Term Instructor/Assistant Professor - Vertebrate Zoologist and/or Anatomy and Physiology

Position Information

Position Information

Department Biology (BIOL)
Alternate Department Description

Biology Department

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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Term Instructor/Assistant Professor - Vertebrate Zoologist and/or Anatomy and Physiology
Working Title Term Instructor/Assistant Professor - Vertebrate Zoologist and/or Anatomy and Physiology
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F9332z
Recruit Number Faculty - 6931
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Term Instructor/Assistant Professor – Vertebrate Zoologist and/or Anatomy and Physiology

The George Mason University Department of Biology—within the College of Science (COS), located in the vibrant Washington, D.C., area—invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a nine-month, one-year renewable Term Instructor/Term Assistant Professor position starting in Fall 2017. 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.


Beginning the Fall 2017 semester, the incumbent will teach the equivalent of a 4:4 teaching load consisting of the following types of courses:

  • Undergraduate anatomy and physiology for non-majors; and
  • Upper-level undergraduate courses in anatomy and physiology for Biology majors.

The successful applicant will teach courses (lecture and laboratory) at both the Science and Technology (formerly Prince William) and Fairfax campuses. The ideal candidate will also be qualified to teach for the Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate Program offered jointly by George Mason University and the Georgetown Medical Center.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s in a relevant discipline. The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline prior to the first day of this appointment;
  • A background in endocrinology;
  • Demonstrated strong pedagogical skill set;
  • Strong intercultural competency;
  • Experience working with international and/or multilingual/multicultural students;
  • Demonstrated experience with course design and/or curriculum development; and
  • Experience providing organized leadership in an educational setting.

About the Department and George Mason University:

George Mason University 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 35,000. Located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area, students study in 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William counties. The Department of Biology includes nine tenured and tenure-track and 14 term faculty focused on undergraduate and graduate education. The department has over 1300 undergraduate majors and hires 56 Graduate Teaching Assistants as well as adjunct faculty. Faculty from our sister departments, Environmental Science and Policy and the School of Systems Biology also contribute to the biology programs. George Mason University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9332z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a CV, cover letter in which you state your teaching interests and background, and a list of three academic references with contact information (name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address). Review of applications will begin after January 25, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 25, 2017
Posting Date 12/14/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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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.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents