Assistant or Associate Professor, Science Education

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics


The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences seeks a tenure-track

assistant or associate professor beginning fall 2007; the associate

professor level is reserved for exceptionally qualified candidates with at

least six years of full-time college teaching and appropriate scholarship.

Candidates are expected to have either (1) a doctorate in science education,

or (2) a doctorate in the physical or earth sciences and extensive

experience in science education. (A candidate who is ABD will be considered

if the degree is completed by February 1, 2008.)


The successful candidate will be able to teach science content and methods

courses for elementary and/or early childhood education majors. The person

is also expected to be involved in education research and in professional

development activities for teachers in the metropolitan Baltimore area.  In

addition, the successful candidate will be eligible after one year at Towson

to compete with other junior faculty for a three-year appointment as a Jess

Fisher Endowed Chair in the Physical and Biological Sciences.


Towson University: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by

U.S. News & World Report's 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 area¹s largest university and Maryland¹s

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 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students

in 64 undergraduate majors, 35 master¹s programs and four doctoral programs