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Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Full-Time Lecturer (3 Positions)
Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences invites applications for three full-time positions in physics and astronomy for the Academic Year 2013-2014 at the level of Lecturer. One of these positions is a one year appointment, while the other provides the opportunity for annual renewal. Lecturers are expected to teach 12 contact hours of undergraduate physics courses per semester. The primary duty will be to teach lower level introductory physics courses, however lecturers are also expected to contribute to the department goals in some other capacity.

Candidates are expected to have recent experience teaching introductory physics and strong communication skills. A PhD in physics or a closely related discipline is preferred. Experience in curriculum development, familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education, and research interests compatible with the department’s current research activities are desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2013 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

Towson University:
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.

Application Process:
To apply, please submit: cover letter; CV; names of three references. Send via e-mail to David M. Schaefer at dschaefer@towson.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately; the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

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.





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