Towson, Maryland
Mar 27, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
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Education Level
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Lecturer (two positions)

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, Towson University



The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer positions in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences beginning August 2018. One permanent and one temporary (one-year) for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Master’s degree in Geology or closely-related discipline.


Teach four 3-credit or equivalent courses per semester. Teach GEOL 121 Physical Geology, both lecture and laboratory components, as well as other upper and lower level geology courses. High priority courses include GEOL 123 Historical Geology (lecture + lab), GEOL 305 Environmental Geology (lecture + lab), GEOL 321 Structural Geology (lecture + lab), GEOL 357 Physical Oceanography (lecture only), and GEOL 415 Hydrogeology (lecture + lab).  In addition to their teaching responsibilities, lecturers are required to contribute 20% of their time toward service or research duties, commensurate with the department’s goals.

Towson University, Towson, Maryland:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U.S. News and World Reports 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 almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 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.

Application Process:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references with contact information. A short (less than page) statement of teaching philosophy is optional. Application materials and questions should be sent to tugeologysearch@towson.edu. Application deadline is April 26, 2018.

Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as a Criminal Background Investigation, are required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html 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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is FCSM-N-3143L.

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