Term Assistant Professor (Non-tenure-track Assistant Professor)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 06, 2022
Feb 10, 2023
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor (Non-tenure-track Assistant Professor)George Mason University's Higher Education Program (HEP) invites applications for a term assistant professor (non-tenure track and teaching-focused assistant professor) position. This is a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment to begin in either spring or fall 2023. 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.About HEP and George Mason University:The Higher Education Program (HEP), situated within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), prepares students for positions of leadership in teaching, research, and administration at two-year and four-year colleges and universities around the world, as well as for jobs in professional associations, government agencies, and industries whose activities relate to or impact higher education. With our proximity to Washington, D.C., our alums work in a wide array of jobs inside and outside higher education institutions. The interdisciplinary, graduate-level curriculum focuses on leadership, the scholarship of teaching and learning, student affairs, policy and administration, technology, and equity and diversity. The program offers a master's degree in higher education and student development (both online and in-person), a Ph.D. degree in education, and two graduate certificates in college teaching and higher education administration. Term faculty in HEP are eligible for promotion, including multi-year contractual commitments.George Mason University, located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, is an innovative, entrepreneurial, Research I institution with national distinction in academics and research. Recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education, Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" position for national universities. Mason is the largest and most diverse research university in Virginia, offering more than 200 degree programs with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Mason's campus culture values dialogue, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and collaboration.Responsibilities:HEP is seeking a collaborative, dedicated, and student-centered colleague who will:Teach graduate-level in-person and online courses in the Higher Education Program;Coordinating student internships and practicums throughout the year (teaching practicum courses are a part of the teaching load);Assist with other administrative and program duties such as, but not limited to, advising students, program development, internship/practicum supervision, and committee work;Teach, support, and advise graduate students in preparation for careers in higher education and student affairs;Serve on departmental, college, and university committees; andActively engage in regional and national professional associations.Required Qualifications:The candidate must hold a terminal degree in higher education or a related field to be completed by the start of employment.Preferred Qualifications:Experience in graduate-level teaching in both in-person and online classes;Experience as a higher education or student affairs administrator;Experience working with diverse student populations such as adult and returning students, historically underrepresented student populations, first-generation college students, and/or international students;Active involvement in relevant higher education professional associations; andExperience working across disciplines and ideologies.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9559z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/ by completing and submitting the online application. In addition, candidates must upload the following via the online application portal:● Cover letter indicating applicant's interest and experience;● Resume or Curriculum vitae;● Teaching philosophy statement (500 words max);● Diversity statement (listed as other doc; 500 words max); and● Contact information for three professional references.For questions, contact P. Daniel Chen, Search Committee Chair, at pchen23@gmu.edu.Visit https://highered.gmu.edu/ for more information on the Higher Education Program.The review of applications will begin on September 25, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

"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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