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Term Associate Professor

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
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Oct 7, 2022

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Term Associate ProfessorThe George Mason University, School of Systems Biology located in the College of Science (COS), invites applications for our Term Associate Professor in Systems Biology. This is a full-time, 9-month term faculty position scheduled to begin in August 2022.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:The selected candidate will teach graduate level courses for students in the MS in Biology program, supervise MS projects and theses, and serve on the MS student project and thesis committees.The typical teaching load is 4 courses per semester. A course buy-out will be allowed for approved grant-funded research and/or other approved service duties and responsibilities.Other duties include but are not limited to:Collaborate with other faculty to modify existing and develop new courses;Serve as a mentor for graduate students in the MS in Biology program; andParticipate in the ongoing development of the program curriculum.Required Qualifications:Experienced researcher/educator dedicated to student success;Doctoral degree in biomedical or related field, and broad training in biomedical sciences;An applicant must have a successful track record in biomedical research and relevant scholarship. Extensive experience in teaching a wide variety of biomedical subjects in undergraduate and graduate settings is required;Teaching and curriculum development experience in two or more of the following areas, and must be capable to teach: organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, drug discovery and development, physiology, molecular pathology, microbiology, research ethics and responsible conduct of research; andExpertise in student advising in health sciences and track record in successful mentoring of graduate students (dissertation/thesis/capstone research).Preferred Qualifications:Teaching experience in graduate program (10+ years);Evidence of successful curriculum development and delivery for a graduate program in biomedicine to grow, enhance and innovate the existing programs in the department;Proven track record in implementation of novel curriculum initiatives and their delivery in face-to face, blended and online learning environments;Experience in program development, program administration and student support;Evidence of prior educational scholarship and demonstrable productivity;Experience in simultaneous administration of multiple graduate student projects;Record of successful extramural funded research program in biomedical sciences and working knowledge of academic biomedical research;Proven record in managing the technical aspect of curriculum delivery via Blackboard and proficiency with educational software;Maintain working knowledge of commonly assessed Student Competencies in health sciences and ensure the incorporation of these standards into course materials; andDemonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in biomedicine, and experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.About the Department:The School of Systems Biology (SSB) has 22 faculty members with wide-ranging interests in microbiology, infectious diseases, molecular biology and bioinformatics. The department also houses several large research centers including the Center for Infectious Diseases (NCBID), a research center focused on biothreat organisms and emerging infectious diseases, and the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM), focused on personalized medicine with an emphasis on proteomics. The school also has a diverse research-funding portfolio provided by the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation, other agencies, and private industry.Currently, SSB houses several graduate programs, including Ph.D. in Biosciences, Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, M.S. in Biology, M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and several graduate certificate programs. The Ph.D. and M.S. programs have concentrations in MID, among others. SSB faculty have close collaborations with researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the USAMRIID, NIH, Food and Drug Administration, Naval Research Laboratory, and Inova Health System, among others. SSB office and laboratories are located on the Science and Technology Campus of GMU, in Manassas, Prince William County, which primarily focuses on research and academic programs in the biomedical and life sciences.Statement of Diversity:George Mason University's College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, included within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.For more information about the School of Systems Biology, visit us on the web at

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F569AZ at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"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!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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