Assistant Professor of Microbiology (Tenure-Track)

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
September 10 2018
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The George Mason University Department of Biology, within the College of Science (COS), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbiology, beginning August 2019. 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.

The selected candidate is expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized and externally funded research program in their area of expertise as well as teach and advise in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate courses in microbiology as well a graduate course in urban or community ecology. Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the Fairfax and the Science and Technology campus in Manassas, Virginia.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline as well as postdoctoral research experience;
  • Share the department's commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction;
  • Demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research; and
  • The ability to collaborate with faculty and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a proven record of external research funding.
  • The ideal candidate will have collaborations with members of the School of Systems Biology.
  • The ideal candidate will have access to significant resources at the Science and Technology campus, including the Microbiome Analysis Center, the Institute for Biomedical Research, and Biomedical Research Laboratory in the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease.

About Us:
The Department of Biology includes nine tenured and tenure-track and 13 term faculty. Within the next 18 months the department expects to add five new tenure-track faculty. The department has over 1350 undergraduate majors and hires 56 Graduate Teaching Assistants as well as adjuncts from around the Washington DC area per year. Faculty from our sister departments, Environmental Science and Policy and the School of Systems Biology collaborate with our department through teaching and research.

For more information about the Department of Biology, visit us on the web at

For more information about the College of Science, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply for position number F341AZ at; submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a summary of teaching experience/philosophy, a statement about your research interests, and a list of three references with contact information.

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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