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Assistant Professor
Department of Health Science
College of Health Professions
CHP-N-2809

Position:
The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Health Science Department beginning August 2015.

Qualifications:
Research doctoral degree in public health, health education, health promotion or other closely related field required. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2015. Evidence of competencies as defined by the field and mastery in responsibilities related to health education/health promotion. Record of high-quality teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels that include knowledge of and ability to use new technologies in the instructional process. Demonstrate ability to develop interdisciplinary research/programs that will support health education/health promotion in communities. Demonstrate record of scholarship productivity that may include ability to obtain external funding. Applicants with Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification preferred. Faculty assigned a reduced instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units.

Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate coursework related to health behavior theory, health promotion programming and public health methodologies that may include but not be limited to epidemiology, prevention programming, instructional methods and evaluation strategies. Maintain an active research agenda with consistent and demonstrated scholarship activity. Participate in curriculum development and assessment activities. Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Supervise student internships. Encourage and mentor undergraduate and graduate student interest in applied health promotion projects/research. Engage in interdisciplinary initiatives that support health promotion, particularly those that focus on diverse populations. Participate actively in shared governance.

Department of Health Science:
The Department of Health Science, located within the College of Health Professions, has 12 full-time faculty and over 360 undergraduate majors across three concentrations: community health, school health and school/community health. The graduate program has over 130 students in the master’s degree program.

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 almost 18,000 undergraduates and 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 begins September 1, 2014 and continues until position is filled. Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) of three current professional references, graduate degree transcripts and other relevant supporting material to:

Dr. Donna Cox, Chair, Health Science Search Committee
Department of Health Science
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Email: dcox@towson.edu
Phone: 410-704-4214

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: CHP-N-2809.

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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