Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Criminal Background Check: Yes
About the Department:
The Department of Biology includes 14 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. Mason's enrollment is approximately 38,255 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. George Mason University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
George Mason University College of Science (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. At Mason 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.
About the Position:
The Professor of Microbiology is a term faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate level courses and laboratories and some undergraduate academic advising.
Teaching undergraduate level courses and laboratories and some undergraduate academic advising.
Terminal degree in a related field; and
PhD in microbiology or a related-field, evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to education of a diverse student body.
Expertise in microbial physiology and/or microbial genetics.
Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for Term Professor Microbiology Biology Open-Rank at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, CV, Philosophy of Teaching, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
Posting Open Date: November 6, 2023
For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 15, 2024
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.