Department Environmental Science & Policy (ESP) Alternate
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Economic Interest Not Applicable Job Category Instructional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant Professor, Energy and
Sustainability (Term) Working Title Assistant Professor, Energy and
Sustainability (Term) Job Type Full-Time Position Number F6040z
Recruit Number FAC8210 Working Hours Location Fairfax, VA Other
Location Pay Band Salary Commensurate with education and
experience. Web Announcement
Assistant Professor, Energy and Sustainability (Term)
The George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science
and Policy (ESP) in the College of Science is seeking an
enthusiastic and energetic individual for a full-time 9-month, Term
Assistant Professor of Energy and Sustainability beginning in Fall
2021 and extending through Summer 2022, renewable on an annual
basis contingent on funding and performance. The successful
candidate will join an active team of ESP faculty instructors and
researchers located on the Fairfax campus in Virginia. 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.
This faculty member will teach energy and sustainability courses
in our graduate and undergraduate programs and coordinate and grow
the Energy and Sustainability Policy and Science MS concentration.
The expected teaching responsibility for this position is four
courses per semester during Fall and Spring, including but not
limited to Energy Policy, Food-Energy-Water Nexus, and
Sustainability in Action. Based on research performance a lighter
teaching load will be available.
Concentration coordination responsibilities include further
development of the concentration's curriculum, recruitment of new
students, and coordination of academic aspects of the program.
As a unit that promotes transdisciplinary scholarship, we seek a
colleague with energy and sustainability teaching and research
interests and experience that complement existing faculty strengths
in Water and Watersheds, Conservation Science, and the One Health
approach to ecosystems and sustainability. We welcome building new
partnerships to develop interdisciplinary projects.
- Successful completion of a Ph.D. in Public Policy,
Sustainability Studies, Environmental Science and Policy or related
- At least five years of experience in teaching energy and
sustainability courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels,
with a record of excellence evidenced by course evaluations and
- Experience in designing energy and sustainability courses;
- Experience in designing and implementing graduate academic
- A record of interdisciplinary/interdepartmental collaboration
on teaching and research;
- A record of grant activity for student research;
- Experience in and strong commitment to mentoring and
supervising graduate students;
- Effective interpersonal communication skills.
- A record of scholarly activity demonstrated by peer reviewed
publications and invited conference presentations on energy and
sustainability policy and education;
- At least five years of experience working on energy and
sustainability policy development in a government agency;
- At least five years of professional energy and sustainability
policy analysis experience.
Review of applications will begin March 2, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.
ESP is well known for its truly interdisciplinary faculty
focused on environmental natural and social sciences. ESP also
includes additional graduate program faculty from across the
university and numerous affiliated environmental professionals. The
following degrees are awarded: B.S. in Environmental Science, B.A.
in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, M.S. in Environmental
Science and Policy, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public
Policy. ESP 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 deeply
committed to increasing diversity and encourage applications from
women and minority scholars.
For more information about the ESP, visit us online at
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and
submit the online application, then upload a cover letter, CV, a
philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list
of three professional references with contact information.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: 03/02/2021 Posting Date
02/03/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled? Yes Telework Friendly?
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