Job Description Summary:
The George Washington University invites applications for Chair of the Department of Computer Science to begin as early as the summer of 2016. The applicants should qualify for the position of tenured full professor in the department. The chair will hold an endowed professorship. This is an opportunity for a person with outstanding qualifications to lead and to expand an established and growing department.
George Washington (GW) is the largest university in the nation’s capital with close access to many federal funding agencies and research laboratories. The University offers comprehensive programs in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts studies, as well as, degrees in engineering, law, medicine, public health, education, business and international affairs. In support of its emphasis on research in science and technology, the University has constructed a new 500,000 square foot Science and Engineering Hall in the heart of campus; this includes state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories, clean rooms, imaging facilities, and other modern facilities. The School of Engineering and Applied Science, including the Computer Science Department, moved into the building in the spring of 2015.
The Department of Computer Science offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Computer Science, and an M.S. degree program in Cybersecurity. Its education and research programs span core, as well as, cutting-edge areas, with funding from NSF, NIH, DOD, NASA and other sources. Additionally, the University is a federally-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Research on security. Due to the high demand of Computer Science in the Washington area, the new chair will oversee a rapid expansion of the faculty.
Applicants must have:a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field
evidence of outstanding research and academic achievements with a strong reputation in the research and professional community
a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Inquiries will be accorded the utmost discretion. To inquire, please email: Roger Lang, Interim Chair of the Computer Science Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, complete the online faculty application, at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/30469 and upload a detailed CV or resume, full contact information for five professional references and a cover letter that describes your research and teaching accomplishments and your views of growth opportunities in computer science. References will be expected to address research and teaching skills necessary for appointment at the full professor rank, as well as, skills for the chair position including leadership, interpersonal, administrative, and mentoring abilities. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.