Overview

Position:

The College of Health Professions invites applications for two 9-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty to support the Department of Health Sciences; undergraduate majors include health care management, public health, and allied health. Full-time appointment will begin in August 2023. Successful applicants will have a core focus in one of these fields but show evidence of interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship in one of these or closely related areas. Faculty may teach at the undergraduate or graduate level based on expertise and the needs of the department.  Salary is competitive and includes the State of Maryland benefits package. Rank will be determined based on qualifications at the time of appointment.

 

Qualifications:

Research doctoral degree in a health sciences or related discipline. Education and expertise to teach courses across the department; subject areas may include health care management, public administration, health care systems, public health, epidemiology, health education and promotion, public health policy and/or related health sciences content. Evidence of a scholarship agenda focused in an area of specialty in health care/public health or closely related area. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2024. Candidates who wish to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must have six years of experience teaching in higher education or comparable qualifications and demonstrate a clear and active line of scholarship with outcomes.

 

Responsibilities:

Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units (three credit hours each) per academic year. Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – provide i) high quality instruction in a variety of health care management and/or public health courses to a diverse population of students, and ii) effective advising and mentorship to students as they matriculate through their program and prepare to enter the workforce; 2) SCHOLARSHIP – development, or continuation, of an independent, focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; and 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the Department, College, University, professional and community levels.

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About Towson University

Department of Health Sciences:

The Health Care Management and Public Health programs are two of nine degree/certificate programs in the interprofessional, team-oriented Department of Health Sciences. The Health Care Management program has six full-time faculty and over 350 undergraduate majors. The Public Health program has nine fulltime faculty and over 250 undergraduate majors. The Department offers a Master of Science degree in Health Science with concentrations in Administration or Community Health, and a Health Leadership Post Baccalaureate Certificate. The Health Sciences Department is highly diverse in faculty and student body; candidates must be sensitive and understanding of diverse backgrounds.

 

Towson University:

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 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 900 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.