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Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
FCSM-N-2801

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

Qualifications:
Ph.D. in a relevant area required. Postdoctoral experience preferred. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and show potential for a productive research/scholarly program. Preference given to candidate with research and teaching interests in the areas of mineralogy, sedimentology and stratigraphy, shallow geophysics, solid earth geophysics, or hydrogeology. Candidates with background in climate change, engineering geology, or energy resources and whose interests overlap with the priorities already listed will also be considered.

Responsibilities:
Teach introductory and upper-level geology courses. Will have the opportunity to teach graduate-level environmental science courses. Support the geology program with the potential to interact with students in the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in environmental science and studies. Establish a productive research program, including seeking external funding to support research involving undergraduate and graduate students.

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences:
The PAGS department (http://www.towson.edu/physics) includes four related disciplines: physics, astronomy, geosciences, and science education. PAGS is housed within the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics where research, particularly with undergraduates, is strongly supported by the Fisher Endowment. The PAGS department has twenty tenure/tenure-track faculty, including four tenure/tenure-track geologists along with two full-time geology lecturers. The Geology program has extensive teaching and research interactions with the large, and growing, Environmental Science and Studies undergraduate and graduate programs.

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 will begin on October 3, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Electronic applications should be submitted as a single PDF file and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page statement on teaching philosophy and two-page statement on research interests. Three letters of reference should also be submitted separately by email. All materials should be sent to Dr. Steven Lev, GEOLsearch@towson.edu.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant for this position, 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 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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