The George Mason University School of Integrative Studies (SIS), a program within the College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual for an Assistant Professor position. George Mason University has the most diverse student-body in Virginia and is one of the most diverse universities in the country. Thus, it has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity and excellence among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The School of Integrative Studies offers five interdisciplinary majors: the BA and BS in Integrative Studies; the BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies; the Bachelor of Individualized Study; and the BA in Human Development and Family Science. SIS is committed to integrating interdisciplinary knowledge with lifelong learning by offering experiential, hands-on learning that connects the classroom to the world. Our community encourages students to engage in active learning, independent study, and research that responds to the needs and opportunities of a diverse society while preparing them for responsible leadership and citizenship.
The School of Integrative Studies is searching for an Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019 with expertise and academic training in global sustainability and/or biodiversity conservation studies. Responsibilities of the position include contributing to the teaching needs of the school, mentoring students, and developing a research program. The successful candidate will have experience in and a commitment to undergraduate teaching, as well as the ability to teach coursework in sustainability, environmental justice, biodiversity, ecosystem dynamics, and/or related fields. We are particularly interested in scholars capable of developing a strong research program that is capable of attracting internal and external funding.
- Completed Ph.D. degree in a related field;
- Demonstrated record of scholarship in the sustainability and/or conservation studies;
- Must demonstrate a potential for excellence in scholarship, and in undergraduate teaching.
- Experience teaching in interdisciplinary programs.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching statement, research statement, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.