Term Assistant Professor of Genetics

The George Mason University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time

Term Assistant Professor of Genetics

The George Mason University Department of Biology invites applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time teaching position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is scheduled to begin in August 2022. 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 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: The person hired in this position will teach Biol 311: General Genetics as well as upper division and graduate courses relating to the field of genetics. Responsibilities will include teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate level genetics courses and laboratories and some undergraduate academic advising.  

Required Qualifications: PhD in Genetics or a related-field; Evidence of teaching excellence;  Commitment to education of a diverse student body.   

Preferred Qualifications: Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in human genetics and clinical experience in the field of genetic counseling to aid in development of a genetic counseling master’s program.

About George Mason University: George Mason University (Mason) is an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) STARS Silver-rated, innovative, entrepreneurial, public institution of national distinction with a student enrollment of over 36,000. It was founded in 1972 and is a Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education “Highest Research Activity (R1)” University with research expenditures exceeding $200 million (2020). Mason’s enrollment is approximately 38,255 (with approximately 11,000 graduate students) with students studying in over 210 degree programs (127 graduate degree programs) from bachelors to doctoral, as well as Law. Mason is ranked #24 Most Diverse University in the United States (Diversity Index = .71; U.S. News & World Report, 2020) with 49% of undergraduates from underrepresented groups and 37% considered first generation. Located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, students study at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties. 

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must apply for position number F671Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of three references with contact information, and statement of teaching experience/philosophy. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 12, 2021. This position will remain open until filled

Equity Statement: George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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