Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by US News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is the most major university in Baltimore and is the largest public university and comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland system. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduate students and over 3,000 graduate students in six academic colleges (Business, Education, Fine Arts, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Mathematics), has nearly 900 full-time faculty full and offers more than 65 bachelor’s degrees, 45 master’s degrees. , and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 lush acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington, DC, and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Early Childhood Education
Tenure-track Assistant Professor, 9 months in the Department of Early Childhood Education (ECED) starting August 2022. PhD in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Curriculum and Instruction, Teacher Education or related fields. ABD applicants with continued progress will be considered if all degree requirements are met by June 1, 2023. Commitment to excellence in teaching. Ongoing commitment to working with public schools. Demonstrated success or potential to teach early childhood education courses at undergraduate and graduate level. As we transition to a 2 Research University, the successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to develop a strong body of scholarship using an innovative, collaborative or interdisciplinary research program. Applicants must have at least three years of work experience in public schools, a Head Start program, or another child care setting. Candidates whose work incorporates a demonstrated commitment to issues of equity, inclusion or social justice are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty will be assigned a teaching workload of six (6) course units per academic year. Undergraduate counseling is part of the teaching responsibilities. Scholarly research productivity, program evaluation activity, and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Professors can teach on or off campus. Candidates may be asked to teach in online and/or hybrid formats, and may have additional duties depending on candidate qualifications and department needs. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COE-3153
THE JESS AND MILDRED FISHER COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Department of Biological Sciences
Research Assistant Professor
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences with a planned transition to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. PhD in biological sciences at the end of the appointment (August 17, 2022) is required. Strong candidates will have postdoctoral experience. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and excellence in teaching and demonstrated academic ability are required. Applicants should have research training and expertise in biomedical sciences (eg, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, virology, physiology, and genetics). Strong candidates will have experience mentoring and supervising research students. The candidate must successfully complete a two-year research fellowship as an assistant research professor before the planned transition to a tenure-track position. The purpose of the scholarship is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in academia. We particularly invite applications from members of historically underrepresented groups on the faculty. The Fellow will be appointed Assistant Research Professor for a two-year term. The position includes a competitive severance package, health benefits, laboratory and office space, as well as funds for conference travel, research supplies and preparation for academic work. The Fellow’s time will be primarily spent pursuing research, but may also include participation in the National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the PROMISE Academy Alliance Professorship (AGEP) (https://theageppromiseacademy.com/) – a professional development and mentorship program to help transition into a tenure-track position at Towson University. Additionally, the Fellow will teach one undergraduate course (introductory, graduate, graduate, or research-based) per year. Highly experienced research and teaching mentors will meet regularly with the Fellow to provide guidance on developing an educationally sound teaching philosophy and plan and on improving the skills needed to pursue a career in research. academic research, including proposal and manuscript writing and technical presentation skills. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. FCSM-3552
For detailed information on this position, please see: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html
A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may affect employment.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and at the center of every decision we make since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all USM schools is both a reasonable and necessary way to protect our health and our security. As a potential hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you start working at the University.
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Towson University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with a zero achievement gap and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage applications from a variety of (disabilities) abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, of color, religion, socioeconomics, sexual orientation and beliefs.