Term Assistant Professor of Biology, STEM Accelerator Program
The George Mason University, Department of Biology and STEM Accelerator in the College of Science invites energetic and enthusiastic individuals with a dedication to improving undergraduate STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to apply for our joint-appointment Term Assistant Professor 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.
This is a renewable 12-month Term Instructional Faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a joint appointment in the Department of Biology and the College of Science STEM Accelerator Program. In addition to an academic appointment in the Department of Biology, the successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary unit that consists of full-time faculty from Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geology, and Chemistry in the COSSTEM Accelerator.
During the academic year, the incumbent will teach within the Biology Department, consisting of a combination of lectures, laboratory instruction, recitation, and possibly laboratory coordination. The incumbent will also work on STEM Accelerator programs and help to develop, implement, and run new and innovative programs. Academic year STEM duties include mentoring undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) as well as coordinating all Biology LAs and the faculty who are working with them. The COSSTEM Accelerator portion of this position will not exceed a half-time assignment during the academic year.
During the summer months, this position is wholly dedicated to the COSSTEM Accelerator Program. Summer STEM activities include, but are not limited to, boot camps for majors, and STEM summer camps.
Applicants must have successfully completed a Ph.D. in biology or a closely related field as well as some teaching experience at the college/university level. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to design and instruct ecology/evolution or biodiversity lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate level.
A Ph.D. in biology with a concentration in ecology or evolution. Applicants willing to conduct research involving undergraduates are encouraged to apply, but conducting research is not a requirement of the position.
The Department of Biology is comprised of more than 20 faculty focused on both undergraduate and graduate education, 56 Graduate Assistants, and adjunct faculty, all in support of over 1300 undergraduate majors. Faculty from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, the School of Systems Biology, and the STEM Accelerator Program also contribute to the Biology Department through courses and research collaborations.
The College of Science STEM Accelerator is dedicated to developing programs that: increase the number of STEM majors; improve retention rates of STEM students; reduce the time to graduation; and help STEM graduates join the workforce or continue their education.
George Mason University is an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) STARS Silver-rated, innovative, entrepreneurial, public institution of national distinction with a student enrollment of over 36,000. Located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, Mason offers 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 42443
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George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.