- Bachelor's Degree
- Doctoral Degree
- Master's Degree
- Computer Forensics
- Signal Processing
- Machine Learning
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor,
Hardware Cybersecurity Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The George Mason University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of hardware cybersecurity engineering beginning fall 2019.
As Virginia’s largest public research university, Mason has recently achieved Carnegie Research I status and is eager to build on its reputation of conducting research of consequence. The university has an institutional commitment to achieving excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and encourages candidates who will enrich its 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; participate in all aspects of the department’s mission; and serve the profession.
Applicants must have received a PhD in computer engineering, electrical 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.
While applicants in all areas of computer engineering will be given serious consideration, we are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of hardware cybersecurity engineering, such as hardware security and trust, attacks, and countermeasures based on hardware-accelerated machine learning, computer architecture security, and cryptographic engineering.
About Us: 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. Its fall 2018 enrollment stands at close to 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 research university, the engineering school’s research teams earned more than $68 million in sponsored research awards in the last 12 months. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering is known for its leadership in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, health care technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.
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. The university is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mason among the top 30 most innovative schools nationwide and one of the nation’s top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.
Mason’s Fairfax, SciTech, and Arlington Campuses are in Northern Virginia near Washington, D.C., providing unmatched access to many federal agencies and national laboratories. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system. 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.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers bachelor and master’s degrees in both electrical engineering and computer engineering, and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering. In addition, the department offers master’s degrees in telecommunications and digital forensics & cyber analysis, and participates in an interdisciplinary BS in cyber security engineering and an interdisciplinary MS in data analytics engineering. The department is home to over 800 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students, with over 30 full-time faculty members who have research interests in the areas of bioengineering, communications, computer engineering, computer forensics, controls and robotics, cyber security, nanoelectronics, signal processing, system architecture, and power systems operation. Faculty members frequently collaborate with other departments within the Volgenau School of Engineering, particularly with the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, Information Sciences and Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. Further information about the department is available at http://ece.gmu.edu.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration applicants must complete and submit the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F212AZ; and upload a statement of professional goals including their perspective on teaching and research (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete CV with publications, a statement on diversity and inclusive excellence experience (to be attached as ‘other document’), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 21, 2019