Assistant Professor of Population/Evolutionary Ecology

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia
August 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Assistant Professor of Population/Evolutionary Ecology

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 Ecology, beginning August 2020. 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 cultural inclusive environment.



Candidates are expected to develop and maintain a nationally recognized and externally funded research program in their area of expertise, and teach and advise in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities will include a lecture section of a core course for undergraduates in both fall and spring semesters and graduate courses such as Population Ecology, which will contribute to newly developing graduate programs.


Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline by August 15, 2020 required;
  • Share the department's commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction required;
  • Demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research required; and
  • Have the ability to collaborate with faculty and graduate students required.


Preferred qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a proven record of external research funding.
  • The ideal candidate will have access to significant resources at the Science and Technology campus including the Microbiome Analysis Center, the National Center for Biodefense and Infections Disease.
  • The ideal candidate will specialize in interspecific interactions among populations, with the capability of developing collaborations with other Biology Faculty at GMU, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, DC and/or Front Royal Virginia and/or with personnel at the Potomac Science Center in nearby Woodbridge, VA.
  • The ideal candidates will have expertise in the one of the following areas: Population ecologists who specialize in sensory ecology, evo-devo-, decision-making, computational biology, comparative analysis, or other cross-cutting disciplines


About Us:

The Department of Biology includes 12 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 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. George Mason University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8142z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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