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Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Department of Biological Sciences
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Towson University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences starting fall 2014, pending approval of funding. Teaching load is anticipated to include a general microbiology course for majors, an upper-level undergraduate course in either pathogenic or environmental microbiology, and participation in graduate-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

The successful applicant is expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to develop a productive research program involving both graduate and undergraduate students, and to pursue external funding to support his/her research program. Ph.D. is required, postdoctoral experience preferred.

Towson University:
Towson University ( ) 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:
Applicants should send a CV, copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, a one-page statement on teaching philosophy, a one-page statement on research interests, and three letters of reference electronically to:

Dr. Michelle Snyder
Microbiology Search Committee
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences is available at

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit 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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