Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
The George Mason University Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions beginning Fall 2020. 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 who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment to apply.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; develop an independent, externally funded research program; advise students at all levels; participate in all aspects of the department’s mission; and serve the profession.
About the Department:
The Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research has 22 full-time faculty members with wide-ranging research interests and a strong commitment to teaching. The department offers an ABET-accredited BS in Systems Engineering, MS degrees in both Operations Research and Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. The department participates in the school-wide MS in Data Analytics Engineering. The SEOR programs are ranked 36th nationally in their category in US News and World Report.
For more information on the department, visit our website: seor.vse.gmu.edu/.
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The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty. The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. 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 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.
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, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university 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 planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These 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.
Applicants must have received a PhD in Operations Research, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering 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. Senior candidates must have established records of outstanding research, teaching, and experience commensurate with their rank.
We are seeking exceptional candidates in all areas of systems engineering and operations research. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong foundations in model-based systems engineering, data-driven decision making, optimization, stochastic modeling, and analytics, with a focus in emerging areas of applications such as health care, energy, sustainability, financial engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems. Candidates with strong foundations in systems engineering methodologies, such as model-based systems engineering, systems architectures, and systems integration are particularly encouraged to apply. Similarly, candidates who can develop strong research programs in data intensive application areas within the context of systems engineering or operations research are particularly encouraged to apply.
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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.
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