FCSM-3643L, Lecturer, Micrcobiology/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Location: Towson, Maryland
Higher Education Institution
Lecturer, Microbiology/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
The Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics (FCSM) invites applications for a renewable, non-tenure track, 9-month Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning August 2023.
M.S. in Biology or a related field. Individuals with teaching experience at the undergraduate level are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants are expected to possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring students from a diverse student body including students of color and non-traditional students.
Teach lecture and laboratory sections of microbiology, introductory cell biology, and upper-level electives in cell and molecular biology.
The Department of Biological Sciences provides high-quality education to both undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on endowing students with the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary for success at Towson University and beyond. We are committed to providing students with an opportunity to conduct authentic research, both through independent research in faculty labs and as part of course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) laboratory classes. Towson University's Research Enhancement Program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Inclusive Excellence program has been named a "2022 Inspiring Program in STEM" by Insight into Diversity magazine. Towson University has also been named a top institution in the nation for gender equality and received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for three consecutive years. These awards highlight our ongoing commitment to supporting our diverse student body in reaching their educational and career goals in science and a continued mission in ensuring inclusion, equity, and diversity. With more than 3,800 undergraduates, 56% of whom are students from groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences, the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics is one of the fastest growing and most diverse colleges at 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 over 19,000 undergraduates and more than 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has of 900 full-time faculty, and offers 65 bachelor’s 42 master’s, and 4 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 February 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application that addresses the posting details and qualifications. Applications must also include: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a teaching statement, and (3) a personal statement that demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and the mission of the University. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be submitted separately by the letter writers. All application materials should be submitted electronically directly to Mrs. Sarah Grue, Administrative Assistant (email@example.com).
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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.
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).