Teaching Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

Fairfax, Virginia
around $55,000
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Teaching Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience


The George Mason University Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (IPN) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021. This is a full-time, teaching-focused, non-tenure track, nine-month faculty appointment with full benefits and opportunity for multiyear 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.


We are a growing program with diverse students and faculty. We are looking for an enthusiastic, student-centered colleague that will teach and develop foundational and 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.


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:

  • Strong teaching credentials and/or postdoctoral training desirable.


About Us:
For more information about the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, visit us online at neuroscience.gmu.edu


Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F406AZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu by February 1, 2021
 complete and submit the online application, upload a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, transcripts, and three professional recommendation letters 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.