Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, GIScience

Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Job description

Department: Geography & Geoinformation Science (GGS)

Term Assistant Professor/Instructor, Geography

The George Mason University Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS) in the College of Science invites applications for a Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor beginning August 2018. 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 will teach core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and be part of the development and coordination of our distance education program. Typical instructional workload is four courses per semester and general service duties will be expected.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in geography, or a closely related field prior to the first date of the appointment is required for the rank of Term Assistant Professor or an M.S. in geography, or a closely related field is required for the rank of Instructor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the college level;
  • Experience with distance education course development and maintenance;
  • Ability to teach human and physical geography courses;
  • Ability to teach introduction to geoinformation systems; and/or
  • Ability to teach introduction to GIS algorithms.

For more information about GGS, visit us on the web at http://ggs.gmu.edu/.

For more information about the College of Science, visit http://cos.gmu.edu/.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Location: Fairfax, VA

Mason Ad Statement:

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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How to apply

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9812z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter (detailing teaching specialization and interests), (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio (to be uploaded in field labeled ‘other doc’), and (4) the names of three to five professional references with their contact information, including e-mail addresses.

Equity Statement:

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.

George Mason University (often referred to as GMU or Mason) is a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, south of and adjacent to the city of Fairfax.