Assistant Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry (Tenure Track)
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at George Mason University, within the College of Science (COS), invites applications from outstanding candidates for one tenure-track faculty position in Bioanalytical Chemistry (Experimental) beginning Fall 2023. 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. At Mason 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.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong independent research group in Bioanalytical Chemistry, including supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, be able to develop collaborations with researchers in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, other departments at GMU, research centers, and neighboring federal laboratories. Candidates with research programs that can collaborate with current faculty in the areas that include chemical biology, biotechnology, bio-environmental chemistry, proteomics/metabolomics, nanomaterials, and/or sustainable energy are of high interest. The successful candidate will show promise for scientific impact through research, scholarship, service, and teaching. Primary teaching duties will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in at least one of the following: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and/or specialized topics within the successful candidate’s research portfolio. All areas of specialization in experimental bioanalytical chemistry will be considered.
The successful candidate will also perform standard departmental service activities, mentor students, and will be expected to establish collaborative relationships with Departmental faculty as well as with other groups within the University.
- Completion of a PhD in Biochemistry or Analytical Chemistry or a closely related discipline prior to starting this appointment is required; Postdoctoral research experience (2 years); The ability to deliver engaging and high-quality instruction in Biochemistry and analytical chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels; A commitment to conducting research with graduate (PhD and MS) and undergraduate students; and US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Record of seeking extramural research support evidenced by proposal submission and/or receipt of funding awards; Record of successful teamwork in a collaborative environment; and Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
About the Department:
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has research labs and faculty distributed over three campuses addressing three primary research thrust areas: Fairfax campus (materials, energy and sustainability), the Science and Technology campus in Manassas (biomedical – biochemistry and synthetic organic chemistry), and the Potomac Environmental Research & Education Center (environmental chemistry). The research funding portfolio includes the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), other government and non-profit agencies, and private industry. Faculty in the department have close collaborations with researchers from a number of local and regional institutions, including the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), NIH, Food and Drug Administration, Naval Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and Inova Health System among others. For more information, visit http://chemistry.gmu.edu/ and http://cos.gmu.edu/.
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers undergraduate programs leading to the BA or BS (ACS certification) degrees in Chemistry, with optional concentrations in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, or Materials Chemistry; a five-year BS/Accelerated MS degree; a traditional MS degree and a PhD in Chemistry. For more information about the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, visit us on the web at https://science.gmu.edu/academics/departments-units/chemistry-biochemistry
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9478Z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ by completing and submitting the following:
the online application
- a cover letter (limited to 1 page) a current CV (limited to 3 pages) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (limited to 1 page) a statement on diversity, equity and inclusion (research, teaching, service (limited to 1 page) should be uploaded as “Other Document” a research plan outlining potential student involvement (limited to 3 pages); and a detailed startup budget list of equipment needs, which includes itemized costs, (limited to 1 page) should be uploaded as the “Other Document”.
Applicants should arrange to have three (3) recommendation letters sent directly from the letter writers to email@example.com in PDF format, sent to the attention of Bioanalytical Chemistry Search Committee.
Review of applications will begin on December 19, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
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.