Posted on behalf of Dr. Steven Lev:

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Applications are invited for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment at Towson University in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences starting fall 2011


A Ph.D. in a relevant area is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, show potential for a productive research/scholarly program, and pursue external funding to support research programs involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. This position requires a teaching load of 9 contact hours per semester during the first three years. This position supports the Geology program with the potential to interact with students in the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Science and Studies.  Preference is given to candidates with research interests in the areas of surfical processes, hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental geophysics or forensic geology.  Information on the Department Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences can be found at This position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of hire.

Towson University:

Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area's largest university and Maryland's Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 63 undergraduate majors, 38 master's programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 788 full-time faculty who work here.

Submit a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts from all institutions attended, one-page statement on teaching philosophy, statement on research interests, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

c/o Dr. Steven Lev, Chair PAGS Search Committee
8000 York Road
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252
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Electronic submission of application materials is encouraged. Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form.  The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Mark Monk
Laboratory Manager
Urban Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory
Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
Towson University
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