Term Associate Professor, Computational Social Science
The George Mason University, Department of Computational and Data Science in the College of Science invites individuals with experience in the frontiers of Computational Social Science (CSS) to apply for our Associate Professor term faculty position (non-tenure track). 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.
Starting in Fall 2020, the successful incumbent will teach a standard course load in support our Ph.D. degrees in CSS and CSI (Computational Science & Informatics), a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies, CSS and CSI certificates, and the BS degree in CDS (Computational Data Sciences). While we are open to candidates from all areas of CSS, we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in computational modeling (i.e., agent-based, social networks) and experience in associated techniques in data science. The incumbent will also be expected to mentor Ph.D. students and provide service to the department, the college and the university. This is a Term Associate Professor position and is not eligible for tenure.
Successful completion of a Ph.D. in a closely related field with significant, related experience in the field;
An established record in education and publications in data and computational social sciences (i.e., anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, politics/international relations, sociology, social psychology) or an interdisciplinary area (e.g., public policy, geospatial science, computational finance, informatics, operations research, computational organization theory).
The Department of Computational and Data Sciences is a rapidly growing department offering an undergraduate degree as well as graduate programs in CSS and Computational Science and Informatics (CSI). Faculty in the Department work on a wide range of problems including high-performance computing, scientific visualization, and computational statistics.
The CSS Program focuses on data-driven social science models using agent-based computing and social network analysis, from a complex systems perspective. Faculty members have domain expertise in economics and finance, geography and GIS, politics and international relations, and public policy. As the first Ph.D. program of its type in the world, CSS has had significant success in both research and professional placement. Our students come from all over the world (the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia) and have been placed at a variety of top universities (e.g., Oxford, University College London, Naval Postgraduate School), at research labs and think tanks (e.g., RAND, Alan Turing Institute), at federal government agencies (e.g., Federal Reserve Board, Food and Drug Administration), as well as in the private sector, including start-up companies. For more information on the department, visit our website: http://cos.gmu.edu/cds.
The College of Science blends traditional science education with sought-after programs in molecular medicine, climate dynamics, planetary science, forensic science, environmental studies, and geoinformation science to prepare students for exciting careers at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary scientific domains. While serving as a vital community and regional resource for teaching and learning through hands-on programming for kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) students, teacher training, and outreach programs, the college also undertakes pioneering research endeavors that offer insight and solutions to the complex issues that challenge today's world. For more information, visit us on the web at http://cos.gmu.edu.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and philosophy and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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