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Term Assistant Professor of Microbiology

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
May 2, 2023

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Term Assistant Professor of Microbiology:The George Mason University Department of Biology invites individuals with a dedication to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate biology students to apply for an instructional faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2023. This is a renewable, non-tenure track, full-time teaching position. The incumbent will teach introductory and upper-level courses in microbiology (lectures and laboratories).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 Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including 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.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.Position Responsibilities:Responsibilities during the academic year include teaching undergraduate level courses and laboratories, and some undergraduate academic advising.Required Qualifications:Successful applicants will have a PhD in microbiology or a related-field, and prior college or university teaching experience; andCommitment to education of a diverse student body.Preferred Qualifications:Special consideration will be given to applicants with prior evidence of teaching excellence expertise in microbial physiology and/or microbial genetics.

Applicants must apply for position number F7980Z at; submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience/philosophy, and a list of three references with contact information. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 15, 2022. This position will remain open until 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! 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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