Clinical Assistant Professor, General Chemistry, FCSM-3309

Clinical Assistant Professor, General 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 full-time, non-tenure track, 10-month Clinical Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020. The successful candidate will be the General Chemistry Coordinator for the Department of Chemistry. This renewable position carries with it the possibility of promotion.


A PhD degree in chemistry or a closely related field is required. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching introductory chemistry. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with a diverse group of instructors. The successful applicant may also have the opportunity to teach upper-level undergraduate courses in their area of expertise, depending on departmental needs.


General chemistry is a multi-section, two-semester course with >500 students enrolled per semester. The coordinator will be responsible for designing the course curriculum (lecture and lab) and determining policies across all sections, in collaboration with the faculty. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for mentoring new instructors to the course, liaising with the general chemistry lab manager, and liaising with the department assessment coordinator to ensure compliance with the university’s assessment policies. The successful candidate will teach 24 contact hours (8 courses) per year. Some of the teaching requirement may be reassigned to administrative duties in support of General Chemistry coordination activities. While not a requirement, there are opportunities to engage in collaborative research and/or mentor undergraduate students.

Towson University

About TU

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 over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 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 September 23, 2019. Priority will be given to complete applications received by September 24, 2019. All application materials must be sent electronically to, as a single pdf, arranged in the following order: 1 cover letter, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. statement of teaching philosophy (no longer than 2 pages), and 4. unofficial transcripts from Ph.D. granting institution. Applications that do not conform to the guidelines may not be reviewed. Additionally, applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Please direct all enquiries about the position to: 

Dr. Sonali Raje

Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee Chair

Department of Chemistry

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is FCSM-3309.

Applicant Data Form

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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.