The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in the Department of Health Sciences beginning August 2020. This position has both undergraduate and graduate teaching opportunities in the graduate Health Science program and the undergraduate Health Education and Promotion program. Salary is competitive; this position includes the State of Maryland benefits package.
Applicants must possess a research-focused doctoral degree in public health, health education and promotion, or a closely related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2021.
Candidates must have the education and expertise to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: health education and promotion, program planning and evaluation, health education theory, sexual health and other HEP course offerings.
Evidence of a scholarship agenda focused in an area of specialty in relating to the promotion and knowledge of health or closely related field.
Success working with diverse populations of students and experience in college teaching is highly desirable.
Preference will be given to candidates with Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Certification in Public Health (CPH) credentials, have potential for externally funded scholarship and research, expertise to teach across a variety of health sciences, and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations and students.
Candidates who wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must have 6 years’ experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications, and demonstrate a clear line of scholarship with outcomes.
Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units (three credit hours each) per academic year. Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – provide high quality instruction in a variety of public health and health education and promotion courses, develop and refine courses and curricula, and advise and mentor students as they matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the workforce; 2) SCHOLARSHIP – development of a focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the Department, College, University, professional and community levels. For candidates who have an interest and expertise, there are leadership opportunities within the department.
Department of Health Sciences:
The Health Education and Promotion program is one of 10 graduate /undergraduate degree/certificate programs in the interprofessional team-oriented Department of Health Sciences. HEP has 14 fulltime faculty and over 400 undergraduate majors. The graduate program offers the Master of Science degree in health science with concentrations in Administration, Community Health and School Health Education.
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.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least four professional references. Submission of materials as one PDF attachment is strongly encouraged. Application materials should be sent to:
Questions should be directed to Dr. Andrea Brace (email@example.com), chair of the search committee (Phone: 410-704-4218)
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employmentlresources/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/or any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CHP-3350.
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.
About Towson University
The largest comprehensive university in the Baltimore area, Towson University is nationally recognized for its excellent programs in the arts and sciences, communications, business, health professions, education, fine arts and computer information systems. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, our beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for study and a diverse campus life, as well as easy access to a wealth of university and community resources. Towson University's educational experience branches out to off-campus locations throughout Maryland, including a number of online options. Our many interdisciplinary partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Maryland provide opportunities for research, internships and jobs. Towson University is a founding member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).