The Department of Computer Science at George Mason University (Mason), Virginia’s largest public research institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair.

Ranked among the top 30 most innovative universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Mason is in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, providing unmatched access to many federal agencies and national laboratories. An academic unit of the Volgenau School of Engineering, the Computer Science Department has 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 10 teaching-track faculty with wide-ranging research interests and strong research groups in cybersecurity, systems and networks, machine learning and data mining, artificial intelligence and software engineering.

The Department has seen a substantial increase in computer science majors as enrollment has grown from 550 undergraduates in 2012 to more than 1600 today. In addition, more than 350 graduate students are enrolled in one of four MS programs, and nearly 130 Ph.D. students are advised by faculty. The Department has $8.5 million in annual research expenditures, 12 recipients of the prestigious CAREER/Young Investigator Awards, four IEEE Fellows, and two ACM Fellows. With Amazon’s announcement that it will establish a second headquarters in Arlington, Mason has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computer science and related disciplines, by launching the Institute for Digital Innovation and by establishing Virginia’s first dedicated School of Computing.

The full Position Profile can be found at

Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred), a curriculum vitae and vision statement to