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Towson University
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 23, 2022

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.


Assistant Professor Position, Astronomy

Tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences. Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field at the time of employment (August 2023). Applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and to show evidence or potential for a productive research program. Towson University is beginning a transition from a comprehensive teaching university to a high research activity (R2) institution. Thus, interested candidates should show an ability to pursue and procure external funding to support research. A candidate who can contribute to a new planetary science curriculum and who has experience in ground-based telescope observing is especially desirable. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. A successful candidate will be able and willing to teach a variety of courses in astronomy and physics at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as conduct research involving undergraduate and graduate students. Review of applications will begin December 12, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. FCSM-3635

Assistant Professor, Geosciences

Applications are invited for a tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor of Geosciences position at Towson University in the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences starting fall 2023. A Ph.D. in a relevant area is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. This position supports the Geology undergraduate program with opportunities to work with the interdisciplinary BS and MS programs in Environmental Science and Studies. 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. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate introductory and upper–level geology courses with opportunities to teach graduate–level environmental science courses. Research responsibilities include establishing a productive research program that involves undergraduate students and pursuing external funding. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF and should include a cover letter, CV, separate 2-page statements for teaching (including a diversity statement) and research. Three letters of reference should be submitted to Inquires can be sent to Review of applications will begin on December 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. FCSM-3634

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A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidates and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/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 zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

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