Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Applications are invited for a two-year visiting assistant professor of Geosciences appointment at Towson University in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences starting fall 2013. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper level electives related to their field of expertise.
The successful applicant is expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show potential for a productive research/scholarly program involving undergraduate students. This position supports the Geology program and a Ph.D. in a relevant area is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Preference is given to candidates with a background in the areas of hydrology/hydrogeology, geophysics, engineering geology, mineralogy, or energy resources.
Founded in 1866, Towson University is now recognized by U.S. News & World Report 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, 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 21,800 undergraduate and graduate students in 64 undergraduate majors, 44 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. 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 830 full-time faculty who work at Towson University. For additional information, visit http://www.towson.edu.
Applicants should send a CV, a one-page statement on teaching philosophy, a one-page statement on research interests, and three letters of reference electronically to:
Dr. Steven Lev
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Review of applications will begin April 29, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Additional information on the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences can be found at http://www.towson.edu/physics/.
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data 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. This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.