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Fellow or Senior Fellow, Government Contracting

Fairfax, Virginia
Job Type
31 Aug 2022
Fellow or Senior Fellow, Government Contracting

The George Mason University, School of Business, Center for Government Contracting invites applications for the position of Fellow or Senior Fellow, Government Contracting. The Fellow will contribute as a research scientist supporting on high-impact areas of government contracting and acquisition, with a focus on the Department of Defense. The term is 6 months with the potential for a six-month renewal. This is a part-time position.

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. Mason is the most diverse public university in Virginia and 12th nationally, based on the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Colleges list. Washington, D.C. is ranked the 30th most racially and ethnically diverse city nationally amongst cities with a population of at least 300,000 people according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Diversity Ranking.

About the School of Business:

Dedicated to excellence in research and teaching, the School of Business educates future business leaders through world-class, innovative academic programs and strategic business partnerships. Ranked among the top 100 undergraduate business school programs and top 50 part-time MBA programs by the U.S. News and World Report, the School of Business is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Faculty are deeply engaged in the regional, national, and international business communities; and their academic expertise combined with real-world experience provides a bridge in the classroom from academic theory to business practice. The school is evolving to become more interdisciplinary, more connected, and more diverse.

The School of Business is pursuing three strategic directions through research, teaching, and partnerships: 1. Digital Transformation of Work; 2. Ensuring Global Futures by addressing the challenges of ensuring a livable and resilient society; and 3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To support these strategic initiatives, the School of Business is playing a significant role in three new university initiatives: the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA); the Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE); and the School of Computing.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Undertaking academic literature reviews; creating, distributing, and codifying the results of surveys; drafting guides for and conducting interviews with top management teams; managing qualitative research data; and assisting with statistical analyses;
Technical writing in English; and

Required Qualifications:

A master s or doctoral degree in a relevant field, such as business, policy, economics; or a law degree; or demonstrable research that exhibits mastery; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience;
Demonstrable understanding of defense contracting, public procurement, and intellectual property; and
Skill with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

Research experience in defense contracting, public procurement, or intellectual property.

About the Center for Government Contracting:

The vision of the Center for Government Contracting is to be a nexus for government, industry, and academia to address issues in government contracting. The GovCon market is a huge ($500B+), diverse, sophisticated, and interesting industry whose business issues are worthy of specialized academic study, research, and curricula. The industry, based in the Northern Virginia-DC Capital region, employs approximately 1 in every 6 professionals in the area, and has some 10,000 Mason alumni working in it. With School of Business and other Mason faculty, the Center is conducting activities in research, education and training, and collaboration to achieve this vision. Being known for having a distinctive academic competency in the business of government and government contracting will be a competitive advantage for Mason s School of Business and helps to create a more efficient and effective market for the public good.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F624Az at by September 7, 2022; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references. We will contact you directly if we require additional materials. Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: 09/07/2022
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  • Job Reference: 698908454-2
  • Date Posted: 31 August 2022
  • Recruiter: George Mason University
  • Location: Fairfax, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent