Adjunct Faculty Biology

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
Dec 08, 2022
Ref
FAC8713
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Adjunct Faculty, Department of BiologyThe George Mason University Department of Biology, within the College of Science, invites interested applicates to join the faculty as part-time Adjunct Faculty Members. Adjunct faculty members are needed to teach either required or elective course(s) in Biology.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.Responsibilities:Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;Prepare and objectively grade class assignments, participation, and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;Maintain accurate, transparent student records;Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;Adhere to all administrative University policies;Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; andOther duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator.Required Qualifications:A master's degree in Biology or a closely related field;Solid verbal and written communications skills; andKnowledge in the following topics are also required:Introductory Biology;Survey of Biodiversity and Ecology;Anatomy and Physiology;Cell Structure and Function;Ecology and Evolution; andWriting in Science.Preferred Qualifications:PhD in Biology or a closely related field;Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard;Relevant professional experience; andTeaching experience at the college level.About the Department: The Department of Biology includes 12 tenured and tenure-track and 14 term faculty focused on undergraduate and graduate education. It maintains research facilities including a 1700 sq. ft. climate-controlled greenhouse and an active 80,000 specimen herbarium. The Department has over 1500 undergraduate majors and employs more than 50 Graduate Teaching Assistants as well as Adjunct faculty. Faculty from the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, the School of Systems Biology, the School of Integrative Studies, and the STEM Accelerator Program also contribute to the Biology Department through courses and research collaborations.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number PO8524 at http://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter and CV. Please note, candidates will only be contacted when there is an opening for which we believe the candidate is a strong match.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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