Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Full Time
"Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

The George Mason University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science (COS) invites applications from outstanding candidates for our term instructional faculty position in organic chemistry beginning Fall 2021. 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: Primary teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in organic chemistry. In addition, the faculty member should be able to teach physical organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy, and undergraduate laboratory courses. The course load for this non-tenure track faculty position is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will also perform standard departmental service activities, mentor students, and will be expected to establish collaborative relationships with Departmental faculty as well as with other groups within the University.

Required Qualifications: * Completion of a PhD in organic chemistry prior to starting this appointment; * Ability to deliver engaging and high-quality instruction in organic chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; * Record of successful teamwork in a collaborative environment; * Commitment to excellence in teaching; * Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: * Prior teaching experience at the university level; * Familiarity with instructional technology (e.g. Blackboard) and teaching in technology enhanced classrooms.

About the Department: The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers undergraduate programs leading to the BA or BS (ACS certification) degrees in Chemistry, with optional concentrations in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Environmental Chemistry, and Materials Chemistry; a five-year BS/Accelerated MS degree; a traditional MS degree and a PhD in Chemistry.

We also have research labs and faculty distributed over three campuses addressing two primary research thrust areas: Fairfax campus (sustainability - physical, solid state inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry), the Science and Technology campus in Manassas (biomedical - biochemistry, synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry), and the Potomac Environmental Research & Education Center (sustainability - environmental chemistry). The research funding portfolio includes the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), other government and non-profit agencies, and private industry.

Faculty in the department have close collaborations with researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), NIH, Food and Drug Administration, Naval Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and Inova Health System among others. For more information about the department, visit . For more information about the College of Science, visit ."

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5891z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter (limited to 1 page), a current CV (limited to 3 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (limited to 2 pages), and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Applicants should also arrange to have three (3) recommendation letters sent directly from the letter writers to in PDF format, sent to the attention of Term Assistant - Organic Chemist Search Committee. Letter writers must be current or former supervisors (dissertation or post-doctoral) or employers within the past year that can properly evaluate your scientific preparedness as an instructional faculty member at the university level.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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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.

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