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Posted: October 22, 2015


The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in conservation biology in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2016.


Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, ecology, or a related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2017. Strong foundation in ecology and evolutionary biology and be interested in combining field research with modern molecular techniques to address issues in conservation biology. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, show potential for a productive research/scholarly program and pursue extramural funding.


Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in introductory biology, an advanced undergraduate course that investigates molecular approaches to conservation, and a graduate-level course in the area of specialty. Develop a research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students and complements existing research in the department.

Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences is a dynamic department with broad areas of research interest in cell and molecular biology, organismal biology and ecology, physiology, science education and a strong Master’s program. Faculty also actively contribute to two interdisciplinary programs: Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics and Environmental Science and Studies. The Department provides a supportive and collaborative environment for research and teaching and is committed to excellent student education in synergy with internationally recognized research programs. Most of the faculty maintain active research programs and 64% have been awarded significant extramural funding support in the last five years. The Department of Biological Sciences supports molecular approaches to ecological, evolutionary and conservation biology research with next generation sequencing instrumentation for RNA and DNA analysis, and additional instrumentation for protein analysis.

Application Process

Review of applications begin October 23, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Applications, including curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, copies of recent publications, and the names and contact information of three references can be sent electronically to the address below.

Vanessa Beauchamp

Department of Biological Sciences
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

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