Term Instructional Faculty – Open Rank

Department of Global and Community Health


The George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health, invites applications for two full-time term faculty members (9-month, non-tenure track, state-funded) starting August 2022. Rank is open. The key areas of instructional expertise required are in anatomy and physiology, and in public health practice, leadership, and program planning and evaluation. 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.


About the Department:

Founded in 2006, the Department of Global and Community Health (GCH) is a multi-disciplinary department focused on teaching and research in public health. We offer degrees accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Our academic programs include: a BS in Community Health with concentrations in Clinical Science, Global Health, Nutrition, and Physical Activity; a MS in Global Health; a MPH with concentrations in Community Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Food Security and Nutrition, Global Health, Health Equity and Social Justice, Health Policy, Public Health Communication, and Public Health Practice; and a PhD in Public Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Science.


The Department’s programs enroll nearly 600 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate students. The department includes 22 full-time faculty members with backgrounds in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, global health, and social and behavioral sciences, who are committed to the ideals of health equity and social justice among underserved domestic and global populations.



Responsibilities for both positions include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, participating in university, college and departmental governance, professional and public service, and performing related instructional assignments such as supervising senior projects, student internships and practicum. The typical instructional workload is 4 courses per semester, with the option to teach over the summer. Teaching modalities will include both in-person and online, and possibly hybrid courses. The first position focuses on teaching a two-semester sequence of undergraduate anatomy and physiology in a lecture/lab format and may also include courses related to other aspects of public health. The second position focuses on teaching public health leadership, program planning and evaluation, and practice-based courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Specific courses for both positions will be determined in consultation with the department. Annual appointments will depend on budget and performance.


Required Qualifications:

·       Earned doctoral degree in a field related to the specific position;

·       Record of effective teaching as the instructor of record for University-level courses taught in a variety of modalities — online, hybrid and in person formats;

·       Ability to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse student population;

·       Strong interpersonal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

·       MPH or MSPH from a CEPH accredited school or program of public health;

·       Experience with successful methods of teaching and learning;

·       Experience with undergraduate or graduate student mentoring or research.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F9489Z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter summarizing teaching interests and experience as the instructor of record both online and in person (include information about online course development and delivery experience); (2) a one-page teaching philosophy; (3) a complete curriculum vitae; (4) contact information for three professional references (include title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number), and (5) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship, or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.


NOTE: Candidates who are invited for the second round of interviews (in person or virtually) must arrange for the search committee to receive three letters of recommendation prior to the second interview.


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.