Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in inorganic chemistry in the Chemistry Department in the Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics beginning August 2015.
Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or closely related field required; post-doctoral experience is desirable. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the instructional rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2016.
18 contact hours (6 course units) is the initial teaching load for the first year’s contract. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will be expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate students and to pursue external funding. Teaching responsibility in inorganic and introductory chemistry. Mentoring of graduate students is possible through interdisciplinary programs with which the department is affiliated.
The Department of Chemistry:
The Chemistry Department (http://www.towson.edu/chemistry) is ACS accredited, with 18 tenured or tenure-track faculty, actively engaged in externally funded research involving undergraduates and graduate students. The department enrolls about 400 undergraduates in chemistry, forensic chemistry and chemistry secondary education and 45 graduate students in the M.S. in forensic science. The department supports the undergraduate and graduate environmental science programs and undergraduate biochemistry/molecular biology/bioinformatics program. Additional collaborative opportunities may be available with materials science faculty in the department of physics, astronomy and geosciences.
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.
Review of applications begins September 15, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Submit a curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts from all institutions attended, statement on research interests (no more than four pages; include applicability to undergraduate participation), one-page statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Dr. Ryan Casey
Inorganic Chemist Research Committee
Department of Chemistry
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
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