Term Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Anticipated starting salary is in the low to mid $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience
Aug 09, 2023
Sep 29, 2023
Full Time
Term Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Program in NeuroscienceThe George Mason University Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024. This is a full-time, teaching-focused, non-tenure track, nine-month faculty appointment with full benefits and opportunity for multi-year contracts and promotion. 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. In Mason's College of 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.Responsibilities:We are a growing program with diverse students and faculty. We are looking for an enthusiastic, student-centered colleague that will teach and develop advanced undergraduate and graduate neuroscience courses to contribute to the expansion of the program. Specific duties include teaching a standard course load (typically 4:4 or 3:3 if you serve as an academic advisor). Courses may include introductory neuroscience, core neuroscience courses and lecture or laboratory courses in the individual's area of expertise. The successful candidate will assist with program duties such as academic advising, program development, committee work, and new student events. This is a great opportunity for an energetic and collaborative scholar who especially enjoys teaching and working with undergraduates. Course reductions may be available for administrative duties or new course development.Required Qualifications:Completion of a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biology or a related field prior to the first day of work; potential for excellent teaching and capacity for course and laboratory development.Preferred Qualifications:Relevant teaching credentials and/or postdoctoral training desirable; andExperience and willingness to teach courses in computational neuroscience, general neuroscience, research experience courses, and/or other upper-level courses in the applicant's area of expertise.About Us: For more information about the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, visit us online at neuroscience.gmu.edu

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F832AZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu by November 20, 2023 and submit the online application, upload a cover letter, CV, teaching statement (approximately one page), transcripts, and a list of three professional references with contact info.Additionally we ask you to provide a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are minoritized and marginalized in your academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science's commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI).Optional supplemental documents showing a teaching portfolio or evidence of teaching effectiveness may also be submitted.

"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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