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Estimated Pay $31 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Fairfax, Virginia

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Term Professor Cell Biology Open-Rank

  • 10000160
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Instructional Faculty
  • Opening on: Nov 6 2023

Department: College of Science

Job Category: Instructional Faculty

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: No

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 Cell Biology is a term faculty position. Responsibilities will include teaching two undergraduate level courses per semester and provide academic advising to Biology undergraduates an average of 20 hours a week. This position also requires participation in orientation events during the summer months, which will be compensated with an additional stipend.


  • Teaching undergraduate level courses and laboratories; and
  • Undergraduate academic advising.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in a related field; and
  • PhD in cell biology, or a related-field, evidence of teaching excellence and a commitment to education of a diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in undergraduate academic advising or mentoring is preferred.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for Term Professor Cell Biology Open-Rank at ; 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

Open Until Filled?: Yes