Towson University (www.towson.edu) 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.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Department of Business Analytics and Technology Management
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
Tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Business Analytics and Technology Management. This position is full-time with benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Towson University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse and qualified faculty and encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Towson’s dynamic academic and culturally inclusive environment. Ph.D. degree in a discipline pertaining to the department’s primary areas of teaching, including business analytics, supply chain management, project management, MIS, or operations management, from an AACSB accredited program or a closely related discipline is required. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 2024 or earlier. The successful applicants must show competence in teaching business analytics or related courses and demonstrate great potential to develop a research portfolio appropriate to their discipline. The candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and/or graduate courses using various delivery modes (in-class, online or hybrid). The expected teaching load is 18 credit hours (6 classes) per school year with undergraduate class size averaging 32 students per class. Additional responsibilities include service to the Department, the College of Business and Economics, the University, and the profession, such as student mentoring, committee, and interfacing with the business community. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. CBE-R-3612
Department of Finance
Tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Finance. Ph.D. in Finance from an AACSB accredited institution. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 2023. Evidence of a strong commitment to teaching, advising/mentoring students, commitment to high quality research, and the ability to work in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Professional certifications such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) will be helpful. Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year. Teach traditional and online format courses within the finance discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Primary areas of interest for teaching and research should be Investments and Corporate Finance. Secondary areas may be Financial Planning. Candidates who can teach new data analytical tools such as Python and/or Tableau are preferred. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. CBE-R-3623
Department of Management
Assistant Professor in Strategy/Entrepreneurship
Tenure-track, entry-level Assistant Professor position in Strategy/Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management, beginning August 2023. Ph.D. in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, or Business Administration from an AACSB-accredited institution. ABDs with expected graduation date no later than Feb 1, 2024, will be considered. Applicants will need to demonstrate potential for strong research, excellent teaching, and service aligned with the college’s expected outcomes of impact, innovation, and engagement. Faculty member will be assigned a teaching workload of six (6) courses per academic year in the areas of strategy and entrepreneurship such as Business Policy & Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship, International Entrepreneurship or Design Thinking. Faculty member is expected to pursue research leading to refereed journal publications in the field of management. Faculty member is expected to engage in service to the department, college, university, community, and professional associations. The successful candidate will join a department that is committed to scholarly productivity, students’ excellence, and innovative and technology focused experiential teaching. The review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. CBE-3615
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Educational Technology and Literacy (EDTL) with expertise in school library media, instructional design, children and young adult school library services, and digital media and technology in youth work or related areas. The EDTL department has an established and successful school library media program that integrates new approaches to the educational and research needs of professionals seeking to understand emerging models for instructional delivery and youth participation in the new media ecology found in K-12 educational settings. The College of Education seeks applications from a diverse pool of early career scholars with a strong focus on school library media and learning/instructional design/educational technologies, a commitment to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, and applying information literacy and educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities and teaching practices. Candidates should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to the discipline of school library media, including, but not limited to, integrating digital resources, information literacy, collection development, school library media leadership and administration, or the organization of knowledge. They should have demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research. Successful candidates will have: Earned doctorate (degree completed by December 2023) from an accredited university in Instructional Technology, School Library Media, Curriculum and Instruction, Information Studies, Educational Leadership or related fields. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students. Active scholarly productivity with strong methodological training, learning design experience, and professional development commitment. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Experience teaching in online or hybrid learning environments. A strong interest in advising and mentoring masters and/or doctoral student research. Experience teaching in public/private schools and knowledge of state and national standards for school libraries (i.e., AASL). Designing and developing learning materials/courses using emerging and advanced digital media and technology. A desire to seek externally funded grants. With all hires, The College of Education seeks candidates who are committed to the College’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion of all students. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in School Library Media/Learning/Instructional Design, conduct research in the field of school librarianship, participate in program, department, college, and university governance, seek external funding, and provide service to the field and profession at local, state and national levels. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COE-3605
THE JESS AND MILDRED FISHER COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
Tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor position in Inorganic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry beginning August 2023. Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry or closely related chemical science field. Individuals with postdoctoral experience are strongly encouraged to apply. The department is particularly interested in candidates with the ability to teach upper-level inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry. Candidates with experience in experimental and/or computational (bio)organometallic chemistry, catalysis, coordination polymers, machine learning, or data science are particularly encouraged to apply. Salary shall be commensurate with experience. Faculty members are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) courses per academic year for the first year. Teach undergraduate lecture and lab courses, including upper-division inorganic chemistry, general chemistry, and potentially other courses as assigned. Establish a competitive research program that engages undergraduate students in related areas of inorganic chemistry as mentioned above. Pursue external funding and disseminate research findings in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. FCSM-3627
Department of Chemistry
Tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor in Forensic Science in the Department of Chemistry beginning August 2023. Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology or a related discipline, with application toward Forensic Science. The department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in either analytical chemistry (forensic toxicology, forensic drug analysis and forensic trace evidence analysis using advanced analytical techniques and instruments such as HPLC, LCMS, GC, GCMS and FTIR), or forensic DNA analysis (STR/PCR and/or NGS technology). Candidates with experience in a forensic analytical chemistry laboratory or a forensic DNA laboratory, postdoctoral experience or undergraduate teaching experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Teach upper-level undergraduate and graduate forensic science courses and serve as an undergraduate and graduate research mentor. Establish a competitive research program that can engage undergraduate and graduate forensic science students. Pursue external funding and publish in peer-reviewed research journals. Participate in departmental activities and potentially teach general chemistry courses at the introductory level when needed by the department. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. FCSM-3629
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Assistant Professor, Multiple Disciplines (6 positions)
Six full-time, Tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences beginning August 2023. Ph.D., or comparable terminal degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Information Technology or a related field. Strong candidates in all areas of computing will be considered. The CIS department has research and teaching strengths in all areas of computing, and we are looking for strong candidates who have a potential for high-impact research and who will excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science, information systems, or information technology. The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop strong research programs, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, apply for external funding, and participate in department service activities. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2022. FCSM-3630
For detailed information on these positions, please visit: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html
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