October 2012
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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at Towson University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:20:25 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Assistant Professor
Geography & Environmental Planning
Department of Geography & Environmental Planning

The Towson University Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
seeks a broadly-trained physical geographer with specialization in
climatology for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position starting in
August 2013.

Position: Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to
excellence in teaching and working with diverse populations of students.
Responsibilities will include supporting the department and our minor in
Meteorology by teaching classes in introductory physical geography,
meteorology, climatology, climate change, the interaction of society
with the environment, and an upper-level elective and/or graduate-level
course in the candidate's area of specialization. The successful
candidate will be expected to work with geography graduate students and
support undergraduate research. Resources include a physical geography
teaching laboratory, a weather station, computer laboratories, and two
research laboratories for geomorphology and meteorology. There is
potential for working with the media studies program to provide students
with experience in broadcast meteorology, and NOAA headquarters is
located an hour away in Silver Spring, MD. A Ph.D. is required; A.B.D
will be considered for those expecting to complete the degree by summer

Towson University: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is
recognized by U.S. News & World Reports 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,
practical, clinical placements, course assignments and student events.
As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s 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 21,000 students and offers
more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal
arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. 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 830 full-time faculty who work
here. For additional information, visit <>.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, two
professional reference letters, a copy of any relevant publications, and
a recent course syllabus or other teaching materials. In their cover
letter, candidates should explain the role they would like to play in
our department with respect to the teaching duties explained above, and
they should describe their current and future plans for research. The
potential for research collaboration exists in fields such as data
mining of large climatological data sets, geographic information
science, the urban environment, human impacts to the environment, and

The applicant should submit electronic PDF copies of all materials to:

Dr. Martin Roberge
Chair, Physical Geography Search Committee
Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21252-0001

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate you are an applicant
for this position, please be sure to visit
<> 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 purposes
only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

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