Assistant Professor, Microbial Genetics
Department of Biological Sciences
Fisher College of Science & Mathematics
Towson University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in
the Department of Biological Sciences starting fall 2013, pending approval
of funding. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in microbiology and genetics and the possibility of an upper-level elective and/or graduate-level course in the candidate’s area of specialization.
The successful applicant is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to develop a productive research program involving both undergraduate and graduate students, and to pursue external
funding to support his/her research program. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in molecular or genomic analysis of microbial populations. Ph.D. is required, postdoctoral experience preferred.
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, 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 21,800 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.
Applicants should send a CV, copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, a one-page statement on teaching philosophy, a one-page statement on research interests, and three letters of reference electronically to:
Dr. Brian Masters
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at http://www.towson.edu/biology/.
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in 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.
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