Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Health Education and Promotion Program
Department of Health Sciences
College of Health Professions
Position:The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Position with both undergraduate and graduate teaching opportunities beginning August 2019. Salary is competitive; this position includes the state benefits package.
Research doctoral degree in public health, health education and promotion (HEP) or related field. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all the degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2020. Preferred candidates will possess a Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or a Certification in Public Health credential; demonstrate strengths in promoting good undergraduate writing, undergraduate HEP research (including grant writing); will show strong evidence of effective innovative teaching and have a sustainable HEP scholarship agenda leading to refereed publications. Candidates who wish to be considered for the appointment at the rank of Associate Professor must meet all requirements for promotion to the Associate rank at Towson University
Teaching load for the Assistant Professor position is six courses for the first year (3 credit per unit), and may be negotiated for the second year. Associate Professor position may expect a 7 course teaching load. The candidate will teach courses spanning the Public Health Education and Promotion domain (e.g., sexuality, nutrition, mental health, chronic disease prevention, environmental health, etc). Other responsibilities include advising; university, professional and community service/outreach; help expand program offerings; and possible program coordination depending upon the applicant’s rank and experience.
Department of Health Science:
The Health Education and Promotion program is one of nine graduate/undergraduate degree/certificate programs in the Interprofessional team-oriented Department of Health Sciences. HEP has 12 full-time faculty and over 450 undergraduate majors across three concentrations: Community Health, School Health and School/Community Health. The graduate program offers the Master of Science degree in health science with concentrations in Administration, Community Health and School Health Education.
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 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 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.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts and contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least four professional references. Electronic submission of materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. Application materials should be directed to the chair of the search committee:
Dr. Andrea M. Brace, Chair, Health Education and Promotion Search Committee
Department of Health Sciences
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html 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-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CHP-N-3234.
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