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Term Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (full-time instructional faculty)

Term Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

The George Mason University Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) invites applications for a Term Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024. This is a full-time, teaching-focused, non-tenure track, nine-month faculty appointment with full benefits and opportunity for multi-year contracts and promotion. 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.

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. In Mason’s College of 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.

We are a growing program with diverse students and faculty. We are looking for an enthusiastic, student-centered colleague that will teach and develop advanced undergraduate and graduate neuroscience courses to contribute to the expansion of the program. Specific duties include teaching a standard course load (typically 4:4 or 3:3 if you serve as an academic advisor). Courses may include introductory neuroscience, core neuroscience courses and lecture or laboratory courses in the individual’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will assist with program duties such as academic advising, program development, committee work, and new student events. This is a great opportunity for an energetic and collaborative scholar who especially enjoys teaching and working with undergraduates. Course reductions may be available for administrative duties or new course development.
Position: Term Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (full-time instructional faculty)
Organization: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax,  VA 
United States
Salary: Anticipated starting salary is in the low to mid $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 9/25/2023
Required Qualifications:
  • Completion of a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biology or a related field prior to the first day of work; potential for excellent teaching and capacity for course and laboratory development.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant teaching credentials and/or postdoctoral training desirable; and
  • Experience and willingness to teach courses in computational neuroscience, general neuroscience, research experience courses, and/or other upper-level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/24/2023
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George Mason University
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Fairfax,  VA 22030
United States
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