A new job posting - I know the Towson department, and it is an interdisciplinary mix of people across the natural sciences and science education.


Hello everyone.

Towson University is now hiring for a secondary science education position
for Fall 2008.The position description can be found below.

***position description***

The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences seeks a tenure-track
assistant professor beginning fall 2008.Candidates are expected to have an
undergraduate degree in physics, astronomy, or earth sciences, a minimum of
three years of secondary science teaching experience, and either (1) a
doctorate in science education, (2) a doctorate in curriculum and
instruction, or (3) a doctorate in physics, astronomy, or earth sciences and
extensive experience in secondary science education.(A candidate who is
ABD will be considered if the degree is completed by February 1, 2009). This
position is contingent on final funding approval for fiscal 2009.

The successful candidate will be able to teach methods courses for secondary
science education majors, teach content courses in his or her field,
supervise secondary student teachers and MAT students, and coordinate and
expand Towsonís existing secondary science program. The person is also
expected to be involved in education research and in professional
development activities for teachers in the metropolitan Baltimore area.

After one year at Towson, the candidate will be eligible 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
Reportís 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 areaís largest university and Marylandís
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 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students
in 62 undergraduate majors, 38 masterís 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 700 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Procedure:

Apply by sending a cover letter, a summary of your teaching philosophy and
research goals, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to the
address below.In your cover letter, please highlight your science
education experience at the secondary level.

Science Education Search
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2008 and continue until
the position is filled.

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.


Cody Sandifer

Dr. Cody Sandifer
Associate Professor of Science Education
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Center for Science and Mathematics Education, Acting Director
Science Education Search Committee, Chair

Office phone: 410-704-4989
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