Term Assistant Professor in Ecology and Microbiology
The George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP), within the College of Science, is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for a Term Assistant Professor in Ecology and Microbiology to supplement departmental existing strengths in applied ecology and conservation. 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.
This position includes teaching responsibilities for lecture and laboratory courses within the B.S. in Environmental Science program, including Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Bioinformatics, and Coral Reef Ecology and Conservation. Service activities within the ESP and the College of Science are also expected. The successful candidate would have access to significant resources at the Science and Technology Campus in Manassas, Va., including the Shared Research Instrumentation Facility, as well as resources at the new Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC). The department also partners with the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation to offer graduate-level courses in biodiversity conservation.
Completion of a Ph.D. in environmental science, biology, ecology, zoology, or a related field prior to the first day of the appointment and share the department's commitment to interdisciplinary education;
Experience in teaching lecture and laboratory courses at the graduate and undergraduate level and a graduate seminar in their area of expertise;
We are especially interested in applicants with background in biological and functional diversity of microbiomes, interactions of microbes and aquatic living resources, the role of microbes in organismal and ecosystem health, microbial genomics, and bioinformatics;
Experience on environmental microbiomes in marine, estuarine, and freshwater systems, including the Chesapeake Bay; and
Expertise in molecular microbiological techniques (e.g., next generation sequencing and bioinformatics).
The ability to communicate scientific knowledge to a range of stakeholders and additional experience in environmental science/marine policy;
The ability to collaborate with other natural scientists and social scientists in teaching and outreach; and
Knowledge of higher education and student services are all preferred.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F129Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.