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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

New Faculty Positions

Lecturer
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
FCSM-N-2883L

Position:
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a renewable. non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geo sciences beginning August, 2015.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline. Preference given to candidates with strong backgrounds in Astronomy, Biophysics, or Physics Education Research. Recent experience teaching introductory physics and strong communication skills. Experience in curriculum development or research interests compatible with the department's current research activities and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2015.

Responsibilities:
Teach a combination of lecture and laboratory sections from three-credit, four-credit, and/or five credit undergraduate introductory level astronomy or physics courses including ASTR 161, 162; PHYS 100, 103, 202, 211, 212, 241, 242, depending on instructor's area of specialization. Total instructional workload is four course units per semester. Lecturers also allocate 15% of their time toward departmental service and research, including activities such as supervising undergraduate research, mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and/or redesigning courses such as general physics for life sciences.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three references. Send via e-mail to David M. Schaefer at

dschaefer@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-N-2883L. Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a stronginstitutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veteransare encouraged to apply.

Lecturer, One Year Appointment
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
FCSM-N-2882L

Position:
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a nonrenewable, non-tenure track, 10-month Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences beginning August, 2015.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline. Preference given to candidates with strong backgrounds in Astronomy, Biophysics, or Physics Education Research. Recent experience teaching introductory physics and strong communication skills. Experience in curriculum development or research interests compatible with the department's current research activities and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2015.

Responsibilities:
Teach a combination of lecture and laboratory sections from three-credit, four-credit, and/or five credit undergraduate introductory level astronomy or physics courses including ASTR 161, 162; PHYS 100, 103, 202, 211, 212, 241, 242, depending on instructor's area of specialization. Total instructional workload is four course units per semester. Lecturers also allocate 15% of their time toward departmental service and research, including activities such as supervising undergraduate research, mentoring graduate teaching assistants, and/or redesigning courses such as general physics for life sciences.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Review of applications begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of three references. Send via e-mail to David M. Schaefer at

dschaefer@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: FCSM-N-2882L. 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.

Part-time Faculty Positions in

  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Geology
  • Physical Science
  • Science Education

Applicants are invited to apply for several adjunct faculty positions with the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences at Towson University. The department has openings in both laboratory and lecture courses at various times and days. Applicants must have a Masters Degree in a relevant field and teaching experience.
Applicants should submit a letter of application and a resume to:

Dr. David Schaefer, Chairperson
Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences, Room SM 445
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
dschaefer@towson.edu

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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Phone: 410-704-3020
Fax: 410-704-3511
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