Term Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology

Jan 30, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with experience.

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Term Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology

George Mason University seeks a Conservation Biologist for a full-time, Term Instructional position for the 2017-18 academic year (12-month appointment, renewable) to participate in the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) (http://smconservation.gmu.edu). The position will be based at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va., (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservation). The start date for this position is June 1, 2017, or earlier.

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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: In this unique immersive teaching framework, the successful applicant will work as part of a team of core faculty to provide instruction for a diverse portfolio of academic programming including the Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies, an in-residence program for undergraduate students based at SCBI. Students spend 16 weeks participating in intensive, interdisciplinary, field and lab-intensive coursework. This program focuses on building conservation-related skills and professional development opportunities for students interested in becoming conservation professionals. Faculty should expect to engage in at least 16-20 contact hours with students weekly.

Additional duties will include: continued planning for the undergraduate program, and may include opportunities to develop new courses in the applicants area of expertise; as well as planning and instructional activities to support SMSCs graduate/professional program and programming for high school, undergraduate, and international audiences.

Required Qualifications: Position requirements include a Ph.D., a demonstrated dedication to teaching, and professional experience in a conservation-oriented field that will intersect with and add diversity to current programming and courses (see courses at http://smconservation.gmu.edu/programs/).

Information about the SMSC may be obtained at http://smconservation.gmu.edu or by contacting Dr. Geoff Birchard, gbirchar@gmu.edu.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F112Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, and a teaching vita that includes a teaching philosophy and summary of evaluations and course development work (please attach as other doc). Review of applications will begin after March 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

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