Term Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology

Position Information

Position Information

Department Provost
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Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Term Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology
Working Title Term Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F112Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7157
Working Hours 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location Other
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with experience.
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Term Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology

The George Mason University Office of the Provost seeks a Conservation Biologist for a full-time, term instructional position for the 2018-19 Academic Year (12-month appointment, renewable) to participate in the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) (http://smconservation.gmu.edu). The position will be based at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, VA (https://nationalzoo.si.edu/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.

Responsibilities:

In this unique immersive teaching framework, the successful applicant will work as part of a team of core faculty to provide instruction for a diverse portfolio of academic programming, including the Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies, an in-residence program for undergraduate students based at SCBI that emphasizes interdisciplinary, field and lab-intensive coursework. This program focuses on building conservation-related skills and professional development opportunities for students interested in becoming conservation professionals. Faculty should expect to engage in at least 16-20 contact hours with students weekly.

Additional duties will include: continually plan for the undergraduate program; develop and teach new courses in the applicant’s area of expertise; and/or participate in planning and instructional activities to support SMSC’s graduate/professional program and programming for high school, undergraduate, and international audiences.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.;
  • Demonstrated dedication to teaching; and
  • Professional experience in a conservation-oriented field that will intersect with and add diversity to current programming and courses (see courses at http://smconservation.gmu.edu/programs/).
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F112Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a list of three professional references with contact information, and a teaching vita (which includes a teaching philosophy, summary of evaluations, and course development work; to be uploaded in field labeled ‘Other Doc’).

Review of applications begins after October 9, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is June 1, 2018, or earlier. Information about the SMSC may be obtained at http://smconservation.gmu.edu or by contacting Kathy Stewart kstewa21@gmu.edu.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: October 9, 2017
Posting Date 09/12/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)
Optional Documents