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Assistant Professor Sustainability & Environmental Change

Towson University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 6, 2024

Job Details

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 Biological Sciences

Assistant Professor, Sustainability & Environmental Change

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences with expertise in sustainability & environmental change or related field, beginning January 2025. Successful applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, to establish a productive research/scholarly program involving undergraduate and graduate students, and to actively pursue extramural funding for that research. Successful candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in the biological or environmental sciences or related field, and have postdoctoral experience. The candidate’s research program should be in sustainability & environmental change; topics may include but are not limited to conservation, sustainable agriculture or natural resources, sustainable development goals, or social-ecological modelling. Teaching responsibilities may include Conservation Biology, General Ecology, or other undergraduate and graduate courses that align with faculty area(s) of expertise, including new and existing graduate courses relating to sustainability and environmental change. The candidate will be expected to also participate in the interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Studies Program, which also affords opportunities for collaboration with a wide variety of faculty across the college and university. Faculty are assigned a reduced instructional workload and reduced service (e.g., student advising) for the pre-tenure years. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged; opportunities for interdepartmental collaborations are facilitated by shared cross-departmental lab spaces. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. FCSM-3738.

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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 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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