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Assistant Professor, Middle School Science Education
The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences seeks a tenure-track assistant professor beginning Fall 2011 to support Towson University’s new Middle School Science Education Program. Candidates are expected to have (1) a doctoral in science education, (2) a doctorate in curriculum and instruction (or an equivalent degree), or (3) a doctorate in the physical, earth, or space sciences and extensive experience in science education. ( A candidate who is ABD will be considered if the degree is completed by February 1, 2012). Middle-level science teaching experience is preferred. This position is contingent on final funding approval.
The successful candidate will be able to reach science content, field experience, and teaching methods courses for middle school and elementary education majors. The person is also expected to be involved in education research and in professional development activities for teacher in the metropolitan Baltimore area.
Towson University: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's 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 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 65 undergraduate majors, 47 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 822 full-time faculty who work here.
Application Procedure: Apply by sending a sending a cover letter, a summary of your teaching philosophy and research goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to the address below. In your cover letter, please highlight your science education experience at the middle and elementary school levels.
Dr. Pamela Lottero-Perdue, Co-Chair
Middle School Science Education Search
Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2011. Please contach Dr. Pamela Lottero-Perdue at email@example.com for additional infomation about the position.
Upon submitting your Cirriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, 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.
Assistant Professor, Physics
The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences at Towson University seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of employment (August 2011). Applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, show potential for a productive research/scholarly program, and pursue external funding to support research programs involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. Review of the applications will begin September 27, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Dr. David Schaefer, Chair of the Physics Search Committee, by email or by calling 410-704-2220.
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a research plan, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Physics Search Committee
Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252
Towson University is an equal
opportunity / affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment
to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply.