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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 LIBERAL ARTS

Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Assistant Professor

Tenure-track, 9-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development. Employment to begin August 2024. Doctoral degree in Family Science or related field. ABD applicants with on-going progress will be considered and if all degree requirements are complete by February 1, 2025, the applicant will be hired at the rank of Instructor. Individuals with, or working toward, MFT/CFT licensure are especially encouraged to apply. Strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Demonstrated success or potential to teach Family Science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. This position is intended to address Towson University moving toward an R2 status that emphasizes increased scholarship and grant activity. Demonstrated potential to develop a research agenda, including the potential to secure external funding. Demonstrated service to community, university, and/or field. Faculty will be assigned a 3-3 instructional workload (2-3 first year) that includes a range of undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate advising is part of teaching responsibilities. Scholarly research productivity, including the securing of external grants, and service to the department, college, and university are expected. Additional duties may be assigned based upon applicant qualifications and departmental needs. Review of applications begins Friday, January 5, 2024, and continues until the position is filled. CLA-3727

 

THE JESS AND MILDRED FISHER COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS

Department of Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor, Science Education

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with expertise in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER). This is a full-time appointment beginning August 2024. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in biology, biology education, science education, or a relevant field is required at the time of appointment; demonstrated experience in biology or science education research; potential for or past success securing external funding; demonstrated scholarly activity in the areas of biology or science education; potential or past experience in mentoring students; experience with student- centered evidence-based teaching practices; an ability to teach introductory courses in biology; a demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate; and a commitment to access, inclusion, and diversity in higher education. The successful candidate for this biology education research position is expected to develop a productive, externally funded research program in post-secondary biology education or science education that engages students. The successful candidate will join a thriving community of more than 50 biologists with broad subdisciplinary diversity and will be expected to contribute to teaching lower-level courses for majors or nonmajors in introductory biology, student intern supervision for secondary science education majors, and content or methods courses for preservice teachers. We seek candidates with an interest in engaging in a collaborative teaching and research environment in support of the academic program of the unit. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s continuing efforts and process relating to building inclusive excellence in science education to promote the success and retention of all students. The successful candidate will have teaching experience at the university/college level; and research experience and/or interests relating to equity and inclusion in college science education and assessment. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. FCSM-3728

 

Department of Mathematics

Assistant Professor – Mathematics Education

 

Tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position, in the Department of Mathematics beginning August 2024. Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Mathematics Education, Mathematics (with significant work experience in Mathematics Education), or a closely related field, before August 15, 2024. Department needs include undergraduate and secondary mathematics education, equity and social justice in mathematics education, and mathematics teacher education. Outstanding candidates in other mathematics education specialties will be given full consideration. Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of five or six course units (three credit hours each) per academic year. Faculty members in mathematics education teach a broad spectrum of courses throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in the Master’s degree program in Mathematics Education, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching is essential. The successful candidate will establish a productive research program with a willingness to pursue external funding opportunities. The department is strongly committed to undergraduate research and teacher preparation. Review of applications begins on December 18, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. FCSM- 3726

 

For detailed information on these positions, please visit:

 

https://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

 

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.

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form (https://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/ diversity/employment/data.html) to complete a voluntary online form. All data collected are for internal, state, and/or federal reporting and will not be used for other purposes.

Towson University is an equal opportunity 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 background

 

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