Assistant Professor, Geosciences Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics FCSM-3634
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track 9-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences beginning August, 2023.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a relevant area is required at the time of employment. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, show potential for a productive research/scholarly program, and pursue external funding to support research programs involving undergraduate students.
Responsibilities: This position supports the Geology program with the potential to interact with students in the interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs in Environmental Science and Studies. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate introductory and upper–level geology courses and the potential to teach graduate–level environmental science courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach structural geology and may include individuals with a research focus in areas such as geophysics, structure, or tectonics. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
Towson University: Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Report 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 System of Maryland. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 910 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 December 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page statement on teaching experience and philosophy (including a statement supporting diversity and inclusion), and two-page statement on research interests. Three letters of reference should be directly submitted to GEOLsearch@towson.edu. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Wendy Nelson (GEOLsearch@towson.edu).
Additional information on the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences can be found at https://www.towson.edu/fcsm/departments/physics/undergrad/geosciences/.
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