Geography & Environmental Planning
Department of Geography & Environmental Planning
The Towson University Department of Geography and Environmental Planning seeks a broadly-trained physical geographer with specialization in climatology for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position starting in August 2013.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and working with diverse populations of students. Responsibilities will include supporting the department and our minor in Meteorology by teaching classes in introductory physical geography, meteorology, climatology, climate change, the interaction of society with the environment, and an upper-level elective and/or graduate-level course in the candidate's area of specialization. The successful candidate will be expected to work with geography graduate students and support undergraduate research. Resources include a physical geography teaching laboratory, a weather station, computer laboratories, and two research laboratories for geomorphology and meteorology. There is potential for working with the media studies program to provide students with experience in broadcast meteorology, and NOAA headquarters is located an hour away in Silver Spring, MD. A Ph.D. is required; A.B.D will be considered for those expecting to complete the degree by summer 2013.
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Reports 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, practical, 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 830 full-time faculty who work here. For additional information, visit http://www.towson.edu.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, two professional reference letters, a copy of any relevant publications, and a recent course syllabus or other teaching materials. In their cover letter, candidates should explain the role they would like to play in our department with respect to the teaching duties explained above, and they should describe their current and future plans for research. The potential for research collaboration exists in fields such as data mining of large climatological data sets, geographic information science, the urban environment, human impacts to the environment, and hydrology.
The applicant should submit electronic PDF copies of all materials to:
Dr. Martin Roberge
Chair, Physical Geography Search Committee
Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001
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.