Chair of the Department of Computer Science

The George Washington University in District of Columbia

Date Posted July 16, 2014
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time


The George Washington University invites applications for a tenured full-professor position as Chair of the Department of Computer Science. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to lead and expand an established, thriving and growing department.

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 of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts studies as well as degrees in engineering, law, medicine, public health, education, business and international affairs. Thanks to a recently adopted strategic plan, GW is committed to creating several multidisciplinary research institutes, including three computation-centric institutes with up to 18 new faculty lines to be filled. Also, in support of its emphasis on research in science and technology, the University is constructing a new 500,000 square foot Science and Engineering Hall in the heart of campus, which includes state-of-the-art research and instructional laboratories, clean rooms, imaging facilities, and much more. The School of Engineering and Applied Science, including the CS Department, will move into the building in Spring 2015.

The Department of Computer Science has 20 full-time faculty members, a large adjunct faculty pool, and 650 students, and offers B.S., B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Computer Science, and an M.S. degree program in Cybersecurity. Its educational and research programs span core as well as cutting-edge areas, with funding from various agencies. Additionally, the University is a federally-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Research in security. Embarked on rapid growth, the Department has hired nine tenure-track professors in the past five years, and plans to continue hiring for the next several years. For further information please refer to

The new Chair will be expected to lead the Department, supervise all of its resources, and promote and support excellence in teaching and research. Equally, the new Chair will lead in effective recruiting of talented faculty and students, and vigorously catalyze and develop further the Department's collaborations and relationship across the University and with Government and industry. The new Chair will be an active promoter of diversity, an enthusiastic proponent of creativity, innovation and outreach, and an effective advocate and spokesperson for the Department, both within and beyond the University.

Basic Qualifications
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, and a demonstrated ability to teach effectively at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

Inquiries and Application
Inquiries will be accorded the utmost discretion. To inquire, please email Tom Mazzuchi, Chair of the Search Committee ( To apply, complete the online faculty application, at 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 began on April 18, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO/AA Policy
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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