Assistant Professor in Systems Engineering

George Mason University Korea invites applications for a term faculty position to teach graduate level systems engineering courses at the campus in Incheon, South Korea.  This curriculum is offered in collaboration with the George Mason University (GMU) Systems Engineering and Operations Research (SEOR) Department, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, at GMU’s main campus in Fairfax, Virginia. This is expected to be a Term Assistant Professor appointment, though other ranks may be considered based on qualifications, experience, and budget.


GMUK seeks individuals to teach for and develop the M.S. program in Systems Engineering at GMU’s Songdo campus as well as to establish collaborative research relationships with faculty on the main campus. The anticipated start date for this position is February 15, 2019. Applicant screening will begin from August 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.



Qualified candidates will be expected to teach core courses in Mason’s M.S. in Systems Engineering program at the GMU Songdo campus in South Korea. Candidates will be expected to live and work in Songdo.


Required Qualifications:

Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in systems engineering or a closely aligned field at the start date of the position (no later than December 2018). Core courses include Systems Engineering Principles, Systems Definition and Cost Modeling, Systems Engineering Design, Systems Engineering Management, Systems Methodology and Modeling. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of teaching quality and potential.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who can provide leadership in creating and defining the curriculum for the MSSE program and with the ability to develop new courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to establish research programs and who are able to build collaborative research relationships with faculty both at the GMU Songdo campus and at the GMU Fairfax campus.


About the SEOR Department at GMU in Fairfax, Virginia:

George Mason University has achieved tier-one (R1) ranking in research, the highest Carnegie research classification. Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 36,000 students. The SEOR department was established in 1986 and offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Systems Engineering, M.S. degrees in both Systems Engineering and in Operations Research, and a Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research. In addition, SEOR administers the interdisciplinary B.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering and participates in the Volgenau School interdisciplinary M.S. degree in Data Analytics Engineering through its Predictive Analytics and Financial Engineering concentrations. The SEOR programs are ranked 28th nationally in their category in the US News and World Report. SEOR is home to close to 400 students, with 20 full-time faculty members with research interests in areas such as air transportation systems, defense and cyber security, systems architecting, data analytics, financial engineering, human-factors, and health operations research. Further information about SEOR is available at


About GMU Songdo Campus:

Located approximately 25 miles from Seoul and a 20-minute shuttle ride from Korea’s award-winning international airport, GMU Korea is part of a global university campus shared with other institutions of higher learning. The campus accommodates students from all corners of the world and includes world-class teaching facilities, a library with state-of-the art technology, a performing arts center, comfortable residence halls, faculty apartments, and guest housing. Students at GMU Korea spend several semesters at Mason’s Korean campus and several semesters at Mason’s main U.S. campus in Fairfax, Virginia. Both campuses are less than an hour away from two national capitals (Seoul and Washington, D.C.). All courses at GMU Korea are taught by Mason credentialed faculty.


Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references with contact information to GMUKHR. Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. John T. Crist, Dean of Academic Affairs, George Mason University Korea at in Incheon, Korea, or Dr. John Shortle, SEOR Department Chair and Professor, at in Fairfax, Virginia.