student records;
Assist and foster student success by maintaining regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;
Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;
Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;
Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; and
Complete other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the course coordinator.
PhD or master's degree with 18 graduate credits in an IT-related discipline;
Relevant practitioner-related experience;
Experience with a learning management system preferably Blackboard; and
Solid verbal and written communication skills.
Terminal degree in an IT-related discipline;
Relevant professional experience;
Teaching experience at the university-level;
Willingness and enthusiasm to participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and decision making of assigned courses with the Course Coordinator; and
Willingness to participate in department activities such as faculty meetings.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
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/!
George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number PO6514 at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
Applicants may attach the following optional documents: unofficial transcript, philosophy of teaching statement, and up to three letters of recommendation as part of their application. An official transcript will be required for an offer to be issued.
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: 45421
About George Mason University
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.