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Assistant/Associate Professor
Department of Health Science
College of Health Professions
CHP-N-2640

The Department of Health Science at Towson University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track position to begin Fall, 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.


The Department of Health Science has graduate and undergraduate programs in School Health Education and Community Health. It has the only AAHE/NCATE accredited School Health Education program in the State of Maryland, as well as the only dual major in School and Community Health. The College of Health Profession’s Institute for Well-Being provides an excellent environment to provide needed health promotion services to the community and engage in outcome research.

Position Responsibilities:

This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate coursework in the Health Science programs and core curriculum. Participation in scholarly activity, student advising, program development, community outreach, service to the University, and the discipline is required.


Qualifications
• Expertise in one or more of the following content areas required: environmental health, community  health, public health, quantitative methods;
• Evidence of potential for a productive research program and the ability to obtain external funding and service in the discipline required;
• Evidence of potential for interdisciplinary work or engagement with external health organizations required;
• Ability to use innovative instructional technologies required;
• CHES or CHES eligible preferred;
• Experience in teaching in higher education preferred.


Completed doctoral degree in Health Promotion, Public Health, or closely related field; candidates who are ABD will be considered for an initial appointment as instructor. All doctoral requirements must be completed by Feb. 1, 2014. Candidate for the rank of Associate Professor must meet all of the criteria for the rank of Associate Professor at Towson University, including evidence of successful teaching, a well-established line of research, and effective service.

General Information:
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 841 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process
For full consideration, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names of four professional references (including addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses), and official transcript(s) from degree granting institutions to:

Susan Radius, PhD, MCHES
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Health Science
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
sradius@towson.edu


Review of candidates will begin on March 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary online applicant date form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


 

 

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