Department of Geography & Environmental Planning Assistant Professor

Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News & 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 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 almost 900 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.

Department of Geography & Environmental Planning
Assistant Professor

Tenure track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Geography & Environmental Planning beginning August 2021. Ph.D. in geography. Ph.D. in cognate field will be considered. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 2022. Candidates should have expertise in urban geographies and demonstrate the ability to incorporate critical perspectives on social justice, especially in terms of racialization and other sociospatial inequities, in their teaching and research. While we welcome candidates from a broad range of specializations, we encourage applicants whose scholarly work and teaching focus on intersectionality, critical race studies, post/ anti-colonial theories, urban economic development, urban political economies, and/or urban political ecologies. Candidates should possess the ability to build an active research agenda in the Baltimore area that incorporates undergraduate and/or graduate student research and course offerings. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of, and possess an interest in working with, a diverse student body. Experience with innovative teaching or the potential to engage undergraduate and graduate students in critical and dynamic ways are highly desirable. Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year, faculty are assigned an instructional workload of seven (7) three-credit courses per academic year. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate introductory courses and other existing or newly developed undergraduate and/or graduate courses that align with faculty area(s) of expertise. Research responsibilities include maintaining a record of scholarly research and publication. Other responsibilities include advising students in major and minor programs and service to the Department, College and University. Opportunities exist for contributing to other academic programs, including but not limited to Environmental Science and Studies, Metropolitan Studies, International Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies, which houses programs such as African and African American Studies, Latin America and Latinx Studies, Deaf Studies, and Global Humanities. Review of applications begins February 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. CLA-3401

For detailed information on this position, please visit:

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on availability of the funds at the time of hire.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs