Department: Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences (AOES)
Term Assistant Professor, Geology
The George Mason University Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences (AOES) in the College of Science invites applications for a full-time, Term Assistant Professor position in Stratigraphy and Earth History. 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 in August 2018, this position includes teaching responsibilities for lecture and laboratory courses within the Geology program. Teaching will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including introductory geology, quantitative stratigraphy, and other areas of expertise. Service activities within the department and college are also expected.
- Completion of a Ph.D. in earth science, geology, or a related field prior to the first day of the appointment and share the department’s commitment to interdisciplinary education;
- Experience teaching lecture and laboratory courses, at both the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as graduate seminars.
- The ability to communicate scientific knowledge to a range of stakeholders and additional experience in earth science policy;
- The ability to collaborate with other natural scientists and social scientists in teaching and outreach;
- Knowledge of higher education and student services; and
- Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary collaborations and field-based research are particularly desirable. We encourage the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the George Mason community, the U.S. Geological Survey, Carnegie Institute of Science, and the Smithsonian Institution.
The Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology and Earth Science, an M.S. degree in Earth Systems Science, and a Ph.D. in Climate Dynamics. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, and oceanographers.
For more information about the department visit us on the web at https://cos.gmu.edu/aoes/.
For more information about the College of Science, go to https://cos.gmu.edu.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
How to apply
For consideration, applicants must apply online at jobs.gmu.edu for Position 9723z. Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter including statement teaching interests, examples of published work, teaching evaluations (if available), and contact information (with e-mail addresses) of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on May 2, 2018.
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.