George Mason University — Research Curriculum – Term Instructional Faculty, 12-month Term

The George Mason University Honors College invites applications for the position of Term Instructional Faculty (12-month term). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The standard teaching load for 12-month Instructional Faculty is 4:4:2. This position includes a course reduction of one course per semester for administrative duties (3:3:1).

About the Honors College
The Honors College highlights the full spectrum of opportunities for academic achievement, professional development, and public service that Mason offers. The College serves over 1,700 undergraduate students from all majors and offers an enriched academic and social environment that enhances the undergraduate experience. All applicants should be highly committed to the College’s mission of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of our community.

The successful candidate is expected to teach HNRS 110: Principles of Research and Inquiry, and to assist the Director of Faculty and Curriculum in coordinating the Honors College research curriculum. A teaching load reduction of one course per academic term will be granted for administrative duties, including, advising students, developing learning objectives and related assignments, organizing annual colloquia and exhibitions, and conducting assessments to ensure quality and consistency across sections, etc. The general duties of all Honors College staff include working to develop the quality and reputation of the college, supporting the recruitment of students to the Honors College, and mentoring students as needed.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate researchers.

  • Doctoral degree (ABD considered);
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate research to a cohort of multidisciplinary students;
  • Experience working with first generation and/or underrepresented students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of coordination or administrative experience working in higher education;
  • Knowledge and teaching experience with quantitative and qualitative methods.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F474AZ at; complete and submit the online application; upload a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching, 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.